Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Conference 2012, 3 – 5 April 2012, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
Call for Papers for International Economic Law Theme
Exceptional States: International Economic Law in Times of Crisis and Change
Convenors: Celine Tan, School of Law, University of Warwick (Celine.Tan@warwick.ac.uk) and Amanda Perry-Kessaris, School of Law, SOAS, University of London (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The global economy is undergoing tremendous upheaval and change. From the ongoing global financial crisis to concerns over food and energy security to conflicts over natural resources and a burgeoning environmental and climate change crisis, instability is permeating international economic relations and threatening to undermine the institutions of global economic governance.
There is uncertainty over the capacity of the postwar international economic legal order – itself built upon foundations established in the aftermath of military conflict and economic crisis – to contain the social, economic, political and legal manifestations of global crises. The impact of this turn of events is particularly challenging for developing countries and especially acute for countries on the periphery of the global economy, such as post-conflict and fragile states.
However, despite such challenges, times of crisis also offer opportunities for change, critical reflection on the current framework of international economic law and prospects for the reorientation of law and policy in the global economy.
The convenors of this theme welcome proposals addressing this question of crisis and change in international economic lawmaking and hope to stimulate further discussion and collaboration on these areas among participants.
Further information about the conference can be found here:
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Submission of abstracts must be made by Word document e-mail attachment to: email@example.com or to the convenors directly.
Abstracts must be no longer than 300 words and the deadline for the submission of abstracts is 16th January 2012. Abstracts submitted by this deadline will receive a decision to enable early registration by 31st January 2012.