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CALL FOR PAPERS - SPECIAL ISSUE 2020 - 1

 
The Brazilian Journal of International Law invites submissions for a special issue on Regional Integration: the role of regulation and governance to be published in February of 2020. The issue will be edited by Professors Jamile Bergamaschine Mata Diz (Federal University of Minas Gerais), Nuno Cunha Rodrigues (University of Lisbon) and Carlos Francisco Molina del Pozo (University of Alcalá, Spain)

Submissions on all aspects of Regional Integration: the role of regulation and governance are welcome. The following non-exhaustive topics can be considered for submissions:

1) Influence of governance on the development of power making-decision of the regional actors

The discussion on governance has become increasingly determinant in understanding how the activities of States and regional institutions, especially in regards to the regulations they establish, must consider the means of expression and the role of regional actors in global governance. Therefore, it is essential to analyze the decision-making process from a tendency intrinsically linked to the concepts of governance and regulation in multidimensional spaces created precisely by new institutional arrangements based on inter-state relations. A possible starting point for the investigation of these phenomena lies in the studies of the effectiveness, efficiency and efficacy of the decisions made by such arrangements and their implications in the good public management of the States participating in regional integration processes, in the cases, for example, of the European Union, Mercosur and other regional integration process.

2) The regulation of social participation in society at the policies and rule of institutional regional
Based on the report of the Commission on Global Governance (UN, 1996) and the respective developments incorporated therefrom (e.g. Department of Economic and Social Affairs - Responsible and Accountable Public Governance - World Public Sector Report, 2015, ST/ESA /PAD/SER.E/187) that were eventually incorporated into the State's regulatory activity, individually and / or coordinated under the influence of integration, the aim is to analyse the dimensions that are linked to the term governance, starting from a micro viewpoint between private actors and states, with a clear regulatory disposition in order to create a conducive environment for commercial and productive activities, reaching a macro viewpoint that includes both the participation of civil society in the activities of states and institutions and the control and supervision of the private agents. Governance should be guided as a means and process to achieve effective participation in decision-making, while promoting greater rapprochement between citizens and institutions, promoting more transparent ways of controlling and supervising their activities.

3) Regional governance models and connection to global governance

The Report of the UN Global Commission and other subsequent documents gave rise to the formation and adoption of governance parameters that were later reworked or modified by the States within the framework of the regional integration processes. The White Paper on Governance (2001) adopted by the European Union is a clear example of how a culture was created to promote greater openness, transparency, accountability and coherence of regulatory activities, now geared to the regional environment and not just at national level. The connection between global and regional governance encourages the incorporation of the principles, instruments and elements intended to achieve a participatory and dialogic regulation, linked to social control. The analysis of regional documents and normative acts exposes a peculiar aspect of governance based on the multiplicity of elements. The study of these forms of governance shows the extent to which there is a strong tendency to establish a public-private regulation that is also present in the regional integration processes.

• THE JOURNAL

The Brazilian Journal of International Law is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal which publishes three issues per year.

• SUBMISSION PROCESS

Manuscripts may be submitted in English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish. Articles in English are strongly recommended. Manuscript revisions will be in the language of submission. Non-native speakers are strongly encouraged to have their paper read by a native speaker. The Journal will reject articles if the level of chosen language is insufficient.
The Journal adopts a double-blind peer-review policy. The response from the first review will normally be provided within 30 days from the submission. Authors are expected to correct and return proofs of accepted articles within 10 days.
Authors should preferably hold a PhD and/or have a strong professional/academic background in Business Law and Human Rights Law at the time of submission. The editors will reject manuscripts before review if they are not suitable for the journal, e.g. because of inadequate or imprecise analytical development, inconsistent formatting, non-compliance with our submission guidelines or poor writing style (this list is not exhaustive).
The deadline for submission is August 10th, 2019.

• COPYRIGHT

All content published by the Journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY-NC. This will ensure the widest dissemination and protection against copyright infringement of the articles. The “article” is defined as comprising the final, definitive, and quotable Version of Scholarly Record, and includes: (a) the accepted manuscript in its final and revised form, including the text, abstract, and all accompanying tables, illustrations, data; and (b) any supplemental material.
As an author, you are required to secure permission to reproduce any proprietary text, illustration, table, or other material, including data, audio, video, film stills, and screenshots, and any supplemental material you propose to submit. This applies to direct reproduction as well as “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table that derives substantially from a copyrighted source). The reproduction of short extracts of text, excluding poetry and song lyrics, for the purposes of criticism may be possible without formal permission on the basis that the quotation is reproduced accurately and full attribution is given.

• MANUSCRIPT STRUCTURE

Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided below.
The Journal considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have not been submitted elsewhere, that they have not been published already, nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. Contributions must report original research and will be subjected to review by referees at the discretion of the Editorial Committee.

- GENERAL GUIDELINES
• Manuscripts should be written in Times New Roman, size 12, space between lines 1.5 throughout the manuscript (including all quotations, endnotes and references).
• Pages should be numbered consecutively.
• Notes should be listed consecutively at the end of the article (endnotes), and clearly marked in the text at the point of punctuation by superior numbers. Endnotes should be used for clarification purposes only.
• Manuscripts must be submitted in Word format (.doc). PDF files will not be accepted.
• All the authors of a paper must attach their short curriculum vitae (CV), which must consist of a single one paragraph-text of 100-120 words in length, each. This is to be done online during the submission process.
• The affiliations of all named co-authors should be the affiliation where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after the article is accepted.
• All manuscripts submitted should be free from jargon and be written as clearly and concisely as possible. Non-discriminatory language is mandatory. Sexist or racist terms must not be used.
• All submissions should be made online via http://www.publicacoesacademicas.uniceub.br/index.php/rdi/user/register

- FORMAT
Articles should be based on original research and develop an original argument falling within the scope of the journal. The articles are subjected to a blind-peer review and must include:
• Title
• Abstract of up to 200 words
• 5-7 keywords
• Main text
• References (at the end of the article)
• Footnotes
• Acknowledgements (if appropriate)
• Table(s) and Figure(s) with caption(s) (on individual files) (if appropriate)

• FURTHER INFORMATION

For questions regarding the content of this special issue, please contact:

Professor Nitish Monebhurrun — Editor of the Brazilian Journal of International law
nitish.monebhurrun@gmail.com
 
Publicado: 2019-03-29
 

CALL FOR PAPERS - SPECIAL ISSUE 2019 - 3

 
SPECIAL ISSUE 2019.3



Comparative Law and its protagonists:

what use, for what purpose, with which methods?



The Brazilian Journal of International Law invites submissions for a special issue on “Comparative Law and its Protagonists” to be published in December 2019. The issue will be edited by Dr. Gustavo Cerqueira (Maître de conférences at the University of Reims and President of the Latin America’s section of the Société de législation comparée, France) and Dr. Patrícia Perrone Campos Mello (Constitutional Law Professor at Centro Universitário de Brasília - UniCEUB, Brazil). The deadline for submission is the 30th of September 2019.

Submissions on all issues related to the subject are welcome. More precisely, proposals should address the purpose and the way in which legislators (on hard or soft law), judges (judicial, administrative or arbitral), lawyers, mediators and scholars – our legal protagonists – use legal comparison in the accomplishment of their missions. Proposals could also analyse if those missions and goals interfere with methodological choices. The following non-exhaustive topics can be considered by interested authors and researchers.



I. What to compare



I.1. Defining the object of comparison and its scope. How should the comparator define the object of comparison and its scope? For instance, should the approach be restricted to legal institutions, statutes and precedents, or should it include political, sociological and/or anthropological models? The criteria employed to make this choice must be justified. Such justification is also expected if the research is restricted to a certain period of time.

I.2. Legal pluralism and comparison. Legal pluralism is characterized by a diversity of conceptions of the law and by different concrete manifestations on its content. Not rarely, the study of a legal institution cannot be successful without considering the scholars’ opinions and the case law on the matter. In some cases, the legal pluralism of our days shall also interfere with the understanding of legal institutes, as evidenced by the “European Law”. What are the difficulties that the protagonists face when their object of comparison is plural and/or affected by legal pluralism?




II. Purpose to compare



II.1. Rhetorical use. Law and comparison share a close relation with rhetoric. What are the rhetorical functions of comparing different systems? Heuristic, pedagogical, hermeneutic, persuasive? Should (or does) the mission of the protagonist play a particular role in the choice of one or more of these functions? Finally, can one conceive legal comparison today without a critical purpose of contemporary law?

II.2. Law development. What are the purposes of comparing? Can comparative law provide a better understanding of the national law? Could it inspire its development? Should it be used by lawmakers, judges, lawyers and/or scholars with this purpose? In which circumstances? Which are the limits for legal transplants and for the migration of ideas among different systems? What are the problems and cautions to be observed ? How can comparative law be harmonized with the requirements of the democratic legitimacy of national law?



III. Methods of comparison



III.1. The debate on the methods. Comparative studies use a variety of methods, such as functional, analytical, structural, contextual, historical, common core, social-legal comparative law, comparative law and economics methods. Each of them emphasizes the comparison of distinct aspects or intends to answer different questions. Which are the positive and negative aspects of their use? Is it possible to argue for a more appropriate method of legal comparison? Does the answer to this question depend on the protagonist's mission and/or on the reasons to compare?

III.2. Ideological struggles related to methods. Law (and, therefore, comparative law) can be used as an instrument of ideology. The possibility of “judicialization of ideologies” should lead the critics of comparative law to question the criteria used to choose the object and systems to be compared, and to evaluate when these choices are motivated by ideological purposes and in which magnitude. Does comparative law serve as a mean of migration of ideologies and/or as an ideological support for legal choices? Besides, would the mission of the protagonist play a particular role in this phenomena? What is the contribution that comparative methods can offer to avoid or to evidence the ideological use of comparative law?



THE JOURNAL



The Brazilian Journal of International Law is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal which publishes three issues per year.

SUBMISSION PROCESS



Manuscripts may be submitted in English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish. Articles in English are strongly recommended. Manuscript revisions will be in the language of submission. Non-native speakers are strongly encouraged to have their paper read by a native speaker. The Journal will reject articles if the level of chosen language is insufficient.

It adopts a double-blind peer-review policy. The response from the first review will normally be provided within 30 days from the submission. Authors are expected to correct and return proofs of accepted articles within 10 days.

Authors should preferably hold a PhD and/or have a strong professional/academic background at the time of submission. The editors will reject manuscripts before review if they are not suitable for the journal, e.g. because of inadequate or imprecise analytical development, inconsistent formatting or non-compliance with our submission guidelines, and poor writing style (this list is not exhaustive).

The deadline for submission is 30th September 2019.



COPYRIGHT



All content published by the Journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY-NC. This will ensure the widest dissemination and protection against copyright infringement of articles. The “article” is defined as comprising the final, definitive, and citable Version of Scholarly Record, and includes: (a) the accepted manuscript in its final and revised form, including the text, abstract, and all accompanying tables, illustrations, data; and (b) any supplemental material.

As an author, you are required to secure permission to reproduce any proprietary text, illustration, table, or other material, including data, audio, video, film stills, and screenshots, and any supplemental material you propose to submit. This applies to direct reproduction as well as “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table that derives substantially from a copyrighted source). The reproduction of short extracts of text, excluding poetry and song lyrics, for the purposes of criticism may be possible without formal permission on the basis that the quotation is reproduced accurately and full attribution is given.



MANUSCRIPT STRUCTURE



Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided below.

The Journal considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have not been submitted elsewhere, that they have not been published already, nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. Contributions must report original research and will be subjected to review by referees at the discretion of the Editorial Committee.



GENERAL GUIDELINES



· Manuscripts should be written in Times New Roman, size 12, space between lines 1.5 throughout the manuscript (including all quotations, endnotes and references).

· Pages should be numbered consecutively.

· Notes should be listed consecutively at the end of the article (endnotes), and clearly marked in the text at the point of punctuation by superior numbers. Endnotes should be used for clarification purposes only.

· Manuscripts must be submitted in Word format (.doc). PDF files will not be accepted.

· All the authors of a paper must attach their short curriculum vitae (CV), which must consist of a single one paragraph-text of 100-120 words in length, each. This is to be done online during the submission process.

· The affiliations of all named co-authors should be the affiliation where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after the article is accepted.

· All manuscripts submitted should be free from jargon and be written as clearly and concisely as possible. Non-discriminatory language is mandatory. Sexist or racist terms must not be used.

· All submissions should be made online via http://www.publicacoesacademicas.uniceub.br/index.php/rdi/user/register



FORMAT



Articles should be based on original research and develop an original argument falling within the scope of the journal. The articles are subjected to a blind-peer review and must include:

· Title

· Abstract of up to 200 words

· 5-7 keywords

· Main text

· References (at the end of the article)

· Footnotes

· Acknowledgements (if appropriate)

· Table(s) and Figure(s) with caption(s) (on individual files) (if appropriate)



FURTHER INFORMATION



For questions regarding the content of this special issue, please contact:



Professor Nitish Monebhurrun — Editor of the Brazilian Journal of International law: nitish.monebhurrun@gmail.com
 
Publicado: 2018-11-08
 
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