29 November 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS: Constitutional Politics in Southeast Asia
I just received, in relation to the Call for Papers for the 7th EuroSEAS Conference, 2nd - 5th July 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal, the following:
PANEL 37 - CONSTITUTIONAL POLITICS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
Constitutional politics in Southeast Asia has undergone dramatic changes over the last quarter century. Underpinned by political and economic liberalization, as well as a growing integration in the world economy, states in Southeast Asia have begun to alter their constitutions, establish new courts (constitutional and administrative) while also more broadly strengthening existing rights and accountability regimes. The effects of these changes have been far reaching but quite uneven. Taking the existing diversity in the region as a starting point, we seek papers from authors for the themes of constitutional legacies, reforms and constitutional practices.
Authors are encouraged to explore broad questions such as historical-ideational underpinnings of constitutional reforms, actors and interests in the reform process and evolving constitutional practices. More specifically, we are interested in submissions that would fit the following sub-panels:
Session 1: Constitution Drafting, Institutional Design & Constitutional Politics in SEA
Session 2: Individual and Religious Rights & Constitutional Politics in SEA
Session 3: Military & Constitutional Politics in SEA
Session 4: Rule of Law, Courts & Constitutional Politics in SEA
With the aim of a possible publication (book, special edition), the panel chairs encourage exploration of such themes through original empirical papers, which may proceed from a variety of methods and disciplinary approaches (law, politics, history) including single and comparative case studies (the latter preferred), as well as theoretical contributions.