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Call for Papers: Conference on The UN Security Council: Legitimacy and Performance [May 22-25, Switzerland]: Submit by Jan 29

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The conference ‚ÄúThe United Nations Security Council: Contemporary Threats to its Legitimacy and Performance‚ÄĚ will take place from 22 to 25 May, 2016 at the Conference Centre Monte Verit√†, Ascona, Switzerland, the venue of choice for Congressi Stefano Franscini (ETH Zurich).¬†

The aim of the¬†conference is critically to take stock of, and to further develop, the debates of the last twenty years¬†regarding the composition and decision‚Äźmaking process as well as the substantive work of the UN¬†Security Council (UNSC).

In doing so, the conference will take into account recent events and developments in international law and international politics, embed them in the context of the history of the UN, and analyse them using state of the art theoretical frameworks from international legal theory, political science, and political philosophy.

Participants are invited to discuss three main topics:

(1) the theoretical and conceptual framework for an examination of the UNSC and its work,

(2) the¬†composition and decision‚Äźmaking of the UNSC and the ongoing debate regarding its reform, and

(3) the mandate and substantive work of the UNSC.

One of the conference panels is specifically dedicated to contributions of junior scholars.

Junior scholars of international law, international relations, or political philosophy are invited to¬†‚Äėre‚Äźimagine‚Äô the UNSC by addressing any of the following topics:

(1)  Theory and Concepts

Ôā∑ Global constitutionalism and critical approaches to international law as related to the work¬†and status of the UNSC

Ôā∑ Issues of democracy, the rule of law, and legitimacy, as related to the work and status of the¬†UNSC

(2) UN Security Council Reform

Ôā∑ Law and politics in the debate on UNSC reform

Ôā∑ Increasing the inclusiveness of the UNSC for global civil society

(3) The Mandate and Work of the UN Security Council

Ôā∑ North‚ÄźSouth relationships in the work of the UNSC

Ôā∑ Human rights and gender in the work of the UNSC

Ôā∑ Securing the non‚Äźuse of force as a central responsibility of the UNSC

Interested young scholars are invited to submit an abstract outlining the topic (title), methodology, and main theses of the proposed paper. Abstracts must not exceed 800 words.

Please submit the abstract electronically to lehrstuhl.fassbender@unisg.ch

The deadline is January 29, 2016.

Please add to the abstract a current CV.

Based on a choice among the abstracts, a number of young scholars will be invited to present a paper. Travel expenses as well as board and lodging will be covered for each of them.

Full details are HERE.

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  1. What do they mean by junior scholars? Does it include undergraduates as well?

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