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Call for Papers: NLSIU’s Book on Good Governance: The RTI Way: Submit by Nov 30

By: The Admin | October 15, 2015

NLSIU proposes to publish a book titled “Good Governance – The RTI Way”, as ‘NLSIU Book Series – 3’.

The first book in this series, titled Contracts, Agreements and Public Policy in India was released by the Hon. Chief Justice of India at the NLS Convocation 2015.

The acclaim for this book has motivated us to undertake the publication of the second book in this series, titled Energy Law and Policy in India, also under the editorship of Prof Sairam Bhat.

We invite contributions from Law Teachers, Practitioners, Researchers, RTI Activists, Consultants, Students, and other interested persons.

These may be under the following broad topics:

1. Right to Information Act and its compliance

2. Right to Information Act as an anti- corruption tools

3. The Right to Privacy and Right to Information Act

4. Right to Information Act and Good Governance in India

5. Right to Information Act promoting Accountability and Transparency in Public sector undertaking

6. Right to Information Act and its effectiveness to eradicate the corruption

7. Right to Information Act and effective service delivery

8. Right to Information Act and Whistle Blowers

9. Right to Information Act and role of the NGOs

10. Right to Information Act and Corporate Law in India

11. Ambit and scope of the Right to Information Act

12. Exemption under Right to Information Act

13. Competent authority and RTI

14. RTI and Human Rights

15. Right to information and Consumer Rights

16. Environment Protection and Right to Information Act

17. Right to Information Act and public policy

Submissions, under the following categories, are welcome:

1. Long Articles – between 5000 and 8000 words including footnotes

2. Short Articles – between 2500 and 3000 words including footnotes

3. Case Comments and case summaries

4. General write-ups and comments

Submission Guidelines:

1. Submissions are to be made only in electronic form (MS Word format, ie .doc or .docx). They are to be sent to [email protected]

2. Details about the author(s), including qualifications and institutional affiliations, if any, are to be mentioned in the covering letter. Co-authorship (up to 3 authors) is permitted.

3. Only original work need be sent. It is presumed that, once the work has been sent, that it is the original work of the author(s) so named and that it has not been published anywhere else.

Scope and relevance: The work must be on contemporary legal issues on the Right to Information, under the themes outlined above.

The language used must be formal and clear, adhering to the submission guidelines.

Papers must be accompanied by an abstract of 300–400 words.

A uniform mode of citation of legal authorities must be followed throughout the work (20th Edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, is recommended).

Review Process

The submissions received would be reviewed by the Editor(s) to determine whether the subject matter fits within the scope of the topic and assess the quality of the manuscript.

The decision on publication will be solely the discretion of the Chief Editor and will require a minimum of 1–2 weeks after the deadline.

Deadline for Submissions: November 30th, 2015.

Full details are HERE.

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