Call for Blogs: NLUO, Constitutional Law Society’s Special Edition on Elections in India: Submit by June 30

About the society:

The Constitutional Law Society of National Law University Odisha, Cuttack was established in 2018 with a vision to provide a platform for public discourse and deliberation vis-à-vis Constitutional Law.

About the blog:

The Constitutional Law Society, NLUO blog endeavours to create an accessible forum for intellectual discourse and shape the discussion of the most important and relevant issues pertaining to the Constitution through a meticulous scholarship selection and editing process.

This blog is a student-edited, peer-reviewed and a completely open access blog maintained by the Constitutional Law Society, NLUO. We are glad to invite posts from students, researchers, academicians, legal practitioners, and those who support the cause to materialize the objectives of CLS, NLUO.

Theme:

Elections in India Elections constitute a distinct sub-genre of representative democracy, which is the essence of our Constitution. In many ways, the electoral process impacts the constitutional processes.

The establishment of a new, legitimate political order becomes a precursor to ensure that the ideals of the Constitution are fulfilled. Therefore, elections raise pertinent questions which have wide ramifications on the constitutional texture of the nation and the Indian democracy at large.

To foster discussion on the inter-relationship between Elections in India and its effect on the Constitution and Indian democracy the CLS, NLUO is pleased to invite blogs on the theme “Elections in India”. An enumerative list of sub-themes is provided below:

  1. The Mavlankar Rule: The Selection of the Leader of Opposition
  2. Common Election Plan: An Action Plan for simultaneous Local and National Elections
  3. Should a candidate be able to stand from two different Constituencies in a Lok Sabha Election?
  4. Electoral Bonds and the Lok Sabha Election 2019
  5. Constitutionality of Post-Poll Alliances
  6. Rajya Sabha Members and Should They be Eligible for Central Ministership?
  7. Should there be a time-specific embargo on politicians from contesting Elections on defeat?
  8. Bypolls: A Critical Analysis
  9. Implementation of the Model Code of Conduct in the age of Electronic Media
  10. Political Defections and their Legality
  11. Voting Rights of Resident ‘Non-citizens’

Note: The CLS blog will be accepting submissions only on the theme “Elections in India”, till 30th June, 2019. The above list is enumerative in nature and authors are free to send blogs on other aspects of Elections in India.

We aim at producing literary pieces that shall examine issues through an analytical eye and make for an interesting read. Entries which come up with a creative and enriching outlook on this contemporary constitutional issue shall be appreciated.

Submission guidelines:
  • Interested authors are requested to send their submissions in .doc/.docx format to clssubmission[at]gmail.com.
  • Submissions should be precise and the maximum word limit is 1000 with no minimum cap (exclusive of endnotes).
  • Authors must use endnotes and not footnotes.
  • An article can be co-authored by a maximum of two people.

Note: The selected entries shall be published on the CLS NLUO blog.

Contact info:

The detailed submission guidelines can be found here.

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In case of any queries, feel free to contact us on +91-9468631470 (Siddharth Panda, Co-Convener) or drop a mail at clssubmission[at]gmail.com

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