The European Law Journal, HEC Paris and the Center for Research on Transnational Law (CTL), Peking University School of Transnational Law (PKUSTL), Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, are welcoming proposals for presentation at the 10th International Workshop for Young Scholars (WISH)/10ème Rencontre Internationale des Jeunes Chercheurs (RIJC).
The 10th WISH builds on the success of the previous WISH held annually since 2002. It offers outstanding young scholars an opportunity to present their best research work in a professional academic setting to an audience of other young scholars and more senior academics. Selected revised versions of the papers may be published in a special issue of the European Law Journal or in a bilingual edited book (Bruylant, Brussels) destined for an international readership.
Contributions are invited on relevant topics identified by the applicant, including the following themes:
Global Risk Regulation and Domestic Institutions and Processes
- How to source expertise (closed vs open source models, conflict of interest, etc)
- How to integrate expertise (institutional design issues)
- Multi-level Governance
- National competence and the outside world
- Promoting regulatory convergence under the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
- Regulatory cooperation in EU-China relations
- Role of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (the BRICS)
- The integration of non-legal expertise into risk policymaking and its main evidence-based
- methodological tools (regulatory impact assessment, cost-benefit analysis, precautionary principle, behavioral studies and randomized control trials)
- Public concerns
- Role of the media
- Management of scarcity
Creating and Managing Transnational Risk Regimes
- Overcoming the Public-Private divide
- Hard law and soft law in transnational risk management
- Role of domestic firms and governments
- The role of legal consequences of risk communication
- Actual and future trade disputes on food (GMOs, traditional foods, nanofoods, lab-grown meat), tobacco, alcohol and other risk substances, such as chemicals under both the trade and investment lens
- Actual and future disputes stemming from environmental issues such as climate change (extension of the European Emission Trading Scheme to the airline sector, etc.)
- Environmental, food safety and public health protection
- Social solidarity ethics
- Human rights
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS
1. Submission of proposals
Proposals should be submitted by email to Alberto Alemanno, by 15 March 2014 at the latest (an email acknowledging the receipt of the submission will be sent out by 31 March 2014). The email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals may be submitted either in English or French. Only original papers are eligible for WISH participation. Proposals and, after selection, draft manuscripts may not be submitted to other journals or fora of publication in parallel.
Proposals must be written by doctoral candidates (or equivalent) who have not yet submitted their thesis or have been awarded their doctorate in the 12 months prior to 15 March 2014. Papers co-authored with more experienced academics will not be considered.
Each proposal must contain the following information in order to be considered:
- A cover sheet with the title of the proposed presentation, the name of the proposer (first name, family name), the proposer’s institution, and full address, including email, telephone and fax.
- A 400 to 500 word summary of the proposed presentation.
- Proof from their university of their position as a doctoral candidate or that they were awarded their doctorate in the preceding 12 months.
- Proposals must be submitted in Word or RTF form.
2. Selection of papers
All proposals will be acknowledged. Proposals will be examined by the Editorial Board of the European Law Journal. (See the ELJ website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1468-0386/issues)
Letters of acceptance or rejection will be sent by 1st May 2014.
3. Submission of completed papers
The authors of the selected proposals will be asked to prepare a completed paper for presentation at the Workshop. The deadline for receipt of the completed paper is 15th September 2014.
Submission of a proposal constitutes a professional commitment to participate in the conference. Please submit a proposal only if you are seriously committed to completing the paper and participating in the conference if your proposal is selected.
4. Date of the conference
The conference will take place at HEC Paris in December, 2014 (date to be determined). The final programme of the Workshop will be distributed before 1st November 2014.
If you have any questions, please contact Cliff Wirajendi at email@example.com