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Call for Papers: The Journal of Antitrust Enforcement 

The Journal of Antitrust Enforcement (OUP) Oxford University Press is delighted to announce the launch of a new competition law journal dedicated to antitrust enforcement. The Journal of Antitrust Enforcement forms a joint collaboration between OUP, the Oxford University Centre for Competition Law and Policy and the George Washington University Competition Law Center.

The Journal of Antitrust Enforcement will provide a platform for cutting edge scholarship relating to public and private competition law enforcement, both at the international and domestic levels.

The journal covers a wide range of enforcement related topics, including: public and private competition law enforcement, cooperation between competition agencies, the promotion of worldwide competition law enforcement, optimal design of enforcement policies, performance measurement, empirical analysis of enforcement policies, combination of functions in the mandate of the competition agency, competition agency governance, procedural fairness, competition enforcement and human rights, the role of the judiciary in competition enforcement, leniency, cartel prosecution, effective merger enforcement and the regulation of sectors.

Submission of papers: Original articles that advance the field are published following a peer and editorial review process. The editors welcome submission of papers on all subjects related to antitrust enforcement. Papers should range from 8,000 to 15,000 words (including footnotes) and should be prefaced by an abstract of less than 200 words.

Submission, by email, should be directed to the Managing Editor, Hugh Hollman at JAE_Editor@me.com.

Contact Information:

Ariel Ezrachi
ariel.ezrachi@law.ox.ac.uk

William Kovacic
wkovacic@law.gwu.edu

http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/antitrust/

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Education, Equality, Fundamental Rights – AALS Meeting – New Orleans, LA 

The Section on Constitutional Law and the Section on Education Law will be holding a joint program at the January 2013 AALS annual meeting. The program topic is “Forty Years after Rodriguez, 35 Years after Bakke: Education, Equality and Fundamental Rights.” The program will be held on Friday, January 4, from 2:00-5:00pm.

Deadline Date for Submission: August 1, 2012

For more information and submission of abstracts, contact Professor Mark S. Scarberry, Pepperdine University School of Law, mark.scarberry AT pepperdine.edu.

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Insurance and Consumer Protection – AALS Meeting – New Orleans, LA 

The AALS Section on Insurance Law will hold a program on Insurance and Consumer Protection during the AALS 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The program is scheduled for Sunday, January 6, 2013, from 10:30 AM to 12:15 PM. The program will feature a panel of leading research on consumer protection and insurance markets. Panelists scheduled to participate include: Shawn Cole (Harvard Business School), Kyle Logue (University of Michigan Law School), and Lauren Willis (Loyola Law School Los Angeles). We are looking to add one additional panelist through this Call for Papers. The submission deadline is Sept. 4, 2012.

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6th Annual Conference on the Political Economy of International Organizations 

6th Annual Conference on the
Political Economy of International Organizations
February 7-9, 2013, Universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg, Germany


Universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg, Germany, on February 7-9, 2013. The conference brings together economists and political scientists to address political-economy issues related to international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the European Union, and also other international organizations that have as yet received less attention in the academic literature.

Submission of Papers
Both empirical and theoretical papers will be considered. Please submit full papers to conference@peio.me. The deadline for submission is 30 September, 2012. Decisions will be made by 31 October, 2012. This year’s special issue of the Review of International Organizations will be focusing on The Political Economy of Multilateral Trade Negotiations, edited by Peter Egger (ETH Zurich) and Marcelo Olarreaga (University of Geneva). Please indicate in your submission to the conference whether you are interested in also submitting to the special issue.

Conference Format, Attendance, and Registration
The number of participants will be limited to about 70, which allows for in-depth discussion of each paper. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the entire conference. There is no registration or conference fee. Travel and accommodation are at the expense of participants.

Conference Venue: Universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg, Germany. The closest international airport is Frankfurt (30 minutes).

Conference Website: http://www.peio.me/

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Academy of Business & Retail Management -- Call for Papers 

Authors are invited to submit their original research papers, case study, review, work in progress, reports, abstract, students’ papers or research proposals within the broad scope of each conferences. All papers should be personally proofread prior to submission. Author’s submission will be published in both the conference proceeding under The Business & Management Review (Printed copy) and online.

For further details about our conferences and our academic journals, please visit our website on www.abrmr.com or send us an email on editor@abrmr.com.

Conferences

Boston, MA. (USA)
Corporate Governance and Business Conference
CGBC: 19th – 20th July 2012. Click here for more information.

Las Vegas, NV. (USA)
International Conference on Business and Economic Development
ICBED: 23rd – 24th July 2012. Click here for more information.

London, U.K.
International Trade and Academic Research Conference
ITARC: 5th – 6th November 2012. Click here for more information.

New Delhi, India
International conference on the Restructuring of the Global Economy
ROGE: 04th-06th February 2013. Click here for more information.

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Culture, Community and Architecture Workshop: ‘The Architecture of Community’ 

Southampton Law School,
University of Southampton,
06 September, 2012

In our ordinary, everyday lives we travel in, through and around many places that may or may not appear particularly significant or important to us. Yet all of these places conceal and can reveal understandings of place whose meaning is created, constructed and contested. Institutional architecture, for example, whether legal, political or religious, combines and embodies two constitutive elements of architectural reality: it has instrumental use as a place for the public gathering or housing of a particular type of historic and living community; it also has symbolic value as a visual representation of a particular factual reality. It is a place where power is situated and represented. This full-day multidisciplinary workshop explores those complex relationships between culture, community and architecture that help define and organise our public space and how we use and experience that space.

Call For Papers

The workshop welcomes papers from a range of disciplines, including (but not limited to) law, politics, religion, architecture, philosophy, anthropology, ecology. Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome, as are both practical and theoretical contributions.

Suggested topics might include but are not limited to the following ideas:

1. Spatiality and social identity

2. Space and place – public and private – inclusion and exclusion

3. Institutional architecture – the design and use of architectural space

4. The construction of meaning through signs, symbols and other modes of communication

5. Architecture of governmentality, power and control

6. Environmental architecture - architectural design and ecological systems

If you are interested in speaking on a panel please send your proposed title, together with an abstract (150–300 words), to E.Nottingham@soton.ac.uk by 13th July 2012. Graduate students, academic staff and career professionals are all invited to submit. All abstract proposals should include the following:

Paper Title
Title, First Name, Surname and Affiliation of all authors
100 - 150 words biography of all authors
E-mail address for corresponding author
150–300 word abstract of paper

It is intended that there will be three panels during the day with up to four speakers on each, which includes one keynote speaker per panel. All speakers can expect to talk for about 20 minutes each, followed by discussion from the floor.

For further information, please contact:
Dr James MacLean, Southampton Law School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ. Email: J.Maclean@soton.ac.uk

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Call for Papers 5th ESIL Biennial Conference: Interest Group Workshops 

5th ESIL Biennial Conference: Interest Group Workshops
13th September 2012, Valencia Spain

“Regionalism and Feminism: How regionalism impacts on women’s lives”


This is a call for papers for the interest group workshops that will take place on the morning of 13th September 2012 as part of the 5th ESIL Biennial Conference. The interest group on Feminism and International Law is organising a panel to consider the contribution feminist theory and methodology can make to questions raised by conference theme: regionalism and international law.
This meeting of the interest group on Feminism and International Law will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the impact of regionalism on women’s lives. In particular, participants will explore whether the fracture and fragmentation of international law is mirrored in the fragmentation of feminist thought. The question of whether a uniquely ‘European’ feminism exists – and the implications of this for women in Europe and beyond – is foremost in our minds. There will also be an opportunity in this session to look in depth at the meaning of regional legal institutions and tribunals, such as the European Court of Human Rights, to women’s lives.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words in English or French should be submitted directly to troy.lavers@le.ac.uk with the author’s title, contact information and organisational affiliation. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday 18th May 2012. We anticipate that scholars who contribute to the workshop maybe interested in publishing their papers jointly in a good quality peer reviewed journal, and publication plans will be discussed at the meeting.

Please note that is you wish to attend the meeting of the Feminism and International Law Interest Group you do not have to register for the full ESIL conference. There will also be an opportunity at the end of the panel for a discussion on future events of the interest group.

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Call for Papers ‘Re-interpreting Blackstone’s Commentaries: the Evolution and Influence of a Seminal Text in National and International Context’ 

‘Re-interpreting Blackstone’s Commentaries: the Evolution and Influence of a Seminal Text in National and International Context’
A Symposium at the University of Adelaide, Thursday 6 December, 2012


Conceptualization

Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, first published in Oxford in 1765-69, ran to eight editions in the author’s lifetime (he died in 1780), and has never since been out of print on either side of the Atlantic. Indeed it is arguable that the Commentaries is the most influential law book in the Anglo-American legal tradition. Now an international group of scholars (David Lemmings and Wilfrid Prest, University of Adelaide, Simon Stern, University of Toronto, T.P. Gallanis, University of Iowa, and Ruth Paley, History of Parliament Trust, London) has undertaken to produce a new edition of this seminal work.

As part of this project, which is also the starting point for a new history of law in eighteenth-century England, a one-day Symposium at the University of Adelaide will seek the views of international experts on the evolution and influence of Blackstone’s Commentaries in national and international context. The premise of this Symposium is that for understanding English law and governance in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world, the Commentaries is a central text, and Blackstone a pivotal figure.
The Organisers

David Lemmings, History and Politics, University of Adelaide.
Wilfrid Prest, Law/ History and Politics, University of Adelaide.
Keynote speakers:

John Cairns, University of Edinburgh
Paul Halliday, University of Virginia
Kathryn Temple, Georgetown University
Offers of Papers and Registration:

Abstracts of proposed papers (maximum 250 words), should reach Janet Hart by 31 July 2012.
The registration fee is AUS$75.00 for the salaried and AUS$50.00 for students and the unwaged (register via Registration Form) by Monday 5 November 2012).

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Call for Papers “The Cultures and Institutions of Business” 

The Business History Conference invites proposals for its 2013 annual meeting, taking place March 21–23, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

The theme of the annual meeting is “The Cultures and Institutions of Business.” We are interested in all topics embracing the culture of business and the business of culture. Papers may engage the ways in which cultural beliefs, values, practices, institutions, meanings, language, identities, habits, and cognition shape business orientation, governance, behavior, and performance in different geographical, historical, or social settings. Papers may also address the ways in which business has acted upon cultural practices and institutions, both high and popular culture, or how the language of business has entered into wider public discourses. Works might cover such matters as the business of entertainment and the arts or cultural differences (or conformity) in ideas and practices of management, accounting, human resources, scientific and technological research, and innovation.

In keeping with longstanding BHC policy, the Committee will also consider submissions not directly related to the conference theme.

The committee will consider both individual papers and entire panels. Individual paper proposals should include a one-page (300-word) abstract and one-page curriculum vitae (CV). Panel proposals should include a cover letter stating the rationale for the panel and the name of its contact person; one-page (300-word) abstract and author's CV for each paper; and a list of preferred panel chairs and commentators with contact information. Graduate students and recent Ph.D.s (within 3 years of receipt of degree) whose papers are accepted for the meeting may apply for funds to partially defray their travel costs; information will be sent out once the program has been set. Everyone appearing on the program is required to register for the meeting.

The deadline for receipt of all proposals is 1 October 2012. Acceptance letters will be sent by 20 December 2012. Presenters are expected to submit abstracts of their papers for posting on the BHC website. In addition, presenters are encouraged to post electronic versions of their papers prior to the meeting and to submit their papers for inclusion in the BHC's on-line proceedings, Business and Economic History On-Line.

Please send proposals for papers, panels, or the Krooss Prize to BHC2013@Hagley.org. If you do not have access to the internet, you may send hard copies to Roger Horowitz, Secretary-Treasurer, Business History Conference, P. O. Box 3630, Wilmington, DE 19807, USA. Phone: (302) 658-2400; fax: (302) 655-3188.

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Call for Papers: International Law, Genocide and Imperialism: The Colonial Origins of Human Rights? 

Conveners: Jose-Manuel Barreto (Goldsmiths College, London), Fernanda Bragato (UNISINOS, Porto Alegre & Prabhakar Singh (National University of Singapore)

Anghie's thesis according to which the 'colonial origins of international law' can be found in the context of the Conquest of America and the works of Francisco de Vitoria led to a re-thinking of international law. This thematic has also attracted the attention of critical legal scholars like Fitzpatrick, Kennedy and Koskenniemi, and of Decolonial thinkers like Dussel and Mignolo. What venues does Anghie's thesis open for re-thinking human rights from a non-eurocentric perspective? What consequences can be drawn for human rights from a Decolonial reading of modern ius gentium and iusnaturalism?

The issue of genocide can provide an insightful perspective on ius gentium and iusnaturalism in early modernity. While Stannard has referred to the Conquest of America as 'centuries of genocide', Todorov claims that 'the Sixteenth century perpetrated the greatest genocide in human history'. On his part, Lindqvist finds in colonial genocide an antecedent for the Holocaust.

The political economy of colonialism can also offer key ideas on the origins of human rights. Marx described the formation of the capitalist economy as a process in which the peasants were separated from the means of production and became wage labourers. Marx also stated that 'the discovery of gold and silver in America... the turning of Africa into a warren for the commercial hunting of black-skins, signalised the rosy dawn of the era of capitalist production'. The first thesis became crucial for the understanding of primitive accumulation, the second has remained marginal. Can the latter help us to understand natural law in the context of colonialism?

In the background of elaborations on Eurocentrism and international law (Mignolo, Koskenniemi), this stream also works as a dialogue between a Third-World standpoint and the European-US perspective. This interdisciplinary stream invites papers on the possibility of constructing an early modern history and theory of human rights by an interpretation of the works of Vitoria, Las Casas, Sepulveda, Suarez and Vieira, and on the basis of the analysis of the questions of genocide and the primitive accumulation of capital in the context of the Conquest of America.

Contacts: Jose-Manuel Barreto, manuel.barreto@gold.ac.uk; Fernanda Bragato, fernanda_bragato@hotmail.com and Prabhakar Singh, Prabhakarsingh.adv@gmail.com

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