For its third international Authority Beyond States workshop, the AUSTAT network invites submissions from political philosophy, international and comparative constitutional law, and political science to address the exercise of authority by international institutions.
We are particularly interested in papers dealing with the vertical interplay between international institutions and domestic authorities and the horizontal interplay between different international institutions. We welcome both empirical studies, dealing for instance with conflicts of authority in or between particular issue-areas, and theoretical, conceptual and normative analyses, which may address for instance how new forms of authority challenge established conceptions of democracy, legitimacy, the rule of law, etc.
Key note speakers: Prof. Armin von Bogdandy, Director of the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany. Further keynotes will be announced in December.
We invite those interested in presenting a paper to submit a max 500 words abstract and a short biographical note using this online form form by 15 January 2012. The AUSTAT network will reimburse travel and accommodation expenses for all selected participants. The workshop takes place on May 3-4, 2012, at the Centre franco-norvégien en sciences sociales et humaines, Paris, France.
For further information, please see our workshop website.