Call for Papers: Scholars Workshop: Global Crisis and Global Constitutionalism



Event Date: 

07/20/22 to 07/22/22

Location name: 

Southampton, United Kingdom


f Global Constitutionalism and the Centre for Global Constitutionalism at the University of Southampton

The editorial team of Global Constitutionalism and the Centre for Global Constitutionalism at the University of Southampton invite contributions for its upcoming workshop, 20-22 July 2022 at the University of Southampton. 

The deadline for submission is the 18th of March, 2022.



The editorial team of Global Constitutionalism, in conjunction with the Centre for Global Constitutionalism at the University of Southampton, will be organizing a workshop on July 20-22, 2022. It is our intention to hold the workshop and associated networking events in person, but in order to broaden access to the workshop to those who may not be able to travel to Southampton, sessions may be held in a hybrid format.

The workshop will include special sessions for junior and senior scholars interested in publishing in the field of global constitutionalism. Each selected scholar will be invited to present a paper to the workshop. They will also receive extensive feedback on their papers from the editors. The expectation is that selected papers, after revisions based upon feedback at the workshop, would be submitted to Global Constitutionalism for peer review with the possibility of publication. This is intended as an opportunity for researchers to receive mentorship in the craft of publishing in peer reviewed journals. Editors from the journal will work closely with the selected scholars throughout the process.

We invite paper proposals on any topic related to global constitutionalism, with a particular focus on how recent challenges and crises in global constitutionalism (including, but not limited to, democratic backsliding, the resurgence of authoritarianism, crisis in democratic process, global and intranational economic inequality, the COVID-19 pandemic, and how new technologies complicate democratic liberalism). We define global constitutionalism as the foundations, limitations, and contestations of the principles and norms of political order and their dynamics over time on a global scale. One of the goals of the workshop is to advance global constitutionalism as an interdisciplinary field. Another is to promote the creation of networks of scholars working in similar fields. Thus, we invite submissions from abroad range of disciplines including International Law, Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Politics, Political Theory and Philosophy.


Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Contestation of global norms 
  • Global justice 
  • Transnational democracy 
  • Post-colonial critiques of global constitutionalism 
  • Non-western approaches to global constitutionalism 
  • The implications of the rise of populist and nationalist movements for global constitutionalism
  • Global constitutionalism and cultural diversity 
  • International courts and contemporary challenges to international courts 
  • The rule of law from a global perspective 
  • Contemporary challenges to democracy 
  • The legitimate role of the judiciary in the global order


In order to apply, please submit an English language paper abstract of up to 400 words and an academic biography of 150 words at

The deadline for submissions is 18th of March, 2022