Call for Papers: Constitutional Identity and Constitutionalism in Africa – SASCA 2020

Call for Papers: Constitutional Identity and Constitutionalism in Africa – SASCA 2020

Deadline: February 15, 2020

The organisers of the Stellenbosch Annual Seminar on Constitutionalism in Africa (SASCA) are pleased to announce the call for papers for the Eighth Stellenbosch Annual Seminar on Constitutionalism in Africa – SASCA 2020.

The seminar which will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from September 21-23, 2020. SASCA 2020 will be jointly organised by the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, the South African Research Chair in Multilevel Government, Law and Development (SARChI) at the Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape, and the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS).

The theme for this seminar is Constitutional Identity and Constitutionalism in Africa.

Research Questions

The issues of decolonisation and constitutionalism bring a number of important research questions about constitutional identity to the fore-historically, contemporary, and prospectively. They thus call for papers that address and are guided by any of the following themes:

  • The relevance of the concept of ‘constitutional identity’ to African constitutional orders?
  • Colonial constitutional identities and path-dependency
  • Authentic constitutional identities and the decolonisation of constitutional law
  • Traditional authorities and African constitutional identities
  • Constitutionalism and an African constitutional identity
  • A pan-African constitutional identity?

Benefits

  • All authors whose papers are accepted will be provided with a return economy class air ticket, and board and lodging in Stellenbosch for the duration of the seminar.
  • All the papers presented during the seminar will be peer reviewed for publication in the sixth volume of the, Stellenbosch Handbooks in African Constitutional Law, which is published by Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Eligibility

  • Scholars and other persons interested in research in this area are invited to submit a proposal on any of the sub-themes.

Application

The proposal should include:

  • An abstract of the paper of about 1000 words (clearly indicate the sub-theme you want your abstract to be reviewed under or if is it general, then say “other”)
  • A CV of the author

Proposals should be sent as e-mail attachments to Dr Michelle Maziwisa, at [email protected] and Dr. Lukman Abdulrauf, at [email protected] and copy the two organisers, Prof. Charles M. Fombad, Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, [email protected] and Prof. Nico Steytler, SARChI Chair in Multilevel Government, Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape, [email protected]. Any questions on this call for papers should be directed to the addresses given above.

For more information, see official call and visit SASCA.

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