CFP: Journal of Law and Social Research

Journal of Law and Social Research
A Research Journal Anchored by

CALL FOR PAPERS for special issue December 2010
Co-edited by
Livia Holden and Rubya Mehdi

The Journal of Law and Social Research (JLSR) is a peer reviewed annual journal striving to improve the quality of legal education, encourage legal research, and build a strong tradition of vigorous academic discourse and publication in Pakistan.

JLSR aims to publish original and innovative legal scholarship in the diverse sub-fields of law. JLSR is also keen to publish interdisciplinary socio-legal research that explores the interface between law and political, economic, social and
legal institutions.

JLSR invites contributions for its special issue on corruption in the form of articles, book reviews and case comments focusing on the patterns and the organizational structure of corruption in every day practice. Contributors are welcome to address these aspects from a national, international and comparative perspective. Through multidisciplinary contributions, this special issue of JLSR aims to analyze a variety of methodological approaches to corruption, in order to comprehend a phenomenon which is hidden and concealed par excellence. In so doing, we wish to probe the constitutive power of the law in order to define corruption and also to examine how corruption is intertwined with institutional practices.

Some of the possible but not exclusive leading questions and themes for enquiry may be:
1) What are the strengths and the weaknesses of the law in its mode of addressing the practice of corruption?
2) What mechanisms for corruption are embedded in the practices of social, political and legal institutions?
3) How do the multiple registers of corruption illustrate the epistemic limitations of the law?
4) Universalistic vs. context-sensitive approaches to corruption.
5) Corruption and the neo-liberalism political agenda
6) Anti-corruption as a field of research
7) Key-concepts for anti-corruption policy-writing

This special issue also aims to provide opportunities for rethinking questions of legal pedagogy, social theory, research
methods and welfare policy. The above-mentioned themes are illustrative and authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on a greater variety of subjects related to corruption. Papers grounded in first-hand research will be privileged but abstract philosophical discussions, theoretically engaged social research, and pieces based on the law are also welcome.

We invite the submission of articles from scholars and senior students in the social sciences, humanities, law, economics, and history, but also encourage contributions from practitioners in the domain of social activism and legal practice. Articles must be in the range of 3000 to 6000 words.

Contributors are requested to submit an abstract and CV to the editors by the 31st August 2010 (; The deadline for the submission of finished papers is the 30th September 2010.

  4 comments for “CFP: Journal of Law and Social Research

    Shama Ajaz
    January 27, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Its an excellent attempt. I just want to ask the criteria of publishing article in this journal.

    December 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Contributors are requested to submit an abstract and CV to the editors by the 31st August 2013 (; The deadline for the submission of finished papers is the 30th September 2013, three issues have been published, you can visit at
    and have the details from there. plz

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