CALL FOR PAPERS (VOL.2/2022)

2021-02-16

RELEVANT INFORMATION AND DATES

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words in length and must be submitted by 30 April 2021 to: athena@unibo.it. (please insert luigi.sammartino2@unibo.it and francesco.cavinato2@unibo.it in cc). Abstracts will first be evaluated by the editorial board who will notify acceptance by 31 May 2021. The full paper must then be submitted by 30 September 2021 for double-blind review; the confirmation of final acceptance will be provided by 30 November 2021. The paper should not be longer than 15000 words and 90000 characters. The complete submission guide can be found under the “Author Guidelines” on the journal's website. For inquiries please contact: athena@unibo.it.

TOPIC:  GLOBAL JUSTICE: THE CURRENT SITUATION AND THE NEW CHALLENGES

This topic refers to the different interpretations of the problem of justice in the international frame, that can be addressed through a plurality of approaches: from the concept of global justice – quite different from that of international justice – and conceived as a global (distributive) justice according to distinction among relationism, non-relationism, pluralist internationalism (M. Risse), to the relationship between international justice and law of peoples (J. Rawls), to the concept of “cognitive justice” of Sousa Santos, to that of justice according to TWAIL (Third World Approaches to International Law), to the interpretation of justice in the frame of a transcivilizational international law (Onuma Yasuaki), or according to the perspective of “capabilities” (A. Sen) etc.

The scientific interest in Global Justice includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

- Theories of Global Justice;

- Democracy, Sovereignty and Global Institutions

- Human Rights and Common Goods

- Inequality and Poverty

- Migrations, National Borders and Citizenship

- Climate Change, Global Environment and Sustainability

- Strategies for dealing with Global Crisis

- Global Health and Pandemic Challenges

- Multicultural and Gender issues

- Development, Trade and Economic Growth

- War, Peace and International Relations

A particular attention is to be paid to the question of Climate Change that is currently at the centre of multiple, and multidisciplinary, studies and research projects. Predominantly interpreted as a technical-scientific problem, and thus as a question of efficient management, containment and control of “nature,” the question of Climate Change should also be seen as an opportunity to call into question the socio-economic, political and (geo)political causes of environmental problems, and namely of our predatory approach to nature, and to relaunch the discussion on Global Justice by addressing in particular its intergenerational and ecological declinations, as well as the ways in which this debate has translated into the adoption of new constitutional norms (e.g. in Ecuador, Bolivia and many other countries) or policies and in the search for “alternative sustainabilities.”

All the topics can be addressed with a multidisciplinary approach and from different disciplinary perspectives: e.g. political science, philosophy of law, ethics, political philosophy, international law, political economy, human rights law and gender studies.