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Call for Papers: EYCL (Vol 2) – The City in Constitutional Law

The European Yearbook of Constitutional Law (EYCL) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for its second volume (2020) on the theme of ‘The City in Constitutional Law’.

Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. There is a growing list of cities whose population exceeds – often by a substantial margin – that of the 60 or so small states, defined as sovereign countries with a population of 1.5 million people or fewer. Cities are places where State power is operationalized and concretized; where laws and government policies transform from parchment objectives to practical realities. In a similar vein, cities are also places for the realization of the constitutional rights and liberties enjoyed by individuals. Cities, then, matter. This volume aims to explore the constitutional dimensions attendant on the real-life significance of cities, focusing on their positioning within the wider organization of the State as well as their role as prime sites where individuals encounter or otherwise engage with State power.

The full call for papers can be found HERE (PDF). The deadline for proposal submissions is 30 April 2019.

About the EYCL

The European Yearbook of Constitutional Law is an annual publication devoted to the study of constitutional law. The yearbook provides a forum for in-depth analysis and discussion of new developments in constitutional law in Europe and beyond. Each issue is dedicated to a specific theme. The inaugural volume of the yearbook, on the theme of ‘Judicial Power: Safeguards and Limits in a Democratic Society’, will be published in 2019. The yearbook is published by T.M.C. Asser Press in cooperation with Springer Publishers.