Call for Papers: Alexis Foundation

Simran Sahni

14 July 2016 3:35 PM GMT

  • Call for Papers: Alexis Foundation

    Alexis Foundation is India’s leading and most diversified youth-led think tank which conducts research and provides consultancy in areas such as economics, information technology, international relations, law, management, public policy and strategy.

    Legal Status: Registered as a Public Charitable Trust under Indian Trusts Act, 1882.

    Participant: United Nations Global Compact and United Nations Civil Society Network. 


    1. The submission is open to all students, research scholars, teachers and professionals around the world.

    2. Co-authorship shall be permitted. There is no bar on number of co-authors.

    Alexis Foundation invites original research papers on the following themes:

    Theme 1 – War, Terrorism and National Security

    1. Forms of Terrorism that have plagued the world

    1. New forms of warfare e.g. Cyber etc and measures to counter them

    2. Using National Security to violate/oppress the public. Justifiable?

    3. How to prevent the youth from radicalization

    4. Indian legislative framework against terrorism, Limitations of national Security measures
      6. Suggestions on “VasudevKutumbakam” ie “the world is a family” keeping in mind the recent solidarity against acts of terrorism 

    Theme 2 – Interlinking Law, Governance & Political Philosophy

    1. Indian Constitutional Philosophy

    1. Ethics and Medical Jurisprudence in India

    2. Kautilya, Machiavelli and Foreign Policy

    3. Sociological Analysis of Welfare Schemes in Rural India

    4. An Analysis of the Indian Prison Set-Up 

    Theme 3 – Aspects of Criminal law and Social Control in India

    1. Juvenile Justice System

    1. Issues concerning execution of Death Penalty

    2. Criminology and Penology

    3. Organised and White Collar Crimes

    4. Cyber crimes

    5. Rights of prisoners, under-trial prisoners and need of Prison Reforms

    Theme 4 – Constitutional Law as the broader theme, paired up with international regime and gender studies

    Theme 5 – Interdisciplinary topics on law with a focus on human rights, international relations and trade including but not limited to:

    1. Refugee and migrant rights/ LGBT rights

    1. Violence against women

    2. The weakening link between law enforcement agencies and human rights

    3. Diplomacy and foreign policy in the nuclear era

    4. International organisations and their efficacy

    5. The hegemonic stability theory and decline of the American hegemony
      7. New trends in WTO law and its modern interpretation in a globalised economic society

    6. Analysis and future of regional FTAs with a focus on South Asia

    7. Impact of the Brexit on global trade and investment

    Theme 6 – Unraveling commercial law and information technology with its associated international aspects and strategies

    Theme 7 – Legitimacy of the Unborn: Issues and Challenges

    1. Surrogacy: Whether ethical, legal or social?

    1. Rights of Child out of Rape

    2. Adoption v. Modern Reproductive techniques

    3. Unmarried Juvenile Mother

    4. Children of Divorced Parents: Issues and Challenges

    5. Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994: A Litmus Test

    Theme 8 – A generic overview of pressing and pertinent contemporary issues

    1. Gender sensitivity with emphasis on treatment of sex workers in contemporary times
    2. Net Neutrality: Human Rights in the digital age

    1. Cultural relativism as an obstacle to universal human rights

    2. Methods pertaining to poverty alleviation and development strategies

    3. An evaluation of the present economic system in India and its conclusive analysis

    4. A critical analysis of the Labour laws in India along with the wage game debate

    Theme 9 – Contemporary issues in International Law

    1. Role of International organizations (keeping the legal aspect at the front) in the climate change issue
    2. Conflict resolution at the international level

    1. Role of non-state actors in defining the international policies

    2. War Crimes, Genocide, and International Criminal Court

    3. Regional groups – their law and policies

    Theme 10 – Reflections on political and legal contemporary issues

    1. International Refugee Law. (IDPs, migrants)

    1. Euthanasia in India

    2. The effectiveness of Nuclear non-proliferation laws such as the NPT in the international realm, with analysis on the pressing question - Are nuclear weapons for peace or war?

    3. South China Sea dispute national, international and maritime laws

    4. Territorial aggression with special focus on the Iraq War and it’s legality

    5. UNSC as a multilateral institution

    6. How Coca-colonization changed the world 

    Submission Guidelines

    1. The work should be original, and must not be previously published or must not be in the stage of submission/consideration anywhere else.

    2. The word length can range between 3000-7500 words.

    3. Submissions should be made in MS Word format.

    4. Main Text – Times New Roman, font size 12, double spacing, justified, with a margin of an inch on all sides.

    5. Footnotes – Times New Roman, font size 10. Substantive footnotes are accepted.

    6. Citation Mode – Bluebook (19thedition)

    7. An abstract should be written at the beginning, explaining the aims and motives of the paper. Word length: 300-750 words.

    8. Bibliographies are welcome but not required.

    9. Each submission must be accompanied with a short description about the author(s). 

    Submission Policy

    1. The editorial board will follow the Anonymous Peer-Review policy for judging the submissions.

    2. The editorial board reserves the right to reject or edit any paper whose content is offensive or defamatory, explicitly unethical or if it supports racism, sexual or religious discrimination, illegal activities or terrorism; similarly an article may be refused if the Board deems that it might harm the political or religious sentiments of interested readers in any manner.

    3. The editorial board reserves the right to disqualify the paper on account of plagiarism.

    4. The research paper should not infringe the copyright or any other right of a third party, if so, the Alexis Foundation disclaims any responsibility for copyright violation or any other liability.

    5. The research paper shall be considered the property of Alexis Foundation, which reserves the right of publication of the same in a book and in any other manner as it may deem appropriate, without providing any royalty or compensation.

    6. The editorial board reserves the right to vary, repeal, alter any of the rules, if as required, as they deem appropriate.

    7. A soft copy of the research paper must be uploaded on our research portal – 15th September, 2016 - 23:59 HRS (IST).

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