Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Call for Papers – Journal on Governance

[The following announcement is posted on behalf of the Center for Governance, National Law University, Jodhpur]

Center for Governance, National Law University, Jodhpur, proposes the VII issue of “Journal on Governance,” its annual publication.  Journal on Governance offers a forum for critical research on interplay of contemporary corporate governance issues with other disciplines, including, inter alia, law, management and societal studies.  Aside to highlighting the problems and the challenges, the Journal attempts to explore and offer workable solutions, which may be helpful in regulatory and policy decisions.

A few of the Center’s such endeavours include comments on the consultative paper on the SEBI’s suggested Clause 49 reforms, followed by a panel discussion involving eminent stalwarts like Padmabhushan Shri D.R. Mehta (Founder Chairman, SEBI), and Ms. Usha Narayanan (Former Executive Director, SEBI, and currently partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.).

Previous issues of the Journal boast of scholarly discourses from eminent legal practitioners, academicians, research scholars and students.  The articles for publication are selected through a meticulous and intense process of review, edit and refinement. The Journal has received acclaim and appreciation from all contours of the industry and academia.  For the forthcoming issue, the Center invites Articles on the following sub-themes under the broad theme of "Governance- the contemporary challenges":

1.         Governance in Microfinance Industry
2.         SEBI’s Jurisdiction on Corporate Governance- a critical assessment
3.         Governance in PPP Model of Infrastructure Projects
4.         Corruption and Corporate Citizenship
5.         Conflict of Governance and Related Party Transaction

Please note that the submissions must conform to the following requirements:

- The acceptable length of Articles is 5000 words, and of notes and comments is 3000 words, including footnotes.

- All submissions must include an abstract of not more than 300 words, explaining the main idea, objective of the article and the conclusions drawn from it.

- The Article should be on A4 sized paper, in Times New Roman Font Type, font size 12, 1.5 line Spacing and 1 inch margins on each side. Authors should follow Harvard Blue Book Footnoting style. Footnotes should be in font size 10 and with single line spacing.

- Authors should provide their contact details, designation and institutional affiliation in the covering letter for the submission.

- The submission must be the original work of the authors. Any form of plagiarism will lead to direct rejection. The relevant sources should be duly acknowledged as footnotes. The decision of the reviewers in this regard shall be final.

- Authors are requested to send an electronic version of their manuscripts (.doc or .docx format) to with the subject as “Submission”. All queries may be addressed to the Editors on the aforementioned email address.

- Submission deadline for the Article, Notes and Comments is on the 31 July 2013. 


vswami said...


It deserves to be specially noted , with an appreciative nod, that the concept chosen for an analytical study and deliberation among the invitee-experts is simply- 'governance'; not with the usually prefixed yet another insurmountable concept namely, -'good'.

Merits an 'appreciative nod' is because, from a pragmatic viewpoint,what could be ideally expected, and at best hope to be achieved, if not ideologically,is, - 'governance'.

One thinks that, once the primary obstacles (predominant being so called, corrupt mindset and praqctices, are, as far as feasible clearly identified, and sincerely /whole heartedly taken on,and pursued to the end of accomplishing the ultimate goal of 'governance', everything else could, as one imagines, be expected to follow / fall in place.

Pathetically, despite all talks and efforts towards that end until now, seem to have failed to even take off; the simple reason is that there is hardly any governance - not only in the corporate sector, but also in the national arena, supposed to be the venue for the overall governance of the entire nation.

(left unedited- and open for law and other experts expected to partake in the announced project)

vswami said...

Rider (missing clue):

As the sage old saying, with in-depth wisdom, goes- charity begins (must begin!)at 'home'.

Naturally,likewise,any desire and motivation (attempt)to reset own 'mind', for the good of the rest, must necessarily begin only at 'individual'. That is possible through the unique and invisible exercise known as 'introspection'- howsoever difficult that may seem, to begin with.