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
1.         Governance in Microfinance Industry
        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
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 [email protected] 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. 

About the author

Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.


  • Tentative:

    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)

  • 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.

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