FemLaw [a collaborative research network of the Law and Society Association (LSA)] is seeking expressions of interest in presenting papers in its program at two interdisciplinary international conferences being sponsored by the Law and Society Association: the New Orleans LSA conference (June 2-5, 2016) and the Mexico City International Conference on Law and Society (June 20-23, 2017).
Early expressions of interest are particularly sought from scholars in developing, emerging, and transition economy countries – the LSA will provide travel and accommodation funding for such scholars to enable them to participate in these conferences.
FemLaw wishes to nominate scholars, researchers, and policy analysts who are engaged in ongoing multinational and interdisciplinary work on economic/fiscal equalities and who are residents of low and medium income countries for this LSA funding program.
Membership in the LSA is not required. (See the link at the end of this call for country income classes.) Participants or groups interested in addressing any of the following types of domestic, regional, or international fiscal or economic issues from gender, race, indigenous, cultural, economic class, disability, development, and/or migration perspectives should contact us right away:
* economic gender equality – challenges, barriers, achievements, impact analysis
* gender budget issues and government austerity policies
* revenues for human rights
* tax policy or law
* Indigenous economic security, development, and gender
* gender dimensions of tax haven and offshoring policies
* financing for development
* oil/mining/gas revenue issues and more general ‘special economic zone’ issues
* IMF, World Bank, and/or EU conditionalities
* cultural analysis of fiscal discourses
* continued effects of the 2008/9 international financial crisis
* income inequalities, and, in particular, women and poverty
* overseas development aid and financing for development issues, realities, trends
* environmental sustainability issues, including climate change and warming Arctic
* gender equality and armed conflict
* paid and unpaid work * gender identities and economic status
* pay equity, employment equity, and precaritized incomes
* women’s access to capital and business investment, pensions