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Researchers interested in participating in this summer school can submit papers until 28 February 2019. The summer school will bring together PhD candidates, advanced master students, and postdoctoral researchers (<3 years since PhD) with senior scholars from the fields of political science, law, sociology, and international relations to discuss key analytical issues and empirical research in progress on European and transnational rulemaking.

The Summer School

For the purposes of this summer school, ‘rulemaking’ is defined broadly to encompass governance processes leading to the adoption of norms, rules, or standards intended to guide the conduct and behaviour of others, both formal and informal, organized through private or multi-stakeholder as well as public bodies. For the EU as an ever more active international actor, this includes EU rulemaking under international law. In the EU context, a wide variety of actors and fora are involved in such rulemaking: European agencies, networks of regulators, comitology committees, open methods of coordination, consultative fora, and operational cooperation among national officials, as well as private and/or hybrid public-private standard-setting and certification schemes. Issues to be considered will include: the organization and effectiveness of different types of rulemaking processes; their relationship to conventional forms of legislative and judicial oversight; the participation in their operation of different types of actors (national/European/transnational; public/private; business/civil society); the relationship between European and international rulemaking; and the normative legitimacy of rulemaking processes beyond the nation-state.


Call for Papers

Proposals are invited from PhD candidates, advanced masters students, and postdoctoral researchers interested in participating in this workshop.  The workshop is open to junior scholars within and beyond the EU. The organizers reimburse up to €500 for travel and accommodation costs for a maximum of 10 accepted participants from outside Amsterdam. Those who would like to be considered for reimbursement should state this in their application letter, and confirm that they are unable to raise sufficient funds from their home institution. Applicants should send the application letter, current CV and a 1-2 page project or paper description to Gijs van der Starre, Managing Director of ACES,, by 28 February 2019.

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