Constitutions are an intergenerational matter – and there’s a big cash prize to be won!

Should a national constitution be written in stone, or flexible enough for future generations to adapt it to their needs? The Intergenerational Foundation is asking academics to answer this and other related questions for the Intergenerational Justice Prize, worth €10,000, and also for the next edition of the Intergenerational Justice Review. Deadline 1 August 2016. Antony Mason explainsIF_Blog_IGJ_Prize_Constitutions

This is an urgent call for papers – urgent because the deadline is fast approaching: 1 August 2016!

The Intergenerational Justice Prize 2015/16 offers a prize of €10,000 (yes, that’s ten thousand euros) to be shared amongst the entrants who submit the best essays on this year’s topic:

“Constitutions as millstones? Are regular national constitutional conventions the solution to give successive generations the flexibility they need?”

The prize is primarily aimed at young researchers and academics. See our website page for full details!

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The Intergenerational Justice Prize is co-promoted by the Intergenerational Foundation (IF) and the Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations (FRFG), based in Stuttgart, Germany.

FRFG and IF also co-publish the Intergenerational Justice Review, now with the additional help of the University of Tübingen.

The winning entries to the Intergenerational Justice Prize 2015/16 are very likely to be published in the next edition of Intergenerational Justice Review (2/2016), which has as its subject:

“Constitutions and Intergenerational Justice”

But please note: whereas the Intergenerational Justice Prize is primarily aimed at young researchers and academics, the Intergenerational Justice Review welcomes submissions from all academics.

Please see the call for papers for more details.

The deadline for the Intergenerational Justice Review (2/2016) is also 1 August 2016 (but please get in touch if you want to make a submission but need more time: we may be able to offer an extension.)

For more on the Intergenerational Justice Review, and the latest edition (on the subject ofLow Electoral Turnout among Young Voters” – a very topical issue!), visit the dedicated IGJR website.