Wednesday, December 12, 2012
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Triangulating Property Rights: Governing Access to Essential Goods
The Center on Global Legal Transformation at Columbia University in New York is launching a call for proposals by junior researchers on governing scarce, yet essential goods. Selected proposals shall be presented at panel sessions at a conference held in New York on 20-21 June 2013. The research project is coordinated by Prof. Katharina Pistor, the Director of the Center on Global Legal Transformation, and Prof. Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food.
Proposals should suggest models for governing essential, scarce resources. They can be qualitative or quantitative; make use of empirical data and field research or suggest a new theoretical approach. They should address if and how the following normative goals for managing scarce, essential goods can be realized:
- equity (universal access to those resources that are essential for human life);
- efficiency (in managing scarce essential goods and minimizing waste); and
- sustainability (arrangements that do not unduly interfere with future productivity or availability of essentials).
Deadline: January 15, 2013