Call for Papers: Political Parties, Partisanship, and the Constitution - a workshop for early career researchers

From 14-15 March 2019 the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights will host a workshop for early career-researchers on the topic of Political Parties, Partisanship, and the Constitution, with the generous support of the Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government. The workshop is part of a wider project on the role of political parties under the constitution.

Submissions are welcome from early-career researchers working in the humanities and social sciences, as well as those working for political parties, think-tanks, government, and civil society. Our aim is to build a closer network of early-career scholars working in this field, and to provide an opportunity for feedback in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Important Dates:

If would like to attend, please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to  by 11 January 2019

Successful applicants will be contacted by 1 February 2019

Papers (which should be no more than 12 000 words, including footnotes) will be circulated to discussants by 1 March 2019

The workshop will be held on 14-15 March 2019


We will provide accommodation in Oxford for all participants. We will also make every effort to defray travel expenses, though our resources will be limited.

If you would need support to attend the workshop, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at


We look forward to seeing you in March.

Udit Bhatia, Ewan Smith, and Leah Trueblood (Convenors)