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In Search of Rights: social movements, judicial institutions and public policies

Ciências Sociais Unisinos Vol. 56, nº 3 (september - december 2020)

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Published on Friday, June 12, 2020 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

The global expansion of the judiciary and access to justice has highlighted institutions of the justice system that focus on defending social rights. Realizing the judicial path as an important way in the search for access to health rights, education, social assistance, among others, social movements began to equip themselves legally to work with judicial institutions. Judicial and also extrajudicial appeals, without the so-called judicialization, are increasingly frequent. The proposed Dossier aims to present the debate on the effects of interaction between social movements, judicial institutions and public policies, theoretically and empirically discussing questions about how social movements mobilize law and judicial institutions to claim and guarantee access to rights? How does this interaction impact the production of public policies? How do mobilizations through judicial institutions affect the different stages of public policy? What are the new governance standards installed from these interactions? And, on the other hand, what are the effects of the use of judicial strategy on social movements?

 

 

Announcement

Coordination

  • Monika Dowbor (UNISINOS)
  • Vanessa Elias de Oliveira (UFABC)
  • Anuradha Joshi (University of Sussex) 

Argument

The global expansion of the judiciary and access to justice has highlighted institutions of the justice system that focus on defending social rights. Realizing the judicial path as an important way in the search for access to health rights, education, social assistance, among others, social movements began to equip themselves legally to work with judicial institutions. Judicial and also extrajudicial appeals, without the so-called judicialization, are increasingly frequent. The proposed Dossier aims to present the debate on the effects of interaction between social movements, judicial institutions and public policies, theoretically and empirically discussing questions about how social movements mobilize law and judicial institutions to claim and guarantee access to rights? How does this interaction impact the production of public policies? How do mobilizations through judicial institutions affect the different stages of public policy? What are the new governance standards installed from these interactions? And, on the other hand, what are the effects of the use of judicial strategy on social movements?

Ciências Sociais Unisinos is published three times a year by Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos/Brazil) and prints unpublished articles that contribute to the reflection and the interdisciplinar study of Social Sciences. 

Author Guidelines

Deadline for submissions: 20 August, 2020

The journal accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Ciências Sociais Unisinos has no article processing charges (APC) or article submission charges.

Articles must be original, unpublished, must not be under consideration for publication anywhere else and can be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish.

Ciências Sociais Unisinos publishes articles and book reviews that contribute to the reflection and the interdisciplinary study of Social Sciences.

  • The articles must be written by Doctors or doctoral students;
  • Masters or masters students in co-authorship with their advisors.

The journal does not accept articles written by graduates or undergraduate students unless they are written in co-authorship with a doctor.

The articles must be sent electronically, following the steps of a system that aims to give assistance to the periodicals editing in each phase of the editorial process.

The publication of the article is subjected to the previous approval of the journal's Editorial Board, as well as to peer review made by, at least, two ad hoc reviewers using the double blind review process.

The final acceptance of the article depends on:

  • The recommendation of the reviewers;
  • That the authors carry out the necessary corrections;
  • And final approval by the Editorial Board

Important

The concepts and opinions expressed are the full responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher.

Submission of the manuscript implies that if and when it is accepted for publication, the authors automatically agree to transfer the copyright to the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

1.The work is original and unpublished and it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else.2

2. The manuscript file is in Microsoft Word or RTF.

3. The original text must contain in the following order:

  • Title in the same language of the article, and in English (if the article is in English, title must also be in Portuguese). The titles (on the original language and English) must have a maximun of 240 characters including spaces.;
  • Abstract with no more than 20 lines, followed by at least three key-words;
  • Abstract in English (or in Portuguese, in case the article is written in English), following the same norms of the Abstract in the original language; 
  • Full text, typed in Times New Roman format, font 12, and with spacing of 1,5;
  • Images, tables, charts and graphs must include captions in the same language of the article and in English, they must be sent separately in their original files (.jpeg, .png, .tiff), not inserted in the text, with minimal resolution of 300 dpi.

4. The identification of authorship of the work has been removed from the file, ensuring the journal's confidentiality criteria, if the manuscript is subjected to peer review (e.g. articles), according to instructions in Ensuring a Blind Peer Review.

5. Short quotations (containing less than three lines) must be incorporated into the text in quotation marks; Long quotations (longer than three lines) must be presented in an isolated paragraph, with simple spacing, font size 11 and the left margin larger than the surrounding text (4cm).

6. Footnotes must be used only when strictly necessary, for information that is complementary to the text. Do not use footnotes as a substitute for a reference list.

7. The manuscript is in accordance to the style and bibliographic requirements described in the Author's Guideline section.

8. References The list of references must only include works that are cited in the text. Reference list entries must be in alphabetical order according to the last names of the first author of each work. References must be typed in Times New Roman (pt 12) and single spacing between lines. References must contain the work's complete data according to the journal's rules.

Places

  • São Leopoldo, Brazil

Date(s)

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020

Attached files

Keywords

  • Rights, social movements, judicial institutions, public policies

Contact(s)

  • Comissão Editorial Unisinos
    courriel : editoriacsu [at] unisinos [dot] br

Information source

  • juliane bento
    courriel : julianebento [at] unisinos [dot] br

To cite this announcement

« In Search of Rights: social movements, judicial institutions and public policies », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, June 12, 2020, https://calenda.org/784481

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