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Special Book on "Transnational Corruption": Call for Papers

The Centre for Transparency and Accountability in Governance (CTAG) at National Law University, Delhi, has been constituted for the purposes of ensuring quality of research, training/orientation programmes, policy on issues linked to transparency and accountability in governance.

The CTAG has organised three International Conferences on various dimensions of Corruption, in 2012, 2013 and 2015, National workshop on RTI, 2013 and other events & publications related to transparency and accountability in governance.

In continuation with dissemination of original and innovative endeavours in transparency and accountability in governance, the CTAG has decided to publish a Special book titled "Transnational Corruption" with ISBN number, covering the following themes.


  • Role of the International Administrative Agencies in controlling corruption: UN, WTO, International Courts, and other bodies
  • The OECD Convention on Bribery
  • Comparative analysis of domestic laws on controlling corruption across the World
  • National and International Instruments on Transnational Corruption
  • Role of International forums / NGOs / Societies in sensitization and controlling corruption: Transparency International India, Transparency International, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, etc
  • The United Nations Convention against Corruption, 2003
    • Preventive measures to control corruption: Establishment of anticorruption bodies, foreign financing of election campaign of political parties, policies on public procurement system, etc.
    • Criminalization of corruption: private sector corruption (MNCs), embezzlement of public money, Money laundering and corruption, trading under influence and corruption. Concealment and laundering of the proceeds of corruption, etc.
    • Asset Recovery: agreements on illegal asset recovery- embezzlement of public funds, black money deposited in foreign banks.
    • International Cooperation to tackle Corruption: Mutual legal assistance in gathering and transferring evidence, extradition of offenders, cooperation on tracing, freezing, seizure and confiscation of proceeds of corruption, Investigation and Prosecution of corruption related offences.

  • Accountability of nations for corruption
  • Corruption and Human rights in the international perspective
  • Avoidance of double tax agreements and corruption
  • Lobbying for public procurement of goods and services and policies on trade relaxation
  • Poverty, society, education, and professionals and corruption
  • Ethical dimensions on controlling corruption
  • Liberalization Privatization and Globalization and Corruption in Development
  • Money laundering, terrorism, and cross border corruption
  • Multilateral initiatives for controlling corruption
  • Transnational governance and Corruption
  • Any other topic related directly or indirectly to the main theme of the Book At the end of the paper, there should be a brief profile of the author with his e-mail ID, contact number and address Research paper should apply research skills and use of appropriate research methodology.

Research paper should be thematic and identification of sub-themes is highly appreciated. It should have proper research questions and should also reflect the findings. Research paper should not be of more than 10,000 words.

Papers are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties and that the work does not contain any obscene, offensive, defamatory, or racially prejudiced material. As a condition of publication, the authors grant NLU, Delhi an irrevocable, transferable, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to reproduce, publish and distribute their submission(s) in all print media including electronic services.

The purpose of this endeavour is to encourage quality research on contemporary issues. Papers received after the stipulated deadline will not be entertained. Papers received shall be subject to the scrutiny of the Editorial Board.

Please consider the following specifications while submitting research papers for the book to be published by NLU Delhi Press.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions should be in Times New Roman font of size 12 with 1.5 line spacing, justified text and 1 inch margins on all sides of an A4 sheet. (page number)
  • Footnotes should be in Times New Roman font of size 10 with 1.0 line spacing. Endnotes are not allowed.
  • Graphics, Charts, Tables, and Diagrams should be numbered consecutively and included in the body of the work. Submission must be compatible with Microsoft Word
  • Headings should follow the following standard:
    • LEVEL 1 Heading: All Capitals & Bold;
      • LEVEL 2 Sub-Heading: First Letter Capital & Bold;
        • Level 3 Sub-Sub-Heading: First Letter Capital & Bold & Italic;
          • Level 4 Sub-Sub-Sub-Heading: Normal

  • All manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract of about 250 - 300 words stating the theme of the paper precisely along with keywords.
  • Authors shall be required to submit an author profile, post submission of 200 words before their contribution can be considered for publication.
  • The submission must be the original work of the authors. Any form of plagiarism will lead to disqualification.
  • Submitted entries must not have been sent for consideration at any other place for presentation or publication.
  • Co-authorship is allowed. Maximum number of Co-author for a submission shall only be one.
  • Authors should provide their contact details, designation and institutional affiliation in the covering letter for the submission.
  • Footnotes must conform to the Blue Book: Rules of Citation (Latest edition)
  • Copyright of all entries shall exclusively vest with NLU, Delhi. The submission would imply that the author has assigned such rights to NLU, Delhi.

The last date for submission is 31st July, 2015

Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh
Editor In Chief
Vice-Chancellor, National Law University Delhi

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