Final Call for papers for the book – Gender, Law, and Power: The South-North Engagement and Action

The Call for papers for the book Dragica Vujadinovic, Anna Zilli, Ishita Banerjee-Dube (Eds.)  Gender, Law, and Power: The South-North Engagement and Action, In the book series Dragica Vujadinovic, Ivana Krstic (Eds.) GENDER PERSPECTIVES IN LAW, Springer

Dear colleagues!

We are happy to invite you to collaborate in a new, experimental volume to be published in the book series Gender Perspectives in Law, Springer, under the title: Gender, Law, and Power: The South-North Engagement and Action.

The series Gender Perspectives in Law is the first systematic attempt to offer gender-competent legal knowledge in all fields of law and politics, including practices like judging, policymaking, feminist movements and their legal and political initiatives, etc. The necessity of a gender-sensitive approach in legal education emerges from the values and normative standards of today’s international and national law. Educating law students (who will eventually become future lawyers, judges, prosecutors, civil servants, members of governments and parliaments), as well as students of the humanities and the social sciences, in a gender-sensitive and gender-competent manner means investing in a legal and political future of better quality. It will inform more adequate interpretation and implementation of legal frameworks, and better-designed public policies. It also means investing in a more just legal system by sensitizing judges and other legal professionals in all fields of legal practice, including public administration and policymaking. Gender competence in law fulfils the ideal of contemporary notions of justice – equal respect and protection for all individuals, to create equal opportunities and diminish gender-based discrimination.

This book series aims to stimulate the authors as well as other experts and academics from the fields of law, the humanities and social sciences, to re-construct their legal and multidisciplinary knowledge based on the cross-cutting notions of gender equality, intersectionality and diversity.

Four books have already been published in 2022/2023, and a few more are in the process of publication:

  • Book I – D. Vujadinović, A. Alvarez de Cuvillo, S. Strand (eds.) Feminist Approaches to Law Theoretical and Historical Insights.
  • Book II – M. Davinić and S. Kostić (eds.) Gender-Competent Public Law and Policies.
  • Book III – I. Krstić, M. Evola, M. Isabel Ribes Moreno (eds.), Legal Issues of International Law from a Gender Perspective.
  • Book IV – G. Carapezza Figlia, Lj. Kovačević, E. Kristoffersson (eds.), Gender Perspectives in Private Law.
  • Book – N. Lacey, B. Spaić, M. Jovanović (eds.), Reassessing Feminist Legal Theories (in print)
  • Book – S. Baer, I. Krstić, I. Jelić (eds.), Gender and the Judiciary, book I (in print)
  • Book – E. Brodeala, I. Jelić, S. Suteu (eds.), Gender and the Judiciary, book II (in print)
  • Book – F. Macioce, D. Vujadinovic, Z. Saeidzadeh (eds.), Feminist Legal and Political Practices – Interplay of Gender, Intersectionality and Diversity, (in print)
  • Book – M. Lou O’Neil, B. Radulović (eds.), A Path Towards Gender-Sensitive Policy: From Gender Equality Plans to Gender Responsive Budgets (in print)
  • Book – D. Vujadinović, E. Kristoffersson, M. Evola (eds.), Law and Gender from Intersectionality and Diversity Perspective (in the process)

This volume, Gender, Law, and Power: The South-North Engagement and Action would complement and extend the perspectives and understandings provided by books published in the series by opening a new space for dialogue—between the Global South and the Global North. Instead of taking the South and the North as self-evident and coherent discursive and political concept-entities, the volume will attempt to bring legal, gender and feminist studies scholars and activists, anthropologists, historians, and social scientists concerned with injustice, oppression and discrimination along the intersecting axes of gender, sex-orientation, race, class (and caste) from across the globe in conversation with each other. The effort will be to critically consider asymmetrical relations and structures of power, dominant socio-cultural norms, and state and legal imperatives that occasion and perpetrate inequality and injustice and explore their varied manifestations in the quotidian lives of Nation-States, gendered-citizens, migrants, ‘undocumented’ residents, and several other vulnerable groups of people. This will be accompanied by situated, context-specific studies of gender and trans-gender bias and discrimination as well as struggles against them with special focus on efforts to change laws to make them more responsive to concerns of gender as well as the impact of such calls and mobilization.

 The editors invite contributions on critical race, Global-South, anti-colonial and postcolonial feminisms that seriously engage with what it considers to be the North and conjunctions and disjunctions between the South and the North in articulations of male-centric, capitalist and other forms of violence and domination that shore-up vulnerability and dispossession. Considered accounts of the multi-layered gender-based inequity in the North and its juxtaposition with the South are also welcome.

Critical and context-specific explorations of the interface of gender, international, state and national laws, struggles for gender-sensitive laws and their repercussions, non-binary dimensions of international feminism, and the interrelation of feminist theories and movements with LGBTQ+ theories would be considered seriously. Engaged and suggestive reflections on the different dimensions of law and legal practice and their relation with gender and justice would add greater depth and richness too the volume.


Different perspectives and methodological approaches are welcome, ranging from theoretical legal and political studies to practical and policy-making contributions, national or thematic case studies, historical and comparative assessments, and domestic as well as international perspectives.


Your paper needs to have an abstract (no more than 300 words), keywords (3 to 5), and not more than 35.000 characters of text (without spaces, approximately 16 pages, plus footnotes and a reference list). Your contribution is expected to match strict criteria of the highest academic quality, based on two peer reviews. It should be original unpublished work and not under consideration for publication elsewhere, either in hard copy or online.

On a cover page, please state your full name, affiliation, and location, as well as a CV (50 to 100 words).

The title and abstract shall be submitted until July 15, 2024.

The selection of abstracts will be announced until August 15, 2024.

The draft text shall be submitted until March 31, 2025.

Reviews will be conducted until May, 2025.

The book is scheduled for release October 2025.

Please send your abstract (up to 300 words with keywords) to the following emails: Assistant editor,, the book co-editors,,, , and the book series co-editors,

Please refer to the email as: Abstract/Article for Gender and Power –-Legal and Political Intersectional Perspective in the Global Context.

The following Springer Writing Guidelines apply

Main technical rules:

Use Times New Roman 12, space 1,5 for the main text

Use Times New Roman 10, space 1 for the footnotes

The main title of the text – Times New Roman, normal letters, big first letters, Bold, Font 14

Abstract – Times New Roman 12, Space 1, bold Abstract

Keywords: Times New Roman 12, Space 1, italic Keywords

Subtitles, numeration 1. …, 2…., Times New Roman 12, bold   1. Introduction, 2. Anti-Discrimination Law

Sub-subtitles, Times New Roman 12, bold     2.1 Anti-Discrimination Law Based on Gender 

                                                                                 2.1.1 Discrimination against women



 Please use decimal numbering headings throughout the whole book. All chapters should start with heading 1., followed by 1.1, 1.2, 2. etc. Please make sure that no heading level is skipped or used twice. Please do not refer to page numbers within the volume as the page numbering will alter during typesetting and proof corrections.

Chapter opening page:

 For the first page of each chapter, we need the following information about the authors: Name, Institution (if applicable), Department (if applicable), City, Country, Email address.

Please write the contributors’ information in the manuscript directly beneath the chapter title. The contributors’ information will be published on the first page of the chapter. The contributors’ academic titles or roles cannot be included on the chapter’s first page. However, we can include short contributors’ biographies at the end of the chapter.

Please use footnotes and not endnotes

The reference list is included at the end of the paper

 References and footnotes

For footnotes, use the following rule author: Miller (1980), two authors: Miller and Smith (1999), three or more authors: Miller et. al. (1996)

In the Reference list, please include the list in alphabetical order.

Concerning the Reference style, please use the Humanities style.


Cameron, Deborah. 1985. Feminism and Linguistic Theory. New York: St. Martin`s Press.   — In the footnote:   Cameron (1985)

Cameron, Deborah. 1997. Theoretical debates…. In Gender and Discourse, ed. Ruth Wodak, 99-119. London: Sage: Publications.  — In the footnote: Cameron (1997), 99-119.


Please number the figures and table chapter-wise. (In case the contributors use figures or/and tables). The first figure in each chapter should be “Figure 1”, and the first table in each chapter “Table 1”. Please refer to each figure/table in the text, e.g., “see table 2”, “as figure 1 shows” … As the figures’/tables’ position might shift slightly during typesetting, the references to the figures/tables are important. In the online version, we will link from the references to the respective figure/table. Each figure must have a legend, and each table a caption. Please indicate the source of each figure or table.

If the figures/tables are not created by the contributors themselves, especially for this volume, or have been published before, we need the copyright holders’ permission to reuse those figures/tables in the online and print versions.

Other instructions on manuscript preparation are available at:

Please, be aware that we cannot forward papers that do not conform to the technical rules.