Call for abstracts: Special issue on legitimacy and institutions for conflict resolution
Legitimacy is a core concept in the legal domain. It is also a complex concept that can be
approached from different perspectives. From a doctrinal legal point of view, the issue of
legitimacy is connected to legality. Social scientists tend to focus on public perceptions of the law and legal systems, whereas for (legal) philosophers legitimacy is closely connected to the notion of justice. Hence, legitimacy is particularly well-suited as a conceptual and
methodological meeting place for a variety of disciplines and is as such pivotal to many
empirical legal studies (ELS).
Researchers who are working on legitimacy in the context of institutions for conflict resolution are cordially invited to submit an abstract outlining their proposed contribution.