Baxter Family Competition on Federalism (McGill University, Montreal)

The Baxter Family Competition on Federalism will be returning for a 3rd edition in 2020-2021. The overarching goal of the Competition is to advance research and foster informed debate on federalism.

This edition’s overall theme is Federalism, Identity and Public Policy in Challenging Times.  This is quite broad and should allow for reflections about the impact of federalism on the current COVID-19 crisis – and vice versa – but by no means should entries be limited to this context. Comparative angles are particularly encouraged and the maximum word count is 8000 words in English and 8800 in French.

For the first time in 2020-2021, the Competition will be open to law and political sciences students/PhD candidates, junior scholars and practitioners from around the world. 

Contributors must be registered students or have obtained their degrees, in law or political sciences, less than 5 years before the submission deadline, that is February 1st, 2021.

With prizes ranging from $1000 to $5000 CND, and a chance to present one’s research at a Symposium in Montreal (hopefully in May 2021, if circumstances permit), this should be of interest to many of your students/researchers/young colleaguesworking on federalism-writ-large.

Information on the first two editions of the Competition (as well as the winning essays) may be found at:

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