Welcome to YSEC Yearbook of Socio-Economic Constitutions

The English-language, peer-reviewed Yearbook of Socio-Economic Constitutions (YSEC) presents contemporary analysis of the challenges that constitutional frameworks face in balancing fundamental economic and social interests on local, national, regional, and global level. YSEC is addressed to academics, professionals, politicians and all those involved or interested in socio-economic constitutional processes.

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Funding of Justice: Access to Effective Justice in Times of Marketisation of Justice and Shrinking Public Budgets

The theme for the third volume of YSEC (2022) is funding of justice and concerns the socio-economic constitutional challenges associated with three broad perspectives on funding: “venue funding”, “party funding” and “law funding”.

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“What are socio-economic constitutions?”

The Yearbook of Socio-Economic Constitutions (YSEC Yearbook) was launched five years ago. Not only this small anniversary, but also the manifold shifts and upheavals in the economies around the globe away from liberalism to geo-economics invite us to take a closer look at the phenomenon of socio-economic constitutions that gives the title to the YSEC Yearbook. (Extended) Deadline: 15 September 2023. Full call (en/de/fr) for submissions now online.

Law and the Governance of Artificial Intelligence

There is an urgent need to understand the implications of developments related to artificial intelligence for our Socio-Economic Constitutions, and to that end, YSEC invites scholars to contribute original submissions on legal aspects of AI governance. Full call (closed) for submissions here.

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Triangulating Freedom of Speech: Business, Social Rights, and the Freedom of Speech in a Digital Age

This volume addresses the challenges associated with upholding freedom of speech where it conflicts with social rights, such as respect for private and family life and with economic rights such as the freedom to conduct a business or the rights of free movement.

Common European Law on Investment Screening (CELIS)

Volume I (2020) publishes the academic results of the 2019 CELIS International Conference.

Key features:

  • Presents the very first, interdisciplinarily grounded, comprehensive appraisal of a future “Common European Law on Investment Screening”
  • Combines contributions from leading international academics, practitioners, and policy makers in their respective fields
  • Provides a foundation for a European administrative law framework for investment screening by setting out viable solutions and evaluating their pros and cons
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