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“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own.

The Debating and Literary Society of Government Law College, Mumbai has always endeavoured to foster a culture of critical review on contemporary topics of utmost importance through the “Policy Review.”

With the Policy Debate, 2018 approaching, we are stoked to uphold the tradition and initiate a call for essays, articles, and opinions.

In order to better judge your submissions and for you to be able to cover topics in-depth, we are providing with you 4 sub-themes. Submissions have to be made with one of the sub-themes as the main and the only topic.

Theme
” Crack in the pillars: Will the Indian democracy sustain”

Sub-themes:

1. Is the independence of the judiciary as a pillar of democracy under threat?

2. Is the media as the 4th pillar of democracy losing its credibility?

3. Will the parliamentary democracy sustain with an increasingly disruptive parliament?

4. Are the lines of separation of powers between the judiciary and the parliament becoming increasingly blurred?

Prizes

1st Prize: Rs. 5000 Cash + Certificate of Merit + Publication in GLC Magazine

2nd Prize: Rs. 3500 Cash + Certificate of Merit + Publication in GLC Parliamentary Debate Souvenir

3rd Prize: Rs. 2500 Cash + Certificate of Merit + Publication in GLC Parliamentary Debate Souvenir

Details of participation

No Registration Fee applicable.

No Eligibility Criteria.

A maximum of two authors permitted per paper.

Format

1500 – 2000 words( Including footnotes)
Times New Roman; Size 12.
The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 and in single line spacing.
The writings must conform to the OSCOLA style of citation, 4th edition.

Submission Procedure

All entries to be sent to debsoc@glcmumbai.com with the subject as “The Policy Review”

Submission Deadline

29th September 2018

Note:

  • The first three prizes will be announced at the 5th Policy Debate on 6th October 2018.
  • Participation certificates will be mailed to all the participants.
  • We reserve the right to ask for editing before publication.
Contact

For any queries please contact:

Aditya Bharadwaj at +91 96195 17784

All queries to be sent to debsoc@glcmumbai.com with the subject as “The Policy Review”.

This post was first published on: August 21, 2018

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