Gender and Emergent Order

Guest editor, Lauren Hall

C+T is calling for papers on the topic of gender and emergent order. The range of possible topics is quite broad, with the editors seeking exploratory, critical, traditional, and other perspectives on a range of topics relating to the overlap, interaction, and conflict between gender and the spontaneous and emergent order tradition.

Perhaps more than in any other time, gender has re-emerged as a primary social and political force, though now the term itself is open to broad contestation. As a concept with both social and biological inputs as well as extensive impacts on social and political systems, gender and sexuality continue to be areas of broad interest. Yet it is precisely the political import and relevance of gender that makes non-ideological scholarly work difficult. 

With that in mind, this special issue will consider papers with broad themes perhaps relating to but not at all limited to: 

  • in what way, if at all, gender itself is an emergent order
  • the emergent interaction between culture and biology in gender
  • emergent orders within and around gendered social issues
  • discussions of the link between emergent orders and gender identity
  • gender, sex-ratios, and the effects of the “crisis of masculinity” on liberal orders
  • gender and gendered issues in the works of theorists of spontaneous and emergent order

Authors of accepted papers will receive an honorarium of $1,000 plus an additional $750 to attend the manuscript workshop.

Please send your proposal (an abstract or draft of the paper) to Lauren Hall: (subject line: C + T symposium) — no later than June 15, 2022.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by July 1, 2022. Drafts of papers (max 8,500 words) will be required by November 1, 2022. Revised papers will be sent out for peer review in early 2023. 


Jonathan Haidt’s forthcoming book Three Stories about Capitalism: The moral psychology of economic life has been a while in the making, having been delayed by Jon’s many other commitments. Jerry Gaus was slated to guest edit but sadly with his passing, the slot is now open. Pursuant to this, C+T is looking for someone to guest edit a symposium on the forthcoming book, a preview available here. One needs to be au fait not only with Haidt’s work but with moral psychology and economics in general. Interested parties should drop a line to Leslie.