Italian Chapter Manifesto

The Italian chapter of the International Society of Public Law aims at representing a forum for inter- and cross-disciplinary debate concerning public law developments, and a bridge connecting Italian and international scholars in the field.

Italian legal scholarship, as many other academic communities, has been long aware of how deeply the growing interconnectedness between legal systems at the regional, international and global level affects the ways in which public authority is exercised, how rights are protected and the way in which we approach legal phenomena from a scholarly point of view.

Understanding the challenges currently faced by public life and governance increasingly requires an approach which is able to bridge traditional divides and constitutional diversity. In accordance with ICON-S mission, the Italian chapter fosters cross-fertilisation between the different branches of Public Law, and especially between Constitutional, Administrative, Comparative, Criminal, European and International Law. It favors the integration of Italian legal tradition and culture within the broader scientific arena and supports the dissemination of the core values of constitutionalism. It also promotes approaches capable of contextualizing legal phenomena, thus integrating legal analysis with insights and methodologies from the social sciences.

In so doing, the Italian chapter aims at offering a space for Italian legal scholarship to deepen its involvement in the public law debates taking place on a global scale and encourages dialogue with scholars from different legal traditions. It therefore welcomes young scholars and practitioners from law and other social sciences to take part in what we hope will be a vibrant exchange.