Human geographical territories that do not serve capital, have been long abandoned by state and market, that contemplate them as research objects, or product stock placing sites, at best. Shrinking rural communities find their own solutions to self-resolve commonalities by the recovery of classical communal institutions in innovative ways that, in addition, meet EU acquis, and challenge the neoliberal scheme for goods and services provision. They do not only contribute with intelligent formulas by acomplishing the human sostenibility and environmental protection, but show how commons practices are solution when facing the long critic by capitalism to public systems on the principle of budget stability. Both the cases of forest conservation and profit by settlers, and the access to the Internet, should serve as examples on how commons might become, at short term, a key solution for highly regulated sectors, such as environmental policies and Services of public economic interest.
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!