Constitutional democracies in Hungary and Poland have turned into illiberal systems. Certain non-legal reasons for effective successful transformation to an illiberal state, such as the emergence of populist rhetoric and morality, the clear lack of political self-restraint, and the inability or unwillingness of the people to form a strong and capable civil society, or to raise their voice against extreme views or resist an aggressive and clearly unfounded political campaign, could have been pre-determined and influenced by the historical and socio-psychological particularities of the nations in question. The historically- and psychologically-determined national and constitutional identities of Hungarians and Poles might not be apt to nurture liberal constitutionalism in the long term.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
Procedural details regarding the organization of the 2021 Conference will follow in the months ahead.Join ICON•S