Global, national and local politics have been subject, lately, to a “turn to infrastructure”. Irrespective of their place in the political spectrum (from ‘the border wall’ to ‘the green new deal’) and of the particular situation of their societies (from the U.S. and China to the third world), everyone insists on the urgent need of new infrastructures to secure prosperity. Taking the development of Argentina’s public-private partnerships (PPP) regime as an example, this presentation explores the role of global public law in establishing infrastructure development as a trump card in public policy debates, taking primacy over other ideals, such as “rights” or “democracy”.
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.Call For Papers and Panels