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”.
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