Legal pluralism has dominated most historic times. Even though modern legal systems initially sought to centralize political and legal power in the nation-state, on the grounds of the supremacy of the law and the formal equality among citizens, the necessary search for justice and material equality brings back legal pluralism within the state. It is crucial to study legal pluralism in our societies, as many times we will find diverse legal bodies that do not coordinate and that overlap amongst themselves. Also, being aware of the existence of several valid normative bodies can help us to be more open to other perspectives, enabling dialogue and collaboration among those normative orders, for the search of common goals.
Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 6-9, 2021. It will be held in a completely novel way as a fully online Conference: ICON•S Mundo. Stay tuned.
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