Different social groups functioned as nations, with their own customary law and worldview, it will be difficult to make them admit today, in a short time, that now there there is a western macro-nation which will absorb them by changing some of the ancestral practices. Throughout the twentieth century, In Latin America, westernized state institutions tried to build nation-states, but they were faced either with resistance or with impossibilities. As a result, the nation-state model has lost credibility (distrust), and governments are exploring other possibilities for building social unity. More reasonable to admit the existence of different nations in the same state, and that in parallel be recognized the existence of a legal unit around great shared values. The purpose of this would be to give full freedom to the development of cultural differences that arise among peoples, while taking advantage of the existence of a legal framework conducive to the establishment of a social union.
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