Physical and informational infrastructures are increasingly enmeshed with digital infrastructures, associated flows of data and analytics, and new forms of digital power, competition, and control. Enhanced digitalization and connectivity of infrastructures can change the ways infrastructures regulate and how law might regulate infrastructures. Digital infrastructures themselves have major regulatory effects that have long been conceptualized under the idea that “code is law” but the transnational dimensions of this insight have been largely overlooked. In the early 21st century, global digital economy companies have emerged as the major drivers and governors of the digital world. The extent to which public law is able to respond to exponential, permission-less, and easy to scale digital innovation has major implications for global governance, equality, and 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