The concept of representation is meant to shape the will of a political body whose identity is constituted by the act of its representation. The birthplace of such a concept is the modern legal and political science where the idea of representation is elaborated in opposition to the previous idea, typical of feudal society, of the mere reflection of groups and particular interests. Nowadays, the new forms of social regulation already established in Europe, labelled through the ambiguous notion of governance, are an interesting observation point in order to grasp the radical crisis of the modern legal order of the discourse, based on the centrality of the State, on the dichotomy between private and public spheres, and so on, the representation of political unity.
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. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!