Popular Sovereignty: People, Territory & Imagination?
We would like to draw our members’s attention to this upcoming event of the Israeli Chapter of ICON•S: In his book “Beyond the People – Social Imaginary and Constituent Imagination” (Oxford Constitutional Theory, 2018) Zoran Oklopcic critically examines how we, both inside and outside the academy, conceive of ‘the people’ in political and legal debates….
We are happy to announce a new and topical ICON•S Live event. Join us for an online discussion on “Defeating COVID-19: Vaccines, Public Law and Global Challenges” next week! Both the domestic roll-out of COVID-vaccines and its international distribution have been a source of increasing worries and criticism in recent weeks. These concerns and criticisms have come from…
New Chapter Vetting Committee
ICON•S is pleased to announce changes to its Chapter Vetting Committee. After a long tenure of distinguished service as Chair that oversaw the global growth of our ICON•S Chapters, Moshe Cohen-Eliya has resigned from the Committee. The Society thanks him and honours his valuable and lasting contributions to this Committee and to ICON•S. We are pleased to…
ICON•S is pleased to announce the establishment of its Argentina chapter. The chapter already has 90 founding members from more than ten law schools. We think that is amazing! You find more information about the chapter here. Welcome to the ICON•S family!
Call for Papers and Panels
ICON•S has released the Call for Papers and Panels for ICON•S Mundo. The Mundo Conference will be a truly global academic event, involving multilingual activities gathering hundreds of Public Law scholars, political scientists, judges, doctoral students and practitioners from all over the world. It will offer an excellent chance to discuss ideas in all areas of…
ICON•S Conference to be hosted in Wrocław in 2022
After being compelled to cancel and postpone last year’s scheduled Conference due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to hold this year’s annual meeting entirely online. The Call for Papers and Panels for ICON•S Mundo is available here. The planned in-person Conference in Wrocław, Poland will be moved to 2022. We…
Book discussion with Ran Hirschl
Against the backdrop of the world’s staggering urbanization rate and the absence of cities from constitutional law, constitutional thought, and comparative constitutional studies more generally, Ran Hirschl argues in his new book “City, State: Constitutionalism and the Megacity” (Oxford University Press, 2020), that new thinking about constitutionalism and urbanization, and about the spatial dimensions of…
Phoebe Okowa nominated to International Law Commission
The Society congratulates Phoebe Okowa, Member of the Executive Committee of ICON•S and Professor of Public International Law at Queen Mary University of London on being named as Kenya’s nominee to the International Law Commission 2021.
Advice for Early-career scholars on publishing
In this ICON•S Live event, Aileen Kavanagh (Trinity College Dublin), Gráinne de Búrca (NYU, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Constitutional Law) and Matthias Goldmann (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Editor-in-Chief of the German Law Journal) discuss their experiences with publication, drawing on their perspectives as journal editors and as authors. The event will consist of short presentations…
Call for nominations closed
The nomination process for our 2021 ICON•S Book Prize is now closed. We thank you for your wonderful nominations. The 2021 ICON•S Book Prize Committee will now review the nominated books. This year’s Book Prize will be awarded at the “ICON·S Mundo”, the Society’s next global meeting. Stay tuned.