DEM-DEC’S QUICK GUIDE TO ICON-S
Finding it a challenge deciding what to attend at ICON-S this year? We’ve sifted through the programme - including no less than 213 panels - to find those related to democratic decay and renewal. Scroll down to view or download a PDF version of the Guide below.
KEYNOTES AND PLENARY SESSIONS
MONDAY 1 JULY
Luis Barroso: 'Technological Revolution, Democratic Recession and Global Warming: The Limits of Law in a Changing World'
Plenary Session I:
‘Judiciary in Times of Change’
WEDNESDAY 3 JULY
Plenary Session III
'Public Law, Democratic Backsliding and the Erosion of Liberal Democracy'
MONDAY 1 JULY
Panel Sessions I: 13.45-15.20
#1: 'Populism in Law, Politics, and Justice'
#2: 'Challenges to Democracy in Latin America'
#10: ‘Dialogues: building bridges to protect democracy and human rights’
#12: 'Sovereignty, constitution and democracy: tensions, contradictions and convergences in the 21st Century (Part A)'
#16: 'Brazilian Constitutionalism: challenges and perspectives
#20: 'Threats to Democracy'
#24: 'Corruption's Corrupting of Liberal Democracy'
#27: 'The demise of constitutional justice in Chile?'
Panel Sessions II: 15.25-17.00
#35: 'Sovereignty, constitution and democracy: tensions, contradictions and convergences in the 21st Century (Part B)'
#38: 'Current Constitutional and Political Challenges in Europe'
#40: 'The Practice of Constitutional Democracy'
#41: 'Problems in the Theory and Practice of Constitutional Democracy'
#50: 'Judicial independence in hard times'
#51: 'Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments and Abusive Constitutionalism in Latin America'
#59: 'Political Parties and the Constitution'
#61: 'Book Panel: NW Barber, The Principles of Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press, 2018)
#62: 'Transformative Constitutionalism and Constitutional Paternalism'
TUESDAY 2 JULY
Panel Sessions III: 08.20-09.55
#64: Author meets readers: How to Save a Constitutional Democracy (Tom Ginsburg)
#72: 'Comparative Election Law: Constructing Democratic Regimes'
#80: 'Constitutional Theory: New and Old Challenges'
#84: 'Courts Against or in Favor of Democratic Decay?'
#85: 'The People in Constitution-Making and -Changing'
#86: 'Constitutional Politics in Latin America'
#88: 'Democratic change or democratic dissolution? The Populist challenge to Liberal Constitutionalism'
Panel Sessions IV: 10.30-12.05
#94: 'The Institutions of Constitutional Democracy'
#97: 'Liberalism, Authoritarianism and the Tasks of Constitutional Theory: Making Sovereignty Popular Again?'
#98: 'Transformative constitutionalism in Latin America: challenges in dark times'
#103: 'Latin American constitutional reforms and constituent process in times of populism'
#104: 'Constitutional Change and Democracy in Latin America'
#105: 'Constitutional Experiments in Latin America: The Quest for Effective Constitutional Entrenchment Mechanisms – Part 2'
#106: 'The Random Selection of Rulers? Ideas for the Refoundation of Modern Democracy'
#107: 'Inequality, Instability and Constitutionalism'
#112: 'International Law and Human Rights'
#116: 'What doesn't kill it makes it stronger? The resilience of the Inter-American human rights system in an age of backlash'
#118: 'Courts Under Extreme Pressures'
#119: 'Global bust, African boom? Africa‘s march towards democracy and multilateralism'
#120: 'Constitutional Democracy in Europe
Panel Sessions V: 16.50-18.25
#122: 'The State of Constitutional Democracy: Observations'
#124: 'La justicia constitucional en tiempos de cambio en América Latina'
#126: 'The State of Constitutional Democracy: Directions'
#128: 'Frontiers of Law and Democratization'
#132: 'Whitelash: Unmasking White Grievance in the Age of Trump'
#135: 'Populism and Decision-Making Process: Between Representative Bodies and Judicial Authorities'
#136: 'The rise of memory laws in times of contestation'
#137: 'Judicial Methodology and Decision-Making I'
#140: 'Constitutional Shocks and Transitions I'
#144: 'Authority, responsiveness and democratic checks: the challenges of public law in the new constitutional landscape'
#147: 'The Roles of the People in Law and Politics'
#151: 'The Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment Doctrine'
WEDNESDAY 3 JULY
Panel Sessions VI: 08.20-09.55
#152: 'Courts and Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes'
#153: 'Challenges to Freedom of Expression I'
#158: 'Constitutional politics and comparative institutional design'
#160: 'Comparative Impeachment: Removing Executives'
#161: 'Challenges to Constitutional Democracy in Latin America'
#162: 'The Relationship between Constitutional Democracy and a Janusfaced Civil Society'
#167: 'Rise and Fall of Constitutions: Promises and Challenges'
#171: 'Constitutionalism, Democracy and Constitutional Change'
#174: 'Constitutional Shocks and Transitions II'
Panel Sessions VII: 10.30-12.05
#183: Poland's Constitutional Breakdown - Book Discussion
#184: 'Challenges to Freedom of Expression II'
#187: “Authoritarian Constitutionalism“ - Authors meet Critics
#188: 'Times of Change?: Views from Political Theory'
#191: 'Constitutional Present Challenges' (Brazil focus)
#194: 'Hate Speech in the Digital Era: a comparative analysis'
#196: 'Religion in the Crisis of Constitutional Democracy?'
#206: 'Populism, Fear of the People and Constituent Power'
#208: 'Participatory democracy: a suitable solution to cope with the public law changes'