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Call for Papers 2 nd Ars Iuris Legal Potentials Conference: Law and Politics in a Polarized World

Call for Papers 2 nd Ars Iuris Legal Potentials Conference: Law and Politics in a Polarized World

In 2024, more than half of the world's population will live in countries holding nationwide elections, making it the biggest global election year in history.[1] Around these electoral processes, lines of social conflict come to light with particular clarity. The public narrative paints a picture of an irreconcilable and fractious society, in which communication between increasingly fragmented sub-publics comes to a standstill and some groups abandon the common democratic project altogether. The latest sociological research offers a contrasting perspective by suggesting a trend towards greater unity, with only isolated “trigger points” (i.e., specific issues where emotions run high, such as migration and climate policy).[2] Nevertheless, questions still arise as to the relationship between law and politics in a conflict-ridden world: To what extent is the legal system dependent on social consensus? Is the law itself a driving factor of social polarization? Can – or should – law mediate between conflicting interests and counteract polarizing tendencies? We look forward to discussing these questions in the 2nd Ars Iuris Legal Potentials Conference. The conference takes place on September 30th, 2024 and will be hosted at the Federal Ministry of Justice in Vienna.

Publication Date: 2024

File Type: www
Categories: Government Report
Tags: Victims and Victimology
Author: Federal Ministry of Justice
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