IACL Round Table: 18 - 19 October 2013
While distinguishing for the first time in history the realm of politics from those of morals and religion, Niccolò Machiavelli is worldwide believed as having founded modern political science. However, his merits today go beyond this traditional account, to the extent that his writings raise the crucial issue of how political power might be conceived in democratic contexts. Recent academic debates demonstrate both the importance and the controversies affecting Machiavelli’s writings, not only due to the differences between ‘The Discourses’ and ‘The Prince’, but also because of the question of his contribution to the emergence of republicanism. Hence derive the role and relevance of Machiavelli’s thinking in contemporary constitutional law developments, including those related to globalisation and international relations.
The International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) has decided to dedicate one of its Round Table Conferences in 2013 to a discussion on the relevance of Machiavelli for constitutionalism today. The event will be organized in Florence on 18-19 October 2013 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the writing of ‘The Prince’.
The event is fully booked and no more participants can be accommodated (7 October 2013).