International Journal of Public Law and Policy
- Editor in Chief
- Prof. Giuseppe Mastruzzo
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
- CiteScore 0.7 (2022)
IJPLAP covers issues of public law and policy of international relevance. It includes thought-provoking contributions on how public international law obligations inform national approaches in a wide range of sectors, as well as on how the state's experiences contribute to shaping and advancing the international agenda. IJPLAP features articles, editorials, notes, commentaries, analyses of jurisprudence and legislation and book reviews written by leading scholars and practitioners working in law and related fields, such as economics, philosophy and political science.
Topics covered include
- Traditional issues of public international law (including treaty law, institutional law and dispute settlement)
- Human rights
- Foreign and security policy, migration
- Trade and investment
- Financial regulation
- Intellectual property
- Environment, energy and food security
- Digitalisation and data protection
IJPLAP's main objective is to be the leading forum for information and critical discussion from a variety of international perspectives in the constantly evolving area of law and government. The world is changing fast and governments are facing many public policy challenges, legal issues of public interest and public policy relating to the many political, economic and social issues, in an open and uncensored intellectual discussion.
A major factor is the transition to the online world. This is reshaping public law and needs to scrutinised from a broad range of perspectives and disciplines as outlined below. IJPLAP aims to publish critical works of the highest quality exploring leading issues in depth. It seeks to promotes awareness, knowledge and discussion on matters of public law and examines global trends that carry public policy implications. It is committed to facilitating critical and creative thinking and to exploring new directions and perspectives.
IJPLAP readership includes academics, practitioners, judges, legislators and policy-makers around the world. It is essential reading for academics and practitioners who need to stay abreast of recent developments in public law and cutting edge public policy issues.
IJPLAP encourages the submission of original papers, case studies, commentaries, review articles and scholarly articles exploring leading issues from lawyers and social scientists worldwide.
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Editor in Chief
- Mastruzzo, Giuseppe, International University College of Turin, Italy
Regional Editor Africa
- Belay, Habtamu Simachew, Wollo University, Ethiopia
Regional Editor Middle East
- Malkawi, Bashar H., H.H. Dubai Ruler's Court, United Arab Emirates
Editorial Board Members
- Acuña, Roger Merino, Universidad del Pacifico, Peru
- Arévalo, Daniel Peñailillo, University of Concepción, Chile
- Ariano, Emanuele, Bocconi University, Italy
- Boccheni, Giusto Amedeo, McGill University, Canada
- Bojani?, Petar, University of Belgrade, Serbia
- Brescia, Valerio, University of Turin, Italy
- De Schutter, Olivier, University of Louvain, Belgium
- del Barrio Arleo, María Cecilia, European Banking Institute, Germany
- Farah, Paolo, West Virginia University, USA
- Frankenberg, Günter, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany
- Halevi, Joseph, International University College of Turin, Italy
- Hallo de Wolf, Antenor, University of Groningen, Netherlands
- Morison, John, Queen's University Belfast, UK
- Poček, Jasna, University of Lundt, Sweden
- Sarkar, Arpita, Jindal Global Law School, India
- Shikaki, Ibrahim, Trinity College - Hartford, Connecticut, USA
- Simo, Regis, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Stege, Ulrich, International University College of Turin, Italy
- Teubner, Gunther, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy
- Toporowski, Jan, SOAS University of London, UK
- Zanatta, Rafael, University of São Paulo, Brazil
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Music as diplomatic food for thought
30 November, 2022
Music has been at the heart of humanity for millennia. It allows us to express and share emotions in ways that are often difficult or impossible with spoken language. While musical tastes can vary from culture to culture there is the potential for ameliorating relationship problems through music, perhaps even at the level of international diplomacy. That is the suggestion posited in the International Journal of Public Law and Policy. Mayank Mishra of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, India, has looked at how music might act as a diplomatic conduit through which relations between India and Pakistan might be improved. In this paper, Mishra traces the evolution of music and its role in bilateral politics, as well as the day-to-day lives of the people of both countries. Where political language and discussion are fraught with the problems of misinformation and the misconstrual of what is said between two parties, music offers a shared diplomacy through its long cultural legacy in this part of the world [...]More details...