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Introduction: Symposium on Chile’s Constitution-Making Process

[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a five-part symposium on the recent Chilean referendum authorizing a new constitution-making process. The symposium was organized by Professors José Francisco García and Sergio Verdugo, who have written today’s introduction to the symposium.] —José Francisco García, P. Universidad Católica de Chile and Sergio Verdugo, Universidad del Desarrollo* Last Sunday,

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Published on October 31, 2020
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The Constitutional Reform Referendum in Chile: Balancing Democracy and Elite Accommodation

—Alexander Hudson, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, and Rodolfo Disi Pavlic, Temuco Catholic University [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] Next month, citizens of Chile will go to the polls to decide whether

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Published on September 23, 2020
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New Constitution or Nothing! The Promise and Pitfalls of Chile’s Constitutional Moment

—Lisa Hilbink, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota[1] In the wee hours of Friday, November 15th, Chile reached a historic milestone: Congressional representatives from nearly all political parties, across the political spectrum, signed an agreement to open the path to a new constitution. After four dramatic weeks of mass protests, and following two long

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Published on November 24, 2019
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On the Protests and Riots in Chile: Why Chile Should Modify its Presidential System

—Sergio Verdugo, Centro de Justicia Constitucional, Universidad de Desarrollo (Chile)[1] There are many ways to approach the demands behind the protests in Chile, and I do not aim to replace or disprove those perspectives. Instead, this essay shows that part of the problem relates to the existence of an unresponsive government and that the explanation

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Published on October 29, 2019
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The Rise and Fall of a Constitutional Moment: Lessons from the Chilean Experiment and the Failure of Bachelet’s Project

—Sergio Verdugo, Professor of Constitutional Law, Universidad del Desarrollo / JSD candidate, New York University; and Jorge Contesse, Assistant Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School Five days before stepping down as president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet sent a bill to the Chilean Congress proposing a new constitutional text aimed at replacing the current Constitution.  The adoption of a

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Published on March 13, 2018
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