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I-CONnect Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum – Political representation in the Chilean Constituent Convention: a view from a constructivist perspective

—Natalia Morales Cerda, PhD student at Faculty of Laws, University College London (UCL) That “political representation” was –among many others and of a different nature– one of the causes of the categorical rejection of the constitutional draft proposed by Chile’s Constitutional Convention in the plebiscite of 4 September, seems to be somewhat agreed. Two columns

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Published on October 21, 2022
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I-CONnect Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum – On Morals and Politics: The Chilean Constituent Process

—Rodrigo Kaufmann, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin Constituent Process and Dignity The reasons behind the rejection of the Chilean constitutional draft by the majority of Chileans are complex and hard to pin down. Many excellent contributions to this symposium provide interesting elements for a careful analysis. But there might still be one element that, perhaps, cuts across the

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Published on October 12, 2022
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I-CONnect Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum – Dignity and Identity in the Chilean Constitutional Referendum

—Verónica Undurraga, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez The Chilean constituent process has attracted great international interest among constitutional scholars, politicians and advocates for social justice.  In 2019, the violent social outbreak had Chilean democracy on a tightrope. However, with remarkable political responsibility, the troubled party system managed to open a political way out of the crisis, by

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Published on October 12, 2022
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I-CONnect Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum – New forms of representation and the failure of the Chilean Constitutional Convention

—Maria Isabel Aninat Sahli, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile. How can we explain a constitutional process that began with 78% of voters in favor of drafting a new constitution in October 2020 and ended up two years later with 62% of the people opting for rejecting the proposal? What leads a country to flatly reject a

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Published on October 8, 2022
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I-CONnect Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum – The Problem of “Identity” in the Chilean Constitutional Referendum

—João Vitor Cardoso, Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Chile In October 2020’s referendum, 78% of Chileans expressed their wish to replace the country’s Constitution, through a fully elected Constitutional Convention. On September 4, 2022, the citizenry was asked by way of a referendum whether it approved the constitutional draft produced by this very constitution-making

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Published on October 7, 2022
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I-CONnect Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum – The Contradiction of Social Justice Constitutionalism

—Johanna Fröhlich, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Facultad de Derecho Previous entries in this Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum have identified and analyzed key aspects of why the exit referendum about the new Chilean constitution was rejected. Reading these and other explanations, one can hardly deny the complexity of reasons behind the collective decision

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Published on October 4, 2022
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I-CONnect Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum – Making Sense of Chile’s Failed Constituent Process

—Javier Couso, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile) and Utrecht University (The Netherlands) I. Last month, Chile’s second attempt to get a new Constitution in the last few years failed again. As opposed to the first constituent initiative (led by former President Bachelet, in 2014-2018, which can be better described as having been aborted), this time the

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Published on October 4, 2022
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I-CONnect Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum – Participation, representation and deliberation in constitution-making: tentative ideas from the Chilean case

—Esteban Szmulewicz Ramírez, Leiden University and Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile[1] On September 4, 2022, Chile held a referendum on a new Constitution, drafted by a directly elected Constitutional Convention. The proposed text introduced interesting innovations, like gender parity in representative institutions, a high degree of decentralization through a so-called “regional State”, clear concern for climate

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Published on September 25, 2022
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I-CONnect Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum – The Paradox of Constitution-Making in Democratic Settings. A Tradeoff between Party Renewal and Political Representation?

—Sergio Verdugo, IE University Law School Introduction In 1995, Jon Elster concluded his landmark article by identifying the paradoxes of constitution-making.[1] Constitution-making processes are unlikely to occur without the urgent need that a political crisis triggers. Even though political crises are arguably necessary for constitutional replacement processes, those crises can also create unfavorable conditions for

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Published on September 24, 2022
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Introduction: Symposium on the Chilean Constitutional Referendum

—David Landau, Florida State University College of Law[1] On September 4, 2022, after a two month campaign, voters headed to the polls and rejected the draft Chilean constitution by an overwhelming margin – 62 to 38 percent. With mandatory voting in effect for the first time in recent years, turnout was extremely high. About 13

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Published on September 23, 2022
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