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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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Mapping Constitutional Success: A New Study on Process

—Lorianne Updike Toler, Libertas Constitutional Consulting Amidst the chaos of Libya’s civil war, the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) remains the lone institution recognized as legitimate by both sides of the conflict.  Headed by the stubbornly thoughtful—and stubbornly neutral—Waleed Al-Tahourni, the CDA’s eight committees are feverishly attempting to maintain what little legitimacy remains in the country

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Published on August 7, 2015
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