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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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Book Review: Donald L. Horowitz’s “Constitutional Processes and Democratic Commitment”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, David Landau reviews Donald L. Horowitz’s Constitutional Processes and Democratic Commitment (Yale University Press, 2021).] —David Landau, Florida State University College of Law Twenty-seven years ago, Jon Elster noted that there were few thorough, high-quality studies of the process of constitution making around the world.

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Published on July 30, 2022
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The New Chilean Constitutional Project in Comparative Perspective

—David Landau, Florida State University College of Law[1] The new Chilean constitutional text was delivered by the Constitutional Convention to President Gabriel Boric in a ceremony on July 4, 2022. This ended the year-long Constitutional Convention, itself sparked in large part by a set of massive social protests in 2019. The next step is the

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Published on July 16, 2022
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Constituent Power and the Politics of Unamendability

—Mara Malagodi, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law; Rehan Abeyratne, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law; and Ngoc Son Bui, The University of Oxford [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] Judicial interventions in

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Published on September 8, 2021
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ICON Volume 19, Issue 1: Editorial

We invited Marcela Prieto and Sergio Verdugo, I•CON’s Associate Editors, to write a Guest Editorial. Understanding Chile’s constitution-making procedure* For good or bad, Latin America has seen several constitution-making processes in the past decades, including the cases of Brazil (1988), Colombia (1991), Perú (1993), Ecuador (1998 and again in 2008), Venezuela (1999), and Bolivia (2009).

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Published on June 25, 2021
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Does Popular Participation in Constitution-Making Matter?

—Alexander Hudson, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] I·CONnect has recently published a series of excellent essays on the constitution-making process that will soon begin in Chile. One element of

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Published on November 25, 2020
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Symposium on Chilean Referendum Part I: Drafting a Constitution on a Clean Slate

[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, whose introduction is available here.] —Rodrigo P. Correa G., Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez On the evening of October 18, 2019, violent street protests, later followed

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Published on November 1, 2020
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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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Why Replacing the Brazilian Constitution Is Not a Good Idea: A Response to Professor Bruce Ackerman

—Thomas da Rosa Bustamante, Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer, Marcelo Andrade Cattoni de Oliveira, Federal University of Minas Gerais; Jane Reis Gonçalves Pereira, Rio de Janeiro State University; Juliano Zaiden Benvindo and Cristiano Paixão, University of Brasília In a provocative piece that was first published in Portuguese and then in an English version on ICONnect, Professor

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Published on July 28, 2020
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