—José Ignacio Hernández G., Fellow, Growth Lab-Center for International Development Harvard; Professor of Administrative Law at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello; Invited Professor, Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, and Tashkent University Adrian Vermeule has recently proposed a new legal theory to interpret the U.S. Constitution that departs from originalism and living constitutionalism: the common good constitutionalism (CGC).[i] At
Traces of Constitutional Reasoning in Latin America and the Caribbean – Regional Cosmopolitanism Without Backlash?
—Johanna Fröhlich, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Latin America is claiming a leading position in global constitutional trendsetting, as its rich constitutional traditions keep inspiring new experiments and novel constitutional theories for seeking structural change. Transformative constitutionalism, Andean neo-constitutionalism or the idea of a distinct Latin American Ius Constitutionale Commune have all trusted judges, and
—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília It is commonly understood that “constitution-making tends to occur in waves,” as Jon Elster wrote in his fascinating paper Forces and Mechanisms in the Constitution-Making Process in 1995. Another very relevant perception is that constitutionalism has become over the years increasingly inclusive despite many exceptions worldwide and the various