Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Indignados

  • The Constituent Power of Student Protests in Chile

    –Fernando Muñoz León, Assistant Professor, Universidad Austral de Chile 2011 was an important year for social movements and popular protest in liberal democracies. For instance, the United States had the Occupy movement and Spain the Indignados. Chile had its own share in the form of massive student protests that put the government on the ropes (two Ministers of Education resigned, and a third one was impeached by the opposition under student pressure) as well as many universities (for example, mine was on the brink of insolvency after five months of a student strike).