Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: neoliberalism

  • Chile’s Constitutional Proposal Represents a More Radical Turn into Neoliberal Constitutional Politics

    –Benjamín Alemparte, academic and researcher, University of Chile The recent election in Argentina of Javier Milei as new President has brought a renewed attention to the southern American region in terms of a more radical turn into libertarian economic policies. Milei’s candidature, a Thatcher-lover according to the Financial Times, suggested an ultra-neoliberal “shock” including, among other measures, a significant reduction in public spending, the dollarization of the economy, necessitating an ambitious strategy to privatize state-owned enterprises, the closure of the central bank, and the removal of specific currency controls.