Brazil presents a classic example of a constitutional failure to fulfill the crucial task of state coordination. How can we explain that a constitution full of socio-economic rights provisions created, after all, a long-lasting social tragedy?
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Candidate for the Constitutional Convention Cristóbal Bellolio reviews Chile’s landmark electoral win and draws lessons from this experiment in representative constitution-making.
There is a general trend among recent populist movements to implement measures that interfere with the independence and proper functioning of the judiciary. These movements seek to frame the courts in opposition to the popular will, yet the truth is more complicated than the populists would have us believe.