Interview with Hélène Landemore

Political theorist Hélène Landemore: Openness, and ‘taking citizens seriously’ are key to successful constitution-making Interview by Claudia Heiss for the Observatory of the Constituent Process in Chile. Hélène Landemore, Professor of Political Science at Yale University and Ph.D. from Harvard, recently visited Chile to address some of the challenges to contemporary democracy and discuss the… Read more »

Alberto Coddou on the Chilean presidential runoff

The Chilean presidential runoff and the revival of the constitutional agenda Alberto Coddou Mc Manus Despite initial indications that Chile’s constituent process was doomed to stall with the probable election of a right-wing government, the presidential and congressional elections of 19 November have challenged the dominant narratives. On Sunday 17 December 2017, Chile will face… Read more »

Alberto Coddou on opinion polls and constitutional issues in Chile

Opinion polls and constitutional issues: the case of Chile Alberto Coddou Mc Manus In the case of Chile, opinion polls reveal a complex relationship between public opinion and constitutional issues. By listing separately, as possible answers, ‘constitutional reforms’, ‘education’, ‘health’ and ‘criminality’, the question posed by the poll implies that the existing constitution plays no role… Read more »

Alberto Coddou on the presidential election

The Chilean Presidential Election and the Constituent Process Alberto Coddou Mc Manus All of the candidates with the possibility of getting significant support from voters on next Sunday have a stance on constitutional affairs, which run from mayor constitutional amendments to the creation of a new constitution through a constituent assembly. This column appeared on… Read more »