Edited by Rosalind Dixon and Tom Ginsburg
Chapter 6: The new “Bolivarian” Constitutions: a textual analysis
Analysis of the texts of recently adopted constitutions in Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador shows that they are committed to plurinationalism, a deep pluralism distinct from multinationalism, and to a substantial role for indigenous peoples in governance and in the national identity. They contain some innovative methods of public participation in governance, but, perhaps surprisingly, do not grant presidents substantially greater powers than are conventional elsewhere. These provisions can be understood as the outcome of processes of constitutional learning, both about structure and rights, the latter especially with respect to so-called third-generation rights. Keywords: plurinationalism, indigenous peoples, executive power, third-generation rights, Bolivarian Constitutions, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia
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