Comparative Constitutional Law in Latin America
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Comparative Constitutional Law in Latin America

Edited by Rosalind Dixon and Tom Ginsburg

This book provides unique insights into the practice of democratic constitutionalism in one of the world’s most legally and politically significant regions. It combines contributions from leading Latin American and global scholars to provide ‘bottom up’ and ‘top down’ insights about the lessons to be drawn from the distinctive constitutional experiences of countries in Latin America. In doing so, it also draws on a rich array of legal and interdisciplinary perspectives. Ultimately, it shows both the promise of democratic constitutions as a vehicle for social, economic and political change, and the variation in the actual constitutional experiences of different countries on the ground – or the limits to constitutions as a locus for broader social change.
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Chapter 15: The “economic constitutions” of Latin America: between free markets and socioeconomic rights

Javier Couso

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JOBNAME: Dixon PAGE: 1 SESS: 6 OUTPUT: Mon May 22 09:41:22 2017 15. The “economic constitutions” of Latin America: between free markets and socioeconomic rights Javier Couso I. INTRODUCTION One of the enduring features of contemporary constitution...

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