Our research project surveys all the constitution-making processes that took place in Latin America from 1917 to 2016 in order to determine their level of inclusiveness. A novel aspect of this study is that it distinguishes between two types of inclusiveness, procedural and effective, and therefore, it provides a more in-depth assessment of the degree of inclusiveness during the constitution-making processes. We found that although most constitution-making processes can be described as procedurally inclusive, only few of them met minimal democratic conditions; consequently, most constitution-making processes could not be described as effectively inclusive. On the other hand, we also identified a relationship between higher procedural inclusiveness and higher democratic conditions. Finally, both procedural inclusiveness and democratic conditions have gradually risen through the years, particularly in the last decades.
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!