Confronting visions of Legal Pluralism in Latin America: Indigenous Jurisdictions between a Liberal perspective and the Epistemologies of the South

The recognition of indigenous jurisdiction works out a conception of democratic constitutionalism in which rights are a key concept in the liberation struggles of indigenous people. If constitutionalism remains strongly attached to traditional liberal thought, the moment of conceptualizing non-liberal values of indigenous law has an increased affinity with the Epistemologies of the South. On the one hand, the recognition of indigenous self-government threats fundamental notions of liberalism; on the other, it remains unclear if this can bring about greater control of power. This essay reflects upon how Latin American Constitutionalism implements legal pluralism and how it could help provide institutional innovation in Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru