In federations such as Mexico, the citizens of the different states that composed the union find themselves significantly constrained by the National Constitution when they wish to enact structural changes to their local constitutions. These limitations question the legitimacy of constitutional arrangements and pose a serious challenge to the practice of democracy in federal states. Taking as an example the recent proposals to set in motion a constitution making process in the State of Jalisco (Mexico), this article explores the difficult relations between the national and local levels of government when it comes to the problem of constitutional change.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
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