Participation and inclusiveness in constitution-making as predictors of rights provisions: a Latin American comparative study (1917-2019)

First, our research project surveys all the constitution-making processes that took place in Latin America from 1917 to 2019, in order to determine their levels of both participation (understood as the direct involvement of individual citizens in the process) and inclusiveness (understood not as a mere aggregation of individual participation, but as the inclusion of interest group advocates). Secondly, we aim to measure the effect that these various levels of participation and inclusion had on the content of civil, political, social, and indigenous rights of the constitutions produced, both from a quantitative perspective (number of rights) and qualitative one (depth of constitutional commitment).