RADICALIZAR LA DEMOCRACIA, POPULARIZAR LA CONSTITUCIÓN: UN ENSAYO PARA MAYOR PARTICIPACIÓN CIUDADANA EN LA POLÍTICA

Contemporary democracies have been experiencing a process of exhaustion of its certainties and of its paradigms which sustained them for decades. It is necessary to rethink its foundations and to reformulate its central institutions. In plural societies, the matter of a greater sharing of political power is imposed. The definition of politics must be debated by who will be affected by it. From this perspective, this essay articulates the theoretical matrix of radical democracy with theories of popular constitutionalism, in order to verify whether democratic institutional designs and public spheres would provide greater popular participation in politics. It concludes that the democratic radicalization associated with the strengthening of a popular constitutionalism favors the notion of plural public spheres, with democratically designed institutions, to develop greater access to political power by the people, increasing citizen participation in the construction of democracies