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Title The Oxford handbook of constitutional Law in Latin America / edited by Conrado Hübner Mendes, Roberto Gargarella and Sebastián Guidi.

Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
Edition First edition.
Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series [Oxford handbooks]
Oxford handbooks.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover -- The Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law in Latin America -- Copyright -- Table of Contents -- List of Contributors -- Introduction -- Introduction -- Latin America as a laboratory of constitutional experimentation -- Constitutional explorations (1810-1850) -- The consolidation of (hyper) presidentialism in the mid-19th Century: from an imperfect system of "checks and balances" to the problem of "democratic erosion" -- Constitutionalizing social rights since Mexico's 1917 Constitution
Authoritarianism, political violence and a renewed human rights crisis at the end of the 20th Century -- The country-based chapters: Studying Latin America's constitutionalism in depth -- External perspectives -- References -- Part I: Constitutions -- Chapter 1: The Constitution of Argentina -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Origins of Constitutionalism -- 1.2.1 Early Attempts -- 1.2.2 The Road to Santa Fe -- 1.2.3 Alberdi -- 1.2.4 The Constitution -- 1.2.5 Reception -- 1.3 Politics and Change -- 1.3.1 Constitution and Democracy (or Lack Thereof) -- 1.3.2 The Politics of Change Process and Nature -- 1860 -- 1949 -- 1956-1957 -- 1972 -- 1983-1994 -- 1.4 Building Blocks -- 1.4.1 The Executive -- Chief of Cabinet and Other Appointments -- Legislative Powers -- 1.4.2 Congress -- Structure and Election -- Powers -- 1.4.3 Interaction -- 1.4.4 Federalism -- Autonomy -- Fiscal -- The Local and the National -- 1.4.5 The Judiciary -- Supreme Court and Judicial Review -- Stability -- 1983-present -- Other Judges and Regulations
1.4.6 Rights, Remedies, and Judicialization -- 1853 -- 1949, 1957, and 1994 -- Judicialization and the Regional Sphere -- Limitations -- 1.5 Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 2: The 2009 Bolivian Constitution -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Constitutional History -- 2.3 Exclusionary Plurality -- 2.4 The Initial Structuring of the Assembly -- 2.4.1 Legal Exhaustion in Bolivia -- 2.4.2 The Illegal and Inclusive 2004 Amendment Permitting a Constituent Assembly -- 2.4.3 Inclusive Electoral Rule for and Approval Rule Inside the Constituent Assembly
2.5 Subsequent Adjustments to the Framework: Congress vs Constituent Assembly -- 2.5.1 Extraordinary Reinterpretation of the Assembly's Location -- 2.5.2 Extraordinary Amendment of the Assembly's Location -- 2.5.3 Congress's Lawless Attempt to Approve the Referendum Statute -- 2.5.4 PODEMOS's Lawlessness: The Autonomy Statutes and the Massacre at Pando -- 2.6 Final Ratification and Contents -- 2.7 Conclusion -- Chapter 3: The Constitution of Brazil in Context: History, Politics, and Design -- 3.1 Constitutionalism and Constitutions in Brazil -- 3.2 Rights: Between National and International
Summary Constitutional law in Latin America embodies a mosaic of national histories, political experiments, and institutional transitions. No matter how distinctive these histories and transitions might be, there are still commonalities that transcend the mere geographical contiguity of these countries. 0This Handbook depicts the constitutional landscape of Latin America by shedding light on its most important differences and affinities, qualities and drawbacks, and by assessing its overall standing in the global enterprise of democratic constitutionalism. It engages with substantive and methodological conundrums of comparative constitutional law in the region, drawing meaningful comparisons between constitutional traditions. The volume is divided into two main parts. Part I focuses on0exploring the constitutions for seventeen jurisdictions, offering a comprehensive country-by-country critique of the historical foundations, institutional architecture, and rights-based substantive identity of each constitution. Part II presents comparative analyses on the most controversial constitutional topics of the region, exploring central concepts in institutions and rights.0The Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law in Latin America is an essential resource for scholars and students of comparative constitutional law, and Latin American politics and history Written by leading experts, it comprehensively examines constitutions, controversies, institutions, and constitutional rights in Latin America.
Other author Mendes, Conrado Hübner, editor.
Gargarella, Roberto, 1964- editor.
Guidi, Sebastián, editor.
Subject Constitutional law -- Latin America.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780191090592 (electronic bk.)
019109059X (electronic bk.)