Latin American Constitutional Theory: Comparative Perspectives

Project: Research Project

Project Details


This project seeks to explore Latin American constitutional theory from a comparative perspective. Throughout its colonial and republican history, Latin America has creatively participated in the global dialogue about modern constitutionalism. However, the particularity of its theoretical contributions tends to be obscured by the epistemic hegemony of the main centers of production of legal knowledge. Without any pretention to exoticize Latin American constitutional theory, this project attempts to recognize the contributions made from this region to the following discussions: the theory of rights, the relationship between democracy and constitutionalism, the exercise of constituent power, and the conceptions of the people and revolution. The analysis of these discussions will also contribute to the recognition of the theoretical similarities and differences within Latin America in different historical moments, in an attempt to pluralize the idea of a Latin American constitutional theory.


comparative constitutional theory; Latin America; separation of powers; rights; constitutional democracy.
Effective start/end date10/1/239/30/27

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Bogotá D.C.


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