THE VALUE OF NATIONAL PLURALITY IN THE DESIGN OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL STATE

  • Juan Alberto del Real Alcala Professor of Legal Philosophy, University of Jaén, Spain

Abstract

The constitutional changes that are taking place in Latin America have meant, for many of these countries, a profound reform (or, sometimes, rupture) in the “Model of Constitutional State” that sustains their democratic systems. 19th century Legislative State (legalism as a legal theory), whose applicability practically extended to the 20th century and beyond, is being substituted on the whole by a Constitutional State configured in the paradigm of neo-constitutionalism, a prototype that we modern democracies are currently operating within. This is the case for Bolivia, wherein the 2009 Constitution established a “Plurinational Constitutional State”, with all of the implications that this has meant for the design of the institutional aspect of the country.

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Published
2013-07-09
How to Cite
del Real Alcala, J. A. (2013). THE VALUE OF NATIONAL PLURALITY IN THE DESIGN OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL STATE. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 9(19). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2013.v9n19p%p