What is happening in Chile is being seen as a possible example of how to address social demands through a democratic process that seeks to renew the State.
“This is a unique opportunity to focus on reforming the foundations of a State,” US Professor Bruce Ackerman of Yale University told BBC Mundo in a conversation held before the historic elections last weekend. “Chile is an example that offers hope to Latin America and the rest of the world. It can be like Scandinavia. Chile has the same population as Denmark, Norway and Sweden, which have led Europe in the 20th century because of their social democracy.”
Professor Ackerman is one of the world’s top experts on constitutional law and author of books such as Revolutionary Constitutions.
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