Episode 20: Chile votes to rewrite its constitution
December 11, 2020
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Chile, democracy, global issues, world affairs, South America, representation, Jennifer Piscopop, Peter Siavelis, Jefferson Smith,

Episode 20: Chile votes to rewrite its constitution

In 1980, after a military coup, Chile adopted a constitution that prioritized private property and right-wing capitalist ideology. Forty years later, Chile voters approved a measure to rewrite a new constitution to allow for a representative democracy and more equal society. "Democracy Nerd' is joined by Jennifer Piscopo from Occidental College and Peter Siavelis from Wake Forest University who help provide context in the rare occasion of a Western democracy rewriting its constitution.

"Chile voted to write a new constitution. Will it promise more than the government can deliver?" Washington Post,  Jennifer M. Piscopo and Peter Siavelis, Oct. 30, 2020