Constituent Assembly

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A constituent assembly discusses and then constitutes a state. Modern expressions of Latin American constituent power exist forever at the center of the state power it creates. An example seven facet state;

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Below is an excerpt from Latin American Studies discussing constituted and constituent power; issue 229, p 76, by Carys Hughes

In a growing body of literature, this approach has been characterized as a new constitutional model offering an alternative view of the relationship between state and society (Avila Santamarta, 2011; Colón Rios, 2012; Veriano Martinez, 2010; Wall, 2013; 2018).

The new Latin American constitutionalism is based on an appeal to and operationalization of the democratic component within constitutional theory: constituent power. First introduced in the context of the French Revolution by Emmanuel Sieyes, the theory of constituent power distinguishes between "constituted power" (the state, its offices, institutions, and procedures) and "constituent power" (the people; the force that created the state and remains the ultimate source of its legitimacy). (Sewell, 1994) Sieyes argued that it was the people who had power over the structure and nature of the state. The theory became, as one historian put it, "a script for the revolution." (Sewell, 1994: 53) and provided the theoretical basis for the creation of the national constituent assembly in July, 1789 that drew up the first written French constitution.

Constituent power remains an important concept in liberal constitutional theory. The notion of an original "founding moment" when the state was created by the constituent power functions as the source of the legitimacy and authority for the ongoing constitutional order. However, after this founding moment, the constituted power is understood to have replaced the constituent power (Colón-Rios, 2012). In the new Latin American constitutionalism, the concept of constituent power is resurrected and employed by governments and theorists alike to explain and legitimate radical structural change through democratic politics.

p 77 ... the new Latin American constitutionalism envisions the potential for a more complicated, nuanced, and ultimately productive relationship between constituted and constituent power... Critics of the new Latin American constitutionalism who decry the abandonment of "established institutions", ... fail to capture the "dynamic interplay" between state and society, constituted and constituent power.


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