Economic Constitutions in Latin America
The Latin American constitutions adopted since the late 1980s introduced legal and political arrangement aligned with the notion of market social economy. This notion attempts to integrate market economics and social values. Despite the fundamental tension between the social and the market, this concept theoretically enables to engineer the social into the realm of the market. Against this backdrop, this panel would approach current debates about the features, tensions and future paths of economic constitutionalism in the region. Some of the questions this panel would address are: What is the genealogy of the notion of the economic constitution as it has been embraced by Latin American legal communities? What is the relationship between constitutional law and political economy? How does constitutional law give shape to particular economic orders at different scales? How could constitutional law address current challenges connected to the imbalances of global capitalism ?