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SELA 2004


Session 1: Democracy and Equality

Robert Post, Democracy and Equality
Carlos Rosenkrantz, Equality in Politics
Neus Torbisco, Institutionalising Difference: Some Notes on Structural Inequality and Democracy

Session 2: The Institutional Infrastructure of Democracy

Maria Angelica Figueroa, Public Education: A Goal of Liberal Government? A Condition for Democracy?
Wistano Orozco, Consolidation and the Institutional Infrastructure of Democracy
Jose Luis Sardon, Constitutional Democracy as the Ordered Alternation of Parties

Session 3: Democracy and the Economy

Roberto Aponte, Democracy, Economics, and our Old and New Myths
Alfredo Bullard, Incomplete Democracy: Why Democracy Cannot Survive Without the Market
Mariana Mota Prado, Independent Regulatory Agencies and the Electoral Accountability of the President
Carol Rose, Privatization and Democratic Governance

Session 4: Protest Movements and Democracy

Antonio Barreto, Consensus and Dissent: Democracy and the Protest Movements in Colombia
Jorge Contesse, The Rebel Democracy: A Look into the Relationship Between the Mapuche People and the Chilean State
Reva Siegel, The Jurisgenerative Role of Social Movements in United States Constitutional Law
Gonzalo Zegarra-Mulanovich, Minorities in Search of Privileges: When Toleration of Protests Threatens Democracy

Session 5: The Judicial Power in a Democracy

Rodrigo Correa, The Judiciary and Democracy: To the Rescue of the Spirit of The Spirit
Victor Ferreres, The Consequences of Centralizing Constitutional Review in a Special Court: Some Thoughts on Judicial Activism
Roberto Saba, Ulysses' Constitutional Decisions: Concerning the Difficulties of Collective Construction of Constitutional Practice in Argentina
Peter Schuck, The Judicial Power in a Democracy