Social Rights, Constitutionalism and Democratic Stability
Daniel M. Brinks, Ph.D.
University of Texas-Austin
UCF Department of Political Science
Howard Philips Hall, Conference Room
July 2, 2018
Since the 1970s, the Latin American model of constitutionalism has attempted to enhance previously ignored social rights and to impose a classical model of liberal democracy encouraging direct participation. Brinks’ research shows that it is the balance between these dual constitutional imperatives, social rights and direct participation, that provides the social and political bases for a stable and successful democracy in the region. Ignoring either of these two constitutional will ultimately lead to the loss of both.
Daniel Brinks is Associate Professor of Government and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He is co-director of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice and an Associated Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Bergen Norway.
Funded by the Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence at UCF
Location:Howard Phillips Hall