Dr. Emilio Rabasa examines the culture of constitutional reform in Mexico. The constitution of 1917 has had over 400 reforms since it was approved by the constituent congress during the Mexican revolution. Constitutional reformism has become an important part of Mexico's political culture, with a profound impact on the organization of society. It is where economic freedom and state intervention come into conflict. Why has every Mexican president had the political urge to change the constitution? Has transition to democracy in Mexico made any change in the culture of constitutional reform? What has been the role of the Mexican legislature and the judiciary throughout this process? These are some of the key questions that Dr. Rabasa addresses in his lecture.
Rabasa, Emilio, "The Dynamics of the Constitution in a Changing Mexico" (2002). The Morris Lecture in International and Comparative Law. 10.