Home/Events/The Global South and Comparative Constitutional Law


While the global debates on constitutional law have traditionally been dominated by the scholarly agendas of consolidated jurisdictions such as those from the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Germany, the expansion of constitutionalism in many recent democracies and developing countries has opened new possibilities on the field.

In Latin America, for example, beyond typical liberal concerns about the limits of state power, transitions to democracy have encouraged practices of constitution-making and constitutional adjudication in which fighting poverty and exclusion, promoting access to justice, and transforming unequal social structures have a central place.

In this scenario, the essays collected in The Global South and Comparative Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press, 2020) seek to map, reflect on and evaluate this new, pluralized conversation on constitutional law. What do these new constitutional experiences have to add to the global conversation – and, perhaps, redirect it? Is the idea of a “global south” itself useful to understand and compare these different national trajectories and constitutions? In this webinar, the editors of the volume were joined by scholars of constitutional law from different countries for a critical discussion on the main themes and challenges presented by the book.

The webinar was organized by Insper’s faculty of law and sponsored by the Brazil Chapter of the International Society for Public Law (ICON-S).

For the debate, we brought together Ana Micaela Alterio, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), Jane Reis, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Michael Riegner, Postdoctoral researcher of the Faculty of Law at Humboldt University Berlin, Philipp Dann, Chair of Public and Comparative Law at Humboldt University Berlin, and Roberto Gargarella, Associate Professor at Universidad de Buenos Aires and Full Professor at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. The event was moderated by Diego Werneck Arguelhes, Associate Professor at Insper.

Insper Webinars – Insper believes that quality information based on evidence is essential to decision- making and to face the challenges posed by the surge of the new coronavirus. In this sense, the school has been promoting a series of online events, for free, to disseminate relevant content. They cover topics such as economic overview, labor aspects, legal tools applicable, challenges for the startups, leadership and management of remote teams, management of the working capital in times of crisis, impacts on supply chains, and coronavirus’ impacts on family businesses.

The webinar will be fully conducted in English and will not feature simultaneous translation Portuguese / English.

Please check the full schedule and watch in full our channel’s past events!


Date: 30/04/2021

Time: 11h00


04/30/2021 - Webinar: The Global South and Comparative Constitutional Law

  • Este campo é para fins de validação e não deve ser alterado.




Ana Micaela Alterio

Associate Professor of Constitutional Law (ITAM)

Jane Reis

Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)

Michael Riegner

Postdoctoral researcher, Faculty of Law, Humboldt University Berlin

Philipp Dann

Chair of Public and Comparative Law, Humboldt University Berlin

Roberto Gargarella

Associate Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires; Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

Diego Werneck Arguelhes

Mediation: Associate Professor, Insper