Chile’s politics have been turned upside down once again, as an election last Sunday gave the political right almost full control over the writing of a new Constitution. A little more than a year ago, the country seemed to be undergoing a progressive transformation, after waves of protests, the arrival of a left-wing, young president, Gabriel Boric, and plans for what was supposed to be an expansive new Constitution. In this episode, political scientist Patricio Navia explains why the electorate’s mood seems to have shifted and what these developments mean for the political and economic future of Chile. Navia is a professor at both New York University and at Universidad Diego Portales, and a member of Americas Quarterly’s editorial board.
Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly
Patricio Navia is a contributing columnist for Americas Quarterly, professor of liberal studies at NYU and professor of political science at Diego Portales University in Chile. He is a member of AQ‘s editorial board.
In Chile and Elsewhere, Crime Is the New Corruption by Brian Winter
As Concern Over Crime Rises, Chile’s Boric Shifts Right by Nicolás Saldías
Chile Now Has a Chance to Get New Constitution Right by Patricio Navia
Tags: AQ Podcast, Chile, Chile constitution, Gabriel Boric