Chile

Participatory Stage of the Constituent Process

The Participatory Stage of the Constituent Process is an authority driven by the Chilean government that seeks to actively involve the citizens in the process of constitutional reform that is taking place in the country. Every person from the age of 14 can participate in this process, both those living in Chile and those living abroad. The process of participation is carried out through various progressive agencies. First at the local, then provincial and finally regional level. The majority of the processes transpire in person, such as at local meetings, provincial councils and regional councils, but there is also an online participation tool. As a result of these participatory authorities, documents of agreement, partial agreement and / or disagreement are drawn up, which will be compiled at the end of the process in a document called Citizen Bases. Likewise, it should be noted that this process is formally supervised by the Citizens Council of Advisors, who review the agreements and guarantee the impartiality of the process. According to official figures from 2016, there were approximately 100 people participating in local meetings.

Institutional design

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Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?

Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?

Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?

Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?

Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?

Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?

Formalization
only backed by a governmental program or policy 
Frequency
single
Mode of selection of participants
open 
Type of participants
citizens  
Decisiveness
democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision  
Co-Governance
yes 

Means


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation

Ends


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Implementation
Policy Evaluation

Sources

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