Joel I. Colón-Ríos

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Associate Professor

PO Box 600

Wellington, 6140

New Zealand

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Scholarly Papers (41)

1.

The End of the Constitutionalism-Democracy Debate

Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, Vol. 28, 2010, CLPE Research Paper No. 3/2009, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 19/2011
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 23 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 629 (27,896)
Citation 2

Abstract:

constitutionalism, democracy, constitutional change, popular participation, constituent power, Ronald Dworkin, Jeremy Waldron, Bruce Ackerman

2.

What's Democracy Got to Do With It? A Critique of Liberal Constitutionalism

CLPE Research Paper No. 29/2007, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 22/2013
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 27 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
Allan Hutchinson and Joel I. Colón-Ríos
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 450 (45,324)

Abstract:

democracy, liberal constitutionalism, Dworkin

3.

Democracy and Revolution: An Enduring Relationship?

Denver University Law Review, Forthcoming, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 19/2013
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 07 May 2013
Allan Hutchinson and Joel I. Colón-Ríos
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 395 (46,560)

Abstract:

democratic revolution, transformation of state, constitutionalism and democracy, constitutional means to democracy, constituent power

4.

Contemporary Theories of Equality: A Critical Review

Revista Juridica Universidad de Puerto Rico, Vol. 74, p. 131, 2005, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 15/2013
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 06 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2014
Martin Hevia and Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - School of Law and Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 390 (43,660)

Abstract:

equality, luck egalitarianism, politics of difference, theories of equality, Rawls, Young

5.

Democracy and Constitutional Change

Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory, No. 127, 2011, Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 48/2010, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 16/2011
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2015
Allan Hutchinson and Joel I. Colón-Ríos
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 376 (50,881)

Abstract:

Democracy, Constitution, Constitutionalist, anti-constitutionalist, U.S. State of California, judicial interpretation

6.

The Legitimacy of the Juridical: Constituent Power, Democracy, and the Limits of Constitutional Reform

Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 48, p. 199, 2010, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 21/2011
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2015
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 330 (63,159)

Abstract:

Constitutional Reform, Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments, Constituent Power, Democracy, Democratic Legitimacy, Constitutionalism, Carl Schmitt, Popular Participation, Constituent Assembly, Constitutional Change

7.

The Second Dimension of Democracy: The People and Their Constitution

Baltic Journal of Law and Politics, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2009, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 25/2011
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2011
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 317 (69,445)

Abstract:

democracy, democratic legitimacy, popular sovereignty, constitutionalism, constitution-making, constitutional reform, Dworkin, Waldron

8.

Chapter 1 - Weak Constitutionalism: Democratic Legitimacy and the Question of Constituent Power

Weak Constitutionalism: Democratic Legitimacy and the Question of Constituent Power, Chapter 1 (Routledge, 2012), Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 33/2012
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 31 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2015
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 245 (75,137)

Abstract:

constituent power, constitutional change, constitutionalism, weak constitutionalism, democracy, popular participation, unconstitutional constitutional amendments, Latin American constitutionalism, popular constitutionalism, legitimacy, constitutional reform

9.

Notes on Democracy and Constitution-Making

New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2011, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 21/2013
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 May 2011 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2015
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 228 (86,791)

Abstract:

democracy, constitution-making, popular participation, constituent assemblies

10.

The Legal Status of Puerto Rico and the Institutional Requirements of Republicanism

Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy, 2011, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 17/2013
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2013
Martin Hevia and Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - School of Law and Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 212 (107,186)

Abstract:

constitutional theory, democracy, rule of law, republicanism, Puerto Rico

11.

The Counter-Majoritarian Difficulty and the Road Not Taken: Democratizing Amendment Rules

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. XXV, No. 1, 2012, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 20/2013
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 02 May 2011 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2015
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 180 (114,468)

Abstract:

judicial review, constitutional change, weak judicial review, strong judicial review, democracy, popular participation, popular initiatives, constitutional review, constitutional interpretation, popular constitutionalism

12.

Carl Schmitt and Constituent Power in Latin American Courts: The Cases of Venezuela and Colombia

Joel Colón-Ríos, CARL SCHMITT AND CONSTITUENT POWER IN LATIN AMERICAN COURTS: THE CASES OF VENEZUELA AND COLOMBIA, Constellations, 2011, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 24/2012,
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2015
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 177 (107,686)

Abstract:

Constituent Power, Constitution-Making, Constitutional Change, Latin America, Constitutionalism, Colombia, Venezuela, Carl Schmitt

13.

The Three Waves of the Constitutionalism-Democracy Debate in the United States: (And an Invitation to Return to the First)

Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution, Vol. 18, p. 1, 2010, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 23/2011
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 May 2011 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2015
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 159 (133,915)

Abstract:

constitutionalism, democracy, constitutionalism-democracy debate, constituent power, constitutional reform

14.

De-Constitutionalizing Democracy

California Western Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 1, 2010, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 20/2011
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 14 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2015
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 147 (125,717)

Abstract:

democracy, constitutionalism, weak constitutionalism, popular constitutionalism, constituent power, participation, constitutional interpretation

15.

New Zealand’s Constitutional Crisis

New Zealand Universities Law Review, Vol. 24. No. 3, 2011, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 22/2011
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 17 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2015
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 127 (159,439)

Abstract:

New Zealand, democratic legitimacy, constituent power, unwritten constitutions, democracy, constituent assemblies, referendums, popular initiatives

16.

Law, Language, and the Latin American Constitutions

Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 2011, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 16/2013
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 May 2011 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2015
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 118 (177,935)

Abstract:

law and language, language rights, constitution-making, Latin American constitutionalism, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela

17.

From Redistribution to Recognition

“De la Redistribución al Reconocimiento” [From Redistribution to Recognition] (with Martín Hevia) in El Derecho a la Igualdad: Aportes para un Constitucionalismo Igualitario (Vol. II) (Roberto Gargarella & Marcelo Alegre eds.) (Buenos Aires: Abeledo Perrot, 2012)., Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 18/2013,
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 13 May 2011 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2015
Joel I. Colón-Ríos and Martin Hevia
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - School of Law
Downloads 117 (181,199)

Abstract:

egalitarianism, politics of difference, politics of recognition

18.

Five Conceptions of Constituent Power

Joel I. Colón-Ríos, “Five Conceptions of Constituent Power”, 130 Law Quarterly Review 306-336 (2014),
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 02 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2014
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 116 (76,182)

Abstract:

constituent power, parliamentary sovereignty, common law constitutionalism, unconstitutional constitutional amendments, popular sovereignty, Imperial Parliament, colonial constitutions, right to instruct representatives, right of resistance, constituent authority, sovereignty

19.

Review Essay: What Makes the International Investment Rules Regime Undemocratic?

German Law Journal, Vol. 10, No. 8, pp. 1309-1320, August 2009, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 24/2011
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2011
Joel I. Colón-Ríos and Martin Hevia
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - School of Law
Downloads 116 (184,587)

Abstract:

Democracy, Investment Rules Regime, BITs, Schneiderman, Representative Democracy, International Treaties

A New Typology of Judicial Review of Legislation

3(2) Global Constitutionalism 143-169 (2014)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 May 2014 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2015
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 64 (289,633)

Abstract:

judicial review, parliamentary sovereignty, common law constitutionalism, weak judicial review, strong judicial review, basic structure, Latin American constitutionalism, constituent power, unconstitutional constitutional amendments, constituent assemblies, constitutional courts

A New Typology of Judicial Review of Legislation

(2014) 3(2) Global Constitutionalism 143-169,
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 17 Nov 2016
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Judicial Review, Legislation, Constitutional Law

21.

Beyond Parliamentary Sovereignty and Judicial Supremacy: The Doctrine of Implicit Limits to Constitutional Reform in Latin America

44(3) Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 521-534 (2013)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Dec 2013
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 71 (214,168)

Abstract:

parliamentary sovereignty, Latin American constitutionalism, Colombia, unconstitutional constitutional amendents, common law constitutionalism, judicial supremacy, basic structure, constituent power

22.

Re-Constituting Puerto Rico

Revista del Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico, Vol. 67, No. 2, April-June 2006
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 May 2008 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2011
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 67 (262,156)

Abstract:

asamblea constituyente, Puerto Rico, asamblea constitucional de status, poder constituyente, constituent power, Estado Libre Asociado, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

23.

Kelsen in New Zealand (in Spanish)

ECOS DE KELSEN: EN EL CENTERNARIO DE LA PUBLICACIÓN DE LOS PROBLEMAS CAPITALES DEL DERECHO, Gonzalo A. Ramírez Cleves, ed., Bogotá, Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2011,
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 09 May 2011 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2015
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 48 (295,614)

Abstract:

Hans Kelsen, New Zealand, Grundnorm, Basic Norm

24.

TEORÍA CONSTITUCIONAL Y ASAMBLEA CONSTITUYENTE (Constitutional Theory and Constituent Assemblies)

Revista Jurídica Universidad Inter-Americana de Puerto Rico, 2013, Forthcoming,
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 May 2013
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 34 (311,166)

Abstract:

Puerto Rico, Constituent Assembly, constituent power, colonialism, decolonization, self-determination, secession

25.

Public Participation and Regulation

"Public Participation and Regulation" in Susy Frankel (ed) Learning From the Past, Adapting for the Future: Regulatory Reform in New Zealand (LexisNexis, Wellington, 2011).
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 23 Sep 2015
Mark J. Bennett and Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law and Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 1 (412,945)

Abstract:

Regulation, Law, Participation, Public Participation, Democracy

26.

Notas Sobre La Reforma Constitucional Y Sus Límites (Notes on the Amending Power and its Limits)

In Juan Carlos Henao (ed) Dialogos Constitucionales de Colombia con el Mundo (Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2013) pp 383-402
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 Dec 2016
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Constitutional Reform, Constitutional Limits, Latin America, Columbia

27.

Apuntes Sobre Legitimidad Democrática y Asambleas Constituyentes (Notes about Democratic Legitimacy and Constituent Assemblies)

16 Revista Argentina de Teoría Jurídica ___ (2015) ,
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 15 Dec 2016
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Constituent Assembly, Democracy, Latin America

28.

¿Pueden Haber Enmiendas Constitucionales Inconstitucionales? Una Mirada Al Derecho Comparado (Can There Be Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments? A Comparative Perspective)

42 Rev. Jur. U.I.P. 207 (2008)
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 15 Dec 2016
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Constitutional Law, Comparative Law

29.

Democratizar a Puerto Rico (Democratising Puerto Rico)

85 Revista Jurídica UPR 857-882 (2016),
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Dec 2016
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Democracy, Puerto Rico

30.

Constituciones Duraderas – Una Crítica Democrática (Enduring Constitutions – A Democratic Critique)

Anuario de Derecho Público, No. 1, p. 437-460 (2011),
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Dec 2016
Allan Hutchinson and Joel I. Colón-Ríos
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 0 (499,181)

Abstract:

Consitutions, Democracy

31.

Experimentation and Regulation

“Experimentation and Regulation” in Framing the Commons: Cross-Cutting Issues in Regulation (Susy Frankel & John Yeabsly eds.) (Victoria University Press, 2014) 94-111. ,
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Nov 2016
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Policy, Regulation, Policy Experimentation

32.

What Is a Constitutional Transition

“What is a Constitutional Transition?”, National Journal of Constitutional Law (2017), Forthcoming,
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 21 Nov 2016
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Constitutional Law, Constitutional Design

33.

Constituent Processes and Democratic Ruptures

"Constituent Processes and Democratic Ruptures" (2016) 64(2) American Journal of Comparative Law pp 505. ,
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 21 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2016
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 0 (422,874)

Abstract:

Constitutional Law, Constitutional Design

34.

The Meaning of Majority in the Constitution of Niue

Yearbook of the New Zealand Association for Comparative Law, Vol. 17, 27-32 (2012)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 18 Nov 2016
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 0 (503,806)

Abstract:

Constitutional Law, Constitutional Design, Niue

35.

The Office of the Speaker and the Constitution of Niue: A Brief Comparative Analysis

Yearbook of the New Zealand Association for Comparative Law, Vol. 17, 33-44 (2012)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 18 Nov 2016
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 0 (516,910)

Abstract:

Constitutional Law, Niue, Government Procedure

36.

Constitutionalising the Senate: A Modest Democratic Proposal

McGill Law Journal, Vol. 60, No. 4, p. 599-622, 2015
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 17 Nov 2016
Joel I. Colón-Ríos and Allan Hutchinson
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law and York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
Downloads 0 (494,439)

Abstract:

Senate, Constitutional Order, Legislation

37.

Constitutionalism and Democracy in Latin America

New Zealand Association for Comparative Law Yearbook (2015)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 Nov 2016
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 0 (408,221)

Abstract:

Constitutional Law, Latin America, Democracy

38.

The Rights of Nature and the New Latin American Constitutionalism

New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law (2015)
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 17 Nov 2016
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 0 (453,788)

Abstract:

Sustainability, Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, Latin America

39.

Rousseau, Theorist of Constituent Power

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 25 May 2016 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2016
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 0 (221,648)

Abstract:

Rousseau, constituent power, representation, direct democracy, sovereignty, social contract

40.

Constituent Power, the Rights of Nature, and Universal Jurisdiction

McGill Law Journal, Vol. 60, No. 1, 2014
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 May 2016
Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 0 (417,898)

Abstract:

Universal Jurisdiction, Rights of Nature, Constituent Power, Self-Determination, State Sovereignty, Ecuador, Constitution of Ecuador, Sovereignty

41.

Public Participation in New Zealand's Regulatory Processes

"Public Participation in New Zealand’s Regulatory Processes" in Susy Frankel and Deborah Ryder (eds) Recalibrating Behaviour: Smarter Regulation in a Global World (LexisNexis, Wellington, 2013). ,
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 23 Sep 2015
Mark J. Bennett and Joel I. Colón-Ríos
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law and Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Downloads 0 (458,884)

Abstract:

Regulation, Participation, Public Participation, Democracy, Law, Electricity, Network, Environment