Jurisdicción constitucional y consolidación de la democracia
Constitutional Jurisdiction and Consolidation of Democracy
-----This article analyzes the relationship between constitutional jurisdiction and consolidation of democracy, highlighting first of all the multidimensionality of the factors that influence the consolidation of democracy and the relative importance of the constitutional court in this process; stating secondly the multidimensionality of the concepts of democracy and consolidation of democracy as well as the relevance reached by the constitutional jurisdiction within the different concepts; and thirdly, aiming at the reciprocal interrelationship between democracy and constitutional jurisdiction, emphasizing the political nature of such relationship. In all other respects, the question stressed in the thesis is, with respect to this relationship and detailing certain cases: ¿does context make a difference? Then, the focus shifts towards the role of the constitutional jurisdiction. First, it looks at the inalienable requirements that must be present and the conditions favorable to the promotion of the constitutional courts’ fulfillment of their roles, and secondly, it touches on some aspects of constitutional jurisdiction in search of its relevance regarding the consolidation of democracy. Finally, the circular characteristic of the relationship between constitutional jurisdiction and consolidation of democracy is affirmed, summarizing some of the assertions that have been made distinguishably throughout the study.