Bases for the Reform: A Constitution for Santa Fe

Bases for the reform: A constitution for Santa Fe is a participatory proposal of the government of the province of Santa Fe to reform the provincial constitution, with which it wants to revert the process starting from the citizen proposals and not from the political agreements as it is usually done. With this purpose, a digital platform was developed in which citizens could propose and debate ideas from 8 work axes. In the same way, during July and August of 2018 citizen consultations were made vis-a-vis in the towns and cities of the province. Both participatory dialogue exercises were implemented with a view to holding a popular consultation on June 16, 2019, by means of a direct, voluntary and non-binding vote. In this way, Santa Fe´s government wants to open the debate on the future of the province, providing spaces for citizens to participate actively in the process of constitutional reform.

Institutional design


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?

embedded in the constitution/legislation 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
citizens civil society  
democratic innovation yields a binding decision  


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


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

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation


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