Comparing the world’s constitutions by topic

Comparing the world’s constitutions by topic 16 October 2013

A new tool for constitutional design

Constitute is a new website for reading, searching, and comparing the world’s constitutions. Constitutions are critical to countries’ development. Outcomes, like democracy, economic performance and human rights protection, are all associated with the contents of countries’ constitutions. It is little wonder, then, that constitutions are often blamed for poor economic and political outcomes or that such outcomes commonly result in constitutional change. Constitute aims to improve constitutional design and awareness, in doing so, increase the likelihood that countries’ constitutions will facilitate development, rather than hinder it.

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