Topics Claim of executive independence

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Closely related to the idea of separation of powers, this is a constitutional guarantee of the independence of the executive.



Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution contain an explicit declaration regarding the independence of the central executive organ(s)?