Topics National vs subnational laws

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


Establishes which level of government has supremacy on certain legislative matters or in cases where their laws are in conflict.



Survey Questions

  • Which level of government has superior legal status in the case of conflict?