Topics Political theorists/figures

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


Reference to historical figures or political theorists. Usually mentioned in the preamble in the context of a particular political tradition.


Principles and Symbols

Survey Questions

  • Are there any political figures/theorists/philosophers mentioned in the Constitution?