Topics Advisory bodies to the head of state

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


In addition to a cabinet, other councils of high ranking officials may advise the head of state. This could include a privy council to a monarch, for example. Some advisory bodies may consult on specific topics, such as national security.




king; monarch; president; queen

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution specify a council or advisory group (other than the cabinet)? if so, what name is given to this body (enter name in comments)?