Topics First chamber reserved policy areas

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


Names specific areas of legislation that are a special concern for the first chamber. This may include sole authority to legislate in these areas.



Survey Questions

  • In regards to specific policy/substantive areas of legislation, are there any restrictions on, or special privileges reserved for, the first (or only) chamber of the legislature?