Topics Motives for writing constitution

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


Frames the constitution in a particular context. Often a response to the country's recent history.


Principles and Symbols

Survey Questions

  • What motives, if any, does the constitution identify for writing the document?