Topics Prohibited political parties

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


Certain political parties, or parties with particular ideologies or characteristics, are prohibited. For example, some constitutions prohibit parties that are founded on a tribal or group identity.



Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution prohibit one or more political parties?
  • Which parties or types of parties does the constitution mention as prohibited parties?