Topics Preamble

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


An introductory section which may or may not be considered an enforceable part of the constitution.


Special Sections

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution have an introduction or preamble?