Topics Outside professions of legislators

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


May bar legislators from engaging in other occupations during their term in office. Limitations might include prohibitions on holding some or all other public offices, or engaging in private business.



Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution require that legislators give up any other profession (i.e. work exclusively as legislators)?