Topics Type of government envisioned

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


A description of the system of government that the constitution is intended to create. Could be a description of the structure of the state, or of the political system.


Principles and Symbols



Survey Questions

  • What does the constitution call the type of government that is envisioned?