What's New


Welcome to the new and improved Constitute! We have updated both the look and functionality of the site in a number of ways to provide users with a more seamless and meaningful experience. The new site provides greater access to Constitute’s underlying data and all of the rich insights that can be gained from them.


You’ll notice that all of the site’s core functionality is still available, but wrapped in a new look and with some new features added into the mix. The menu at the top right of every page provides easy access to each section of the site—constitutions, country data, topic data, and in-depth analyses in the form of data stories. We invite you to explore the new areas of the site, but if at any time you want to return to the main listing of constitutions, just click on the ‘Constitutions’ link in the top menu. This part of the site still has all of the same searching, filtering, comparing, and pinning options as the prior version (albeit now accessible via a new drop down menu).


The other options in the menu at the top of the site will take you to some new content, including our newly expanded country and topic pages, from which you can explore the data that underpins Constitute (download the full Comparative Constitutions Project dataset here). Want to learn about executive power in Turkey? Check out this page to discover how executive power has increased significantly in recent years. Or, if you’re interested in how the rules for amending constitutions—and many other constitutional topics—have changed over time, you can visit this page to learn more. Each page contains interactive visualizations to allow users to gain insight into trends within regions, changes over time, and much more. All of these pages were created to provide users with more direct access to the rich discoveries that can be gleaned from our collection of constitutional data.


The scholars behind the Comparative Constitutions Project have launched a set of “data stories,” which provide more context for particular topics or countries. For example, our analysis of executive power explores the extent to which constitutions across the world endow executives with the ability to make law. Check it out, along with other analyses, here.