Zachary Elkins

University of Texas, Austin

Associate Professor

158 W. 21st St. Stop A1800

Austin, TX 78712

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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“  These days I'm focused on a series of projects related to national constitutions, but distracted (pleasantly) by a wide range of other questions.  ”

Scholarly Papers (26)

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Citation 4

The Endurance of National Constitutions

Cambridge University Press, 2009, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 511
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 18 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2010
Tom Ginsburg, James Melton and Zachary Elkins
University of Chicago Law School, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 1,295 (29,242)

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constitutions, comparative law

The Endurance of National Constitutions

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Dec 2012
Tom Ginsburg, Zachary Elkins and James Melton
University of Chicago Law School, University of Texas, Austin and Central Michigan University - College of Business Administration
Downloads 310 (181,409)
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Does the Process of Constitution-Making Matter?

Annual Review of Law and Social Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 5, 2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2011
Tom Ginsburg, Zachary Elkins and Justin Blount
University of Chicago Law School, University of Texas, Austin and University of Illinois at Chicago
Downloads 1,523 (22,980)
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Does the Process of Constitution-Making Matter?

Posted: 04 Jun 2010
Tom Ginsburg, Zachary Elkins and Justin Blount
University of Chicago Law School, University of Texas, Austin and University of Illinois at Chicago

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Competing for Capital: The Diffusion of Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1960-2000

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Aug 2004
Zachary Elkins, Andrew T. Guzman and Beth A. Simmons
University of Texas, Austin, USC Gould School of Law and University of Pennsylvania
Downloads 944 (46,663)
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Bilateral investment treaties, investment, FDI, diffusion

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Latin American Presidentialism in Comparative and Historical Perspective

Texas Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 7, 2011, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 361
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2011
Jose Antonio Cheibub, Zachary Elkins and Tom Ginsburg
Texas A&M University, University of Texas, Austin and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 732 (65,980)
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constitutional law, presidencies, legal origins

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On the Evasion of Executive Term Limits

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 52, p. 1807, 2011, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 328
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 29 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 16 May 2011
Tom Ginsburg, James Melton and Zachary Elkins
University of Chicago Law School, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 660 (75,316)
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Competing for Capital: The Diffusion of Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1960-2000

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming, U. of St. Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2007-21
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Jul 2007
Beth A. Simmons, Zachary Elkins and Andrew T. Guzman
University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas, Austin and USC Gould School of Law
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Competing for Capital: The Diffusion of Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1960-2000

International Organization, Vol. 60, No. 4, pg. 811-846, October 2006
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Mar 2010
Beth A. Simmons, Andrew T. Guzman and Zachary Elkins
University of Pennsylvania, USC Gould School of Law and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 253 (223,656)
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capital, diffusion, bilateral investment treaties

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Transparency in Qualitative Research: An Overview of Key Findings and Recommendations (Introduction to Working Paper Series: Qualitative Transparency Deliberations, Working Group Final Reports)

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2020
University of British Columbia (UBC), Technische Universität München (TUM) - School of Governance - Hochschule für Politik, Northwestern University, UC Berkeley, Brandeis University, Georgetown University - Department of Government, University of Louisville, Middlebury College, University of Texas, Austin, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Columbia University - Department of Political Science, University of Missouri, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick/Piscataway, University of Connecticut, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science, New York University (NYU), University of Montreal, University of New Mexico, Villanova University - Department of Political Science, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Virginia Tech, Indiana University - Department of Political Science, City University of New York (CUNY) - Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, Vassar College, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science, George Washington University, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Oregon, Northwestern University, Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science, Students, Temple University - Department of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University, Cornell University - Department of Government, University of Toronto, Central European University (CEU), Hunter College, University of Sheffield, University of Wisconsin - Madison, American University - School of Public Affairs, Temple University, City College of New York, Division of Politics, Administration and JusticeCalifornia State University, Fullerton, Stockholm University - Department of Political Science, Colgate University, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers University, Newark, Utrecht University School of Governance, University of Chicago, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Yale University and Princeton University
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qualitative methods, research transparency, research ethics, deliberation

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Getting to Rights: Treaty Ratification, Constitutional Convergence, and Human Rights Practice

Harvard International Law Journal, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2013, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 434
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 22 Jul 2013
Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and Beth A. Simmons
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and University of Pennsylvania
Downloads 600 (84,806)
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On the Interpretability of Law: Lessons from the Decoding of National Constitutions

British Journal of Political Science, FirstViewArticle, December 2012, University of Chicago Institute for Law & Economics Olin Research Paper No. 624
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Dec 2012
James Melton, Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and Kalev Leetaru
University College London - School of Public Policy, University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and University of Illinois
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Beyond Presidentialism and Parliamentarism

British Journal of Political Science, Forthcoming, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 668, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 450
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 11 Dec 2013
Jose Antonio Cheibub, Zachary Elkins and Tom Ginsburg
Texas A&M University, University of Texas, Austin and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 432 (126,678)
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Commitment and Diffusion: How and Why National Constitutions Incorporate International Law

University of Illinois Law Review, No. 1, 2008, U. of St. Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2007-07
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Jul 2007
Svitlana Chernykh, Tom Ginsburg and Zachary Elkins
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Political Science, University of Chicago Law School and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 430 (127,372)
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Imagining a World Without the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 22 Jul 2014
Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and University College London - School of Public Policy
Downloads 421 (130,468)
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Which Constitutional Provisions are Most Important?

Number of pages: 47
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, Harvard Law School, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, University of Chicago - Law School, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - UNSW Law & Justice, University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School, University of Toronto, Florida State University - College of Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Georgetown University Law Center and University of Virginia School of Law
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Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Studies, Expert Survey

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Baghdad, Tokyo, Kabul,...: Constitution Making in Occupied States

William & Mary Law Review, Forthcoming, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 07-07
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Oct 2007
Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 331 (170,406)
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The Citizen as Founder: Public Participation in Constitutional Approval

Temple Law Review, Vol. 81, 2008
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2011
Tom Ginsburg, Zachary Elkins and Justin Blount
University of Chicago Law School, University of Texas, Austin and University of Illinois at Chicago
Downloads 323 (175,548)
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Ancillary Powers of Constitutional Courts

Texas Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 7, 2009
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 17 Dec 2012
Tom Ginsburg and Zachary Elkins
University of Chicago Law School and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 226 (250,875)

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Content Analysis, Non-Automated

American Political Science Association Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Qualitative Transparency Deliberations, Working Group Final Reports, Report III.5 (2018)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 15 Feb 2019
University of Texas, Austin, Division of Politics, Administration and JusticeCalifornia State University, Fullerton and Stockholm University - Department of Political Science
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qualitative methods, research transparency, content analysis, coding, inter-coder reliability, Qualitative Transparency Deliberations

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Militant Democracy and the Pre-emptive Constitution: From Party Bans to Hardened Term Limits

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Mar 2021
Zachary Elkins
University of Texas, Austin
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militant democracy, constitutions, crisis, parties, term limits

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Are Patriots Bigots? An Inquiry into the Vices of In-Group Pride

American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 47, pp. 171-188, 2003
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 31 Aug 2011
Zachary Elkins and Rui J.P. de Figueiredo
University of Texas, Austin and University of California, Berkeley - Business & Public Policy Group
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On Waves, Clusters, and Diffusion: A Conceptual Framework

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, No. 598, pp. 33-51, March 2005
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Dec 2009
Beth A. Simmons and Zachary Elkins
University of Pennsylvania and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 100 (489,424)
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political reform, economic reform, diffusion

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Constitute: The World's Constitutions to Read, Search, and Compare

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 24 Jun 2018
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School, University College London - School of Public Policy, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Computer Science and University of Texas at Austin - Department of Computer Science
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Constitution, Search, RDB2RDF, Direct Mapping, R2RML, Ontology

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Diffusion and the Constitutionalization of Europe

Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 43, No. 8, p. 969, 2010
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Mar 2012
Zachary Elkins
University of Texas, Austin
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democracy, democratization, diffusion, constitutional design, Europe

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Military Occupations and Their Constitutional Residue

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 27 Aug 2014
Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and Central Michigan University - College of Business Administration
Downloads 63 (640,839)
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military, military history, constitutional law, law

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Summary: Non-Automated Content Analysis

American Political Science Association Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Qualitative Transparency Deliberations, Working Group Final Reports, Report III.5S (2018)
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 15 Feb 2019
University of Texas, Austin, Division of Politics, Administration and JusticeCalifornia State University, Fullerton and Stockholm University - Department of Political Science
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qualitative methods, research transparency, content analysis, coding, inter-coder reliability, Qualitative Transparency Deliberations

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Comments on Law and Versteeg's 'The Declining Influence of the United States Constitution'

New York University Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 762, 2012
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 27 Aug 2014
Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and University College London - School of Public Policy
Downloads 54 (689,978)
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constitution, american, review

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What Can We Learn from Written Constitutions?

Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 24, pp. 321-343, 2021
Posted: 22 Jun 2021
Zachary Elkins and Tom Ginsburg
University of Texas, Austin and University of Chicago Law School

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