Does the Process of Constitution-Making Matter?
Annual Review of Law and Social Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 5, 2009
23 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2011 Last revised: 11 Aug 2011
Date Written: February 1, 2009
This essay reviews the literature on constitution-drafting. In any given year, 5-10 constitutions will be produced; yet we have remarkably little empirical evidence of the impact of the design process on outcomes. This essay reports hypotheses on the effect of the constitution-making process on outcomes and surveys available evidence. It provides some new data, pointing toward further research in the area.
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By Andrew Arato