Tom Ginsburg's Comparative Constitutions Project Launches "Constitute" with Google Ideas
The site, developed by the Comparative Constitutions Project, with seed funding by Google Ideas, has digitized the constitutions of 160 countries, making them fully searchable. A user can browse the constitutions using nearly 350 curated tagged topics like religion, political parties, or civil and political rights; or simply search by year or country.
The idea behind the project was to make the world's constitutions easily available to people in countries drafting new constitutions, to give them a chance to see what others have done in the past. It also allows regular citizens to explore their own country's constitution...
The Comparative Constitutions Project (CCP) is directed by Zachary Elkins from the University of Texas, Tom Ginsburg, from the University of Chicago, and James Melton, from University College London. The Cline Center for Democracy at the University of Illinois cooperated with the project, which also supported by the National Science Foundation.