TV News LIES

Friday, May 27th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest U.S. Constitution Loses Appeal With People Around the World

U.S. Constitution Loses Appeal With People Around the World

E-mail Print PDF

US ConstitutionIt has been suggested, with growing frequency, that the United States may be losing its influence over constitutionalism in other countries because it is increasingly out of sync with an evolving global consensus on issues of human rights.

Little is known in an empirical and systematic way, however, about the extent to which the U.S. Constitution influences the revision and adoption of formal constitutions in other countries.

In this Article, we show empirically that other countries have, in recent decades, become increasingly unlikely to model either the rights-related provisions or the basic structural provisions of their own constitutions upon those found in the U.S. Constitution.

Analysis of sixty years of comprehensive data on the content of the world’s constitutions reveals that there is a significant and growing generic component to global constitutionalism, in the form of a set of rights provisions that appear in nearly all formal constitutions. On the basis of this data, we are able to identify the world’s most and least generic constitutions. Our analysis also confirms, however, that the U.S. Constitution is increasingly far from the global mainstream.

The fact that the U.S. Constitution is not widely emulated raises the question of whether there is an alternative paradigm that constitutional drafters in other countries now employ as a model instead.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Austria’s Pistol-Packing, Immigrant Bashing Donald Trump Loses

Austia's far right candidate losesAustria narrowly averted what would have been one of the most dangerous electoral decisions since World...

Donald Trump’s Week of Playing with Financial Fire

TrumpMaybe, if he hasn’t already seen it, Donald Trump should get himself tickets to the Broadway...

Trump campaign admits it did not raise $6 million for veterans

Trump veteran's eventWhen Donald Trump skipped a GOP debate in January to host a fundraiser for veterans, he...

Beyoncé clothing range is made by 'sweat shop laborers on $6.17 a day'

Beyonce clothing rangeBeyoncé’s new range of women’s sportswear is made using sweat shop labourers who earn as little...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!