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Welcome to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (MPECCoL) provides a high level of analytical coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context. MPECCoL articles address a focused range of topics that provide the best coverage of the essence, character, development, and history of constitutional law from a global perspective.


Democracy Collection

To celebrate the International Day of Democracy 2020 (15 September) explore our curated collection of Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law articles, Oxford Constitutions of the World articles, and book chapters covering key issues, jurisdictional perspectives and the essential terminology of Democracy. All content is free to read until 15 December 2020.

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November 26, 2020

MPECCoL November 2020 Update

For November 2020, 2 new articles have been added to Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, taking the total to 250.

November 26, 2020

MPECCoL November 2020 Update

For November 2020, 2 new articles have been added to Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, taking the total to 250.

November 3, 2020

MPECCoL October 2020 Update

For October 2020, 3 new articles have been added to Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, taking the total to 248.

November 3, 2020

MPECCoL October 2020 Update

For October 2020, 3 new articles have been added to Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, taking the total to 248.

Judicial Accountability

Emilio Meyer, Thomas Bustamante

Decentralization

Marta Portocarrero