The State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse
U.S. states where the people can use a state constitutional convention to bypass the legislature's gatekeeping power over constitutional amendment
Foreign Constitutional Conventions
For recent information on constitutional convention developments in other countries, see the LinkedIn Group, The Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse, also maintained by iSolon.org’s J.H. Snider. This group/website is for miscellaneous constitutional convention information that doesn’t fit on this website.
Note: This LinkedIn group replaces an earlier Facebook group, Constitutional Convention and Citizens Assembly Based Democratic Reform Facebook Group (2012-present) and Facebook page with the same title (2009-2012). The Facebook page replaced the Citizens Assembly News Digest, a newsletter sent via e-mail to scholars and practitioners. The Citizens Assembly News Digest, in turn, replaced the Citizens Assembly Blog, which during 2006 and 2007 covered citizen assemblies on electoral reform in British Columbia, Canada; Ontario, Canada; and the Netherlands; and a state legislative proposal for a citizens assembly in California.
Ranked Constitutions & Democracies
The 25 Best Governments In The World, World Atlas. Accessed February 21, 2017.
Constitution Rankings, Comparative Constitutions Project. Accessed February 21, 2017.
2010 Democracy Index, The Economist, 2010.
Constitutions of the world from the late 18th Century to the middle of the 19th Century, The Rise of Modern Constitutionalism–1776-1849. Note: many of the constitutions are not translated into English.
Codified Constitutions, Wikipedia.
The World’s Constitutions to Read, Search, and Compare, The Constitution Project.
Kim Lane Scheppele, Kim Lane, Perspectives on the Constitution: Constitutions Around the World, National Constitution Center. . Accessed February 21, 2017.