The Cultural Evolution of National Constitutions

18 Nov 2017Daniel N. RockmoreChen FangNicholas J. FotiTom GinsburgDavid C. Krakauer

We explore how ideas from infectious disease and genetics can be used to uncover patterns of cultural inheritance and innovation in a corpus of 591 national constitutions spanning 1789 - 2008. Legal "Ideas" are encoded as "topics" - words statistically linked in documents - derived from topic modeling the corpus of constitutions... (read more)

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