The content of a constitution provides a blueprint for the operation of a state, guarantees rights and outlines mechanisms for their enforcement, as well as shapes the future of a nation.

The Practical Guide to Constitution Building provides an essential foundation for understanding constitutions and constitution building. Full of world examples of groundbreaking agreements and innovative provisions adopted during processes of constitutional change, the Guide offers a wide range of examples of how constitutions develop and how their development can establish and entrench democratic values.

Further reading: Markus Böckenförde, Nora Hedling, Winluck Wahiu: The Practical Guide to Constitution Building, 2011, The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA).

In Wikipedia: Constitution.