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About Zachary Elkins

Elkins' research focuses on issues of democracy, institutional reform, research methods, and national identity, with an emphasis on cases in Latin America. He is currently completing a book manuscript, Designed by Diffusion: Constitutional Reform in Developing Democracies, which examines the design and diffusion of democratic institutions, and recently completed The Endurance of National Constitutions, which explores the factors that lead to the survival of national constitutions. With Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago), Elkins co-directs both the Comparative Constitutions Project, a NSF-funded initiative to understand the causes and consequences of constitutional choices, and the website constitutionmaking.org, which provides resources and analysis for constitutional drafters in new democracies. Elkins earned his B.A. from Yale University, an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/site/zachelkinstexas

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Present Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin
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Department of Government
The University of Texas at Austin
1 Univerisity Station, A1800
Austin, TX 78712

p. (512) 232-7250


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Diffusion (5)

National Identity (3)

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