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Constitutional Choices Turned into Simple In-Period Choices: A Power Relations Reading of the Chadian and Cameroonian Constitutions

  • Thomas Cedric EboutouEmail author
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Part of the Studies in Public Choice book series (SIPC, volume 32)

Abstract

In this study we apply a methodology proposed by Imbeau and Jacob to test the veil of ignorance hypothesis in the Chadian and Cameroonian cases.  In a first step, we present the context that led to the making of the Chadian and Cameroonian constitutions and in a second step, we analyze, in the light of that context, the uncertainty measures derived from a content analysis of those constitutions. Overall, our evidences are mixed: our uncertainty measures are sometimes found to be rather counterintuitive. We suggest that in cases where there are presumably legal writing styles and traditions, content analysis-based measures of uncertainty can be noisy. 

Keywords

Political Party Prime Minister Power Relation Presidential Election Political Parti 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HECUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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