Should we consider civil society as a factor influencing the executive’s attitude towards the constitution? The essential goal of the study is to relate the matter of maturity or advancement of civil society to the compliance with constitutions by the executive. We apply numerous econometric tools to check whether the level of civil society in a state influences executive representatives’ obedience with the law placed at the highest rank in legal systems. Drawing upon the achievements in law & economics and constitutional economics, we consider in our model a variety of social and economic country features to fit the available literature on relationships between informal and formal institutions. We relate our conclusions on ties between politics and the law to previous findings covering the relevance of institutional and social surroundings for the shape of politics.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
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