Zachary Elkins is Associate Professor in the Department of Government at the Uni-versity of Texas at Austin. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Elkins’ research focuses on issues of democracy, institutional reform, research methods, and national identity, with an emphasis on cases in Latin America. He codirects both the Comparative Constitutions Project, an 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.
Most recent publications:
- Elkins, Zachary, Tim Ginsburg and James Melton (2009), The Endurance of National Constitutions, Cambridge University Press.
- Elkins, Zachary (2010), Diffusion and the Constitutionalization of Europe, in: Comparative Political Studies, 43, 8/9, 969-999.