OhioLINK 25th Anniversary Assembly
With this poster, Dr. Miller explained her work to identify how provisions and concepts in state constitutions are related to one another and evolved over time and to understand how the provisions in these documents impact the work of state officials in the policymaking process.
Her goals: 1. Provide a “genealogical” mapping of state constitutional evolution that will allow the testing of path dependency and other theories of institutional development. 2. Create a series of scores that can be used to assess the extent to which a state government’s capacity to act in a specific policy area (e.g., Health, Education, Taxation, Gaming, etc.) is constrained by policy directives embedded in the state constitution.
Copyright © 2017, Nancy Martorano Miller
Miller, Nancy Martorano, "Evolutionary Paths and Confining Cages: The Genealogy of American State Constitutions" (2017). Political Science Faculty Publications. 106.