A constitution is stated fundamental organizing principles of an organization, notably those regarding governance. Constitutions may be stated in written documents and/or may be generally accepted practices.
The term often refers to the constitutions of countries. Such constitutions are often more difficult to legally change than ordinary laws. Regardless, they have often changed greatly over time.
More quick changes may occur after a revolution, with an old constitution simply being replaced with a new one.
- Islamization - Including demands that constitutions should be based on sharia.
- Political freedom - Some constitutions have as a goal to increase political freedom.