Britain-Governance.Policy-making

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Britain Governance and Policy-making
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Constitution Form and antiquity No single unified and authoritative text
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British Constitution is combination of: Statutory Law Common Law Convention Authoritative interpretations
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Antiquity Hard to know exactly when conventions and acts of parliament with constitutional implications began. Bill of Rights: 1689 “We live in a modern world but inhabit a pre- modern, indeed ancient constitution.”
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Constitutional monarchies Spain, Belgium, and the Netherlands. However, in the above, the monarch is largely ceremonial. Britain: Crown and House of Lords (hereditary)get to participate in governing.
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State Organization Parliamentary sovereignty. Parliament can make or overturn an law. Only parliament can nullify or overturn its own legislation.
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Parliamentary Democracy PM is “answerable to House of Commons and may be dismissed by it.”
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Economic community in 1973 European law has force of law in UK. European court of Justice can resolve
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This note was uploaded on 10/29/2008 for the course CPO 2001 taught by Professor Kraus during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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