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THE ROLE OF THE MONARCHY

The formal way of describing the British gov't is to say that the UK has a parliamentary gov't under a
constitutional monarchy. Norton (1992) points out that this has resulted in the development of a whole
series of institutions whose relationships are governed by convention…

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despite the bad publicity, it is still a public the heredity principle is not acceptable in a
institution democratic society - people should gain positions
on merit not because they are born into a
particular family

the monarchy symbolises national unity and far from uniting the nation, the privileges enjoyed…

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