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Summary table
Codified Un-codified
Rigid Flexible
Republican Monarchy
Presidential Parliamentary
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Principles compared
Principle UK USA
Sovereignty Parliament Popular
Justice Rule of law Rule of law
Government Unitary/devolved Federal
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UK institutional structure
· The UK is a unitary state but devolution has
eroded that concept since 1997
· The UK is said to be a parliamentary system but
the rise of party whips and presidential style
government has eroded parliaments power at the
expense of party leaders and Prime Ministers
· The E.U's supranational controls have further
eroded parliaments sovereignty
· The monarchy remains a convention but one that
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