What is a constitution and the development of the UK constitution


What Is A Constitution 

  • Number of functions of a consitution:
  • Detirmine how political power should be distributed within the state, Unitary system in UK or a federal one in the US
  • Make rules of how political process works, reations between branches and rules on how they operate
  • Also places limits on the government, UK actually places no limits on government, wheras US  has many limits
  • Asserts rights of citizens over the state (Human Rights act 1999)
  • Establish how to become a citizen of the country
  • Also sets out how constitution can be amended, in UK just needs a parliamentry statute whereas in


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