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Constitution
set of principles that can unwritten or written. they establish rights of citizens
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4 principles of a constitution
1) Rights of Citizens 2) amending constitution 3)distribution of power in political system 4) Relationship between jurasdiction and political institutions
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Codified constitution
1) written in single document 2)can be related to 3) Less opportunity for elective dictatorship 4) common in most countries
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Uncodified constitution
1) Written down in multiple documents 2) no distinction between constitutional and other laws 3)Executive in UK can change constitution by changing or introducing act of parliament
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Reasons for codified
1) Reduce elective dictatorship 2) UK like other european models 3) 1997 ministerial code on what ministers can and can't do
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Reasons for uncodifed
1) Flexibility 2) system works well in UK 3) Unique 4) allows strong decisive action e.g. introduction of NHS
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1) Rights of Citizens 2) amending constitution 3)distribution of power in political system 4) Relationship between jurasdiction and political institutions

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4 principles of a constitution

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1) written in single document 2)can be related to 3) Less opportunity for elective dictatorship 4) common in most countries

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1) Written down in multiple documents 2) no distinction between constitutional and other laws 3)Executive in UK can change constitution by changing or introducing act of parliament

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1) Reduce elective dictatorship 2) UK like other european models 3) 1997 ministerial code on what ministers can and can't do

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