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  • France and Great Birtain's Political Systems

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    France and Great Birtain's Political Systems INTRODUCTION I chose these two systems, which interest me for different reasons. The British system is one that has evolved over many centuries, with both small and large adjustments along the way to keep in on course. In contrast to this, the French model has changed dramatically on several occasions, and can rarely have been described as stable. However, in 1958 Charles de Gaulle made some brave changes to the constitution, which after being

  • Parliamentary Spvereighty Constitution in United Kingdom

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    one of the most significant factors of the Constitution of the United Kingdom, and makes the Parliament the most powerful legal force, who dominates themselves. It involves the legal relationship between the courts and the Parliament, and has remained a traditional value for many centuries, and its doctrine is what makes their system different from other widely held states. However, although the parliament has its strength, it also has some lack of power to control and amend those Acts of the European

  • Sources Of Law Case Study

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    In England and Wales, there are 4 different sources of law, namely: Statute law, common law, European Union law and European Convention on Human Rights. These sources are either internal sources of law, for example: Statute law and Common law, or external sources of law such as European Union law and European Convention on Human Right (Adams 2014, pp28-33). First, it is important to understand that the legal system in England and Wales, also called English Law, is a Common law system. It has to be

  • The Lisbon Treaty and its Consequences on the European Union Decision Making

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    On 13 December 2007, the European heads of government signed the Lisbon Treaty, which was designed to make the European Union (EU) “more democratic , more transparent and more efficient” (BBC) after twelve new members have been added in 2004 and 2007. Before the treaty could enter into force, it had to be ratified by all EU members. This essay will summarize the Lisbon Treaty and the governmental and democratic consequences it will have on the EU decision making. It intends to state that Europe

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    Recent Political Events have shown that Parliament is no longer completely sovereign. In the Uk Parliament is the ultimate law making body. According to A.V Dicey who gave a classic definition of the Parliament; ‘Under the English constitution right to make or unmake any law, Parliament will not be bound by a predecessor and no other bodies like the Courts can question the decisions made by the Parliament’ . Even before Dicey’s Parliament was considered to be an ultimate and superior body of the

  • The Need to Reform the Political System in 1815

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    system which was in place in 1815. This meant that people who had a seat in parliament were often the aristocracy or gentry in British society. There was no salary paid to MP’s and therefore only a few people could afford to enter the field of politics. From this quote we can infer that it refers to the needs of a change in organization for the British political system to work fairly for the benefit of the entire British nation in the future. In order to answer this question it is clear that there

  • The Impact of the Use of Proportional Systems in the UK

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    and improve democracy. It has long worked with on the whole beneficial results in the Republic of Ireland (as we have seen), a country which had previously shared at least a part of the British parliamentary tradition. The Additional Members System (AMS) came about in 1998 as so did the Scottish Parliament due to the 1998 referendum which led to the Devolution Act. In 1999 and 2003 the conservatives received 18 seats through the List vote under AMS, giving them a much fairer representation

  • UK's Government System

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    UK's Government System There are two main types of democracy. Direct democracy and representative democracy. Liberal and Participatory democracy are add ons of representative democracy. Britain is distinguished as being a representative democracy although this is not strictly the case. Direct democracy origioninated in ancient Greece 4000bc. The word democracy actually came from the Greek phrase ‘demos kratos’ which means ‘rule of the people’. Direct democracy is based on the right of

  • The Pros And Cons Of New Labour

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    However, New Labour had substance in regards to their stance on constitutional reform. As Mark Garnett and Philip Lynch point out in Exploring British Politics, the New Labour ideals covered four main areas of constitutional reform; rights, modernsation, democratization, and decentralization. Labour never regarded constitutional reform as important, but it became important after Thatcher and her

  • The European Union

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    the governments of the Member States (Council), the European Union (Commission), and the EU citizens (Parliament). The Council of Ministers is one of the most important decision-making bodies of the EU, deciding on those legislative measures to be taken at EU level, as opposed to domestic level (Europa, 2013). The Council is responsible for passing EU laws, often cooperating with the Parliament in doing so. It represents the interests of the Member States with regards to EU policy and legislation