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  • “A written constitution, rather than gradual reform, is now essential for the UK to claim to be a modern democracy.”

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    “A written constitution, rather than gradual reform, is now essential for the UK to claim to be a modern democracy.” This essay will look at how a written constitution, according to some, would make Britain a modern democracy and it is therefore essential that the meaning of this phrase is fully understood before it can be explored in sufficient depth. A written constitution would outline the structures and powers of government in broad terms and the relationship between the different parts

  • The Arguments For and Against the Proposals to Reform the European Constitution

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    EU while others say it will fundamentally change the UK's independence and position in Europe. If the UK rejects the constitution it is thought that the UK will be pushed to the margins of the EU or even forced to leave it entirely, affecting British people economically and politically. On the other hand it is thought that the UK's independence will be secured and the government's accountability to its citizens secured. The impact will be less dramatic if referendums in other countries also

  • Oliver Cromwell

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    Oliver Cromwell Oliver Cromwell, a Puritan fundamentalist and undefeated commander of the "Ironsides", forever changed the history of England with, perhaps, what he did not do, rather than what he did do after the success of the insurrection he led against Charles. Though rather unsuccessful as a politician, Cromwell, single-handedly redefining the art of war and military strategy, proved to be one of the greatest military geniuses of all time. Despite the professionally trained forces that

  • The Famous Five and the Persons Case

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    (Alberta Online Encyclopedia, 2004). However, Robert Borden, the Prime Minister during that time, refused to appoint Murphy into the Senate as women weren’t “persons”. Two other prime ministers, Meighen and Mackenzie both promised to make changes to the British North American Act to include women as persons, but both failed to do so. Frustrated, Emily Murphy... ... middle of paper ... ...ugh the Persons Case gave women more rights, it still didn’t mean everyone was treated fairly. Some women were still

  • CPWD

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    world. Its cities and other infrastructural needs are increasing day-by-day manifold. It is imperative to keep tabs on its fast pace well and meet all such developmental demands. CPWD, as a premier government body, which came into being during the British colonial rule, and now working under the aegis of the Urban Development Ministry, Government of India, after independence, has immense responsibility to carry on, on its shoulder. Since the last more than fifteen decades, it has earned a good name

  • Environmental Policy of the European Union

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    own environmental policies. In other words, the main aim of the EU was to become a global leader in advancing this field. Thus, in 1980s there was an increasing wave of environmentalism, with inclusion of “green” parties to the empowered European Parliament (Hey 2005, 22), along with increased interest in completion of the single market agenda in Europe (Yesilada and Wood 2010, 43). Thus, enhancing similar environmental standards, increased public access on the agenda-setting process in the EU institutions

  • ‘How has being a member of the EU affected British government and policies?’

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    member before reluctantly joining, there seems to be a level of distrust of the European policies. I will explore this distrust within this essay. This essay will also give an insight into the history of Britain, the EU and identify any changes in British government’s policies since becoming a member. For many people in Britain, the EU remains an unwelcoming aspect of their lives, this reflects on a dislike to ‘all things European.’ Mannin states “The European Union (EU) is a unique partnership in

  • Impact of the Proposed Devolution for Scotland

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    exercised by Parliament. Scotland is to have its own parliament, while still remaining part of the United Kingdom. A referendum held in September 1997 endorsed the Scottish parliament by a substantial majority; 78% voted for a separate assembly, although the turnout was only 62% of the electorate. Now that the legislation has passed through Parliament, it will be introduced as soon as possible. Elections for 129 Members will be held in early 1999. It is expected that the parliament, which will

  • Scottish Separatist Movement - Yes Scotland vs. Better Together

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    There is no real single entity that can be identified as a singular “Scottish separatist movement”, but rather, there are smaller groups which could be put together under that banner of separatism. In fact, those groups could be on the verge of victory this year, as Scotland prepares for its most important referendum in its history - asking the simple, yet loaded question: “should Scotland be an independent country?” But, before that day comes, we should look at the means for why Scotland should

  • A Steady Retreat from Democracy and a Growing Involvement in the European Union

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    A Steady Retreat from Democracy and a Growing Involvement in the European Union Heywood (2002) defines the ‘European idea’ as the belief that Europe ‘constitutes a single political community’ with shared objectives and difficulties despite its historical, linguistic and cultural differences. In the 20th century the European community essentially concerned itself with defence, peace keeping, and economic progress partly in response to the devastation caused by the Second World War. However