Constitutional Reform

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  • The Need For Constitutional Reform

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    The Need For Constitutional Reform No government in modern times has ever been elected with such a commitment to reforming the constitution as the Labour administration that won office in May 1997. Within months of its election, Scotland and Wales were on the road to devolution. Within a year, although in a very different context, the framework had been set for a devolved, power sharing government in Northern Ireland. A year after that the process was well under way for reform of the House

  • British Constitutional Reform

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    Constitutional reform is where changes to the form and content of the institutions of government and their legal relations both with each other and with the country's citizens have occurred. For example the Labour Party's 1997 manifesto contained numerous proposals on constitutional reform which subsequently became the subject of legislation. The areas examined by Labour included Devolution, Human Rights Act, electoral reform and reform of the House of Lords, to increase participation in the political

  • Campaign Finance Reform: Constitutional Amendment

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    pretense of free speech as provided by the first amendment. In order to prevent further dissemination to the balance of equality amongst the classes within the United States, it is imperative for Congress to start the implementation of a detailed Constitutional Amendment defining strict regulations regarding funding towards political campaigns, as well as a clear definition to the inherent differences between an individual and a corporate entity or “faction.” Reformation on the funding of political campaigns

  • From a Japanese Transplant to a British Imitation: A Text Analysis of Imperial Constitutional Outline and The Nineteen

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    I. An Overview of the Constitutional Practice in the late Qing Dynasty After the Hundred Days Reform and the Boxer Rebellion, the rule of the Qing Dynasty he¬aded by Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) was even more in jeopardy. Nationwide movements against the Qing Dynasty and the Manchu were rapidly escalating. Forced by the circumstances, Cixi made an abrupt change in attitude concerning constitutional reform - in 1901, she succes¬sively issued three imperial edicts in the name of the Qing government

  • refugees

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    The social reforms in Reza Shahs reign are a foundation, in the emergence of a modern society in Iran. Social reforms such as education, law, politics and secularist reforms have been researched and documented. Bharrier and Banani have researched this area of history extensively, and most modern historians such as Katouzian and Abrahamian still base their research on the works of these earlier historians and reference them heavily. The research conducted on this area of history has been based on

  • The Texas Constitution

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    The Texas Constitution: A look at the amendment process and constitutional reform in the 1970’s Article Seventeen, Section 1 of the Constitution of 1876 outlines the process for Constitutional Amendments (THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 17). Unlike the U.S. Constitution, which has two methods, Texas only has one method for Constitutional Change (Newell et al 54). In order for a proposed amendment to be considered, it first must be presented during a regular or special session of legislature (54)

  • khalil's isa

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    mostly focused on the dilemmas concerning more revolutionary cases than the case presented here. However, it is proposed here that studying the aftereffects of constitutional reforms in a non-revolutionary setting can offer valuable insights, as to how authoritarian practices persist in both cases. Attempts at meaningful institutional reforms are not as dramatic and contentious a process as that of revolutionary change. Yet, they are still quite complex, and often involve a lot of the same political

  • The Pros And Cons Of New Labour

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    The Labour Party had lost the previous four elections, had an identity crisis, and was plagued by party in-fighting. The party had a choice of continuing to represent the working class and not win elections, or reform in order to win elections. The party chose to rebrand to appeal to liberal voters as a whole including the working class. The original constitution for the Labour Party was written in 1918, and clause four defined the goals and values of the party

  • Introduction to Britishness

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    with equal control between the executive and legislative powers, a multi-party organization with proportional representation and corporatism based in groups, not individuals. The redistribution of powers, decentralization of government, constitutional reforms and coalition government makes the traditional Westminster model unfit to exist as the British political system.

  • Importance of Third Party Political Organizations in the US

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    has its own solutions for common debatable topics such as gun control, the Affordable Care Act, and immigration policies. On the other hand, there are also political parties such as Libertarian Party that have ideas on how to save the economy and reform social security. Third party political organizations are an important part of the United States government. One of the major issues that the Constitution Party is currently against is gun control. In order to support their disagreement with the policy