The Design Of A Constitution Of Any Country Has Impacts On Politics And Society

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The design of a constitution of any country has impacts on their politics and society. The impact that it has depends on say whether that country has a democratic regime or an authoritarian regime and how the institutions that are stated in the constitution are organised for example the government, the legislature, the electoral system and the party system and this piece of academic writing will demonstrate how.

How can one describe a constitution? 1) A constitution can be written or unwritten. Written constitutions are entrenched meaning that if something in the constitution needed to be amended, it would be difficult to do so. For example after the numerous gun incidents in America, majority of society has urged the gun laws to be changed however they are still the same. An unwritten constitution on the other hand is more flexible and can be changed if needed for example in the UK after the Dunblane gun massacre in Scotland, the gun law was pretty much immediately amended. 2) A constitution states the principles of a country, which everyone must accept and follow. 3) A constitution helps establish how that country is to be ruled or governed, and 4) a constitution sets out how different institutions are to be organised. Overall, a constitution is a necessity to a country because without one there would simply be chaos and anarchy. In addition, ‘as power tends to corrupt, we need to be protected from those in government, and this protection is provided by a constitution’…
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