The Design Of A Constitution Of Any Country Will Impact Politics And Society

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The design of a constitution of any country will impact 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, the party system and so on. This piece of academic writing will demonstrate how.

How can one describe a constitution? A constitution can be written or unwritten. Written constitutions are entrenched, meaning that if something in the constitution needs to be amended, it would be difficult to do so. For example after the gun incidents in America, some of society has urged the gun laws to be changed however they are still the same. An unwritten constitution in contrast is more flexible and can be changed if needed for example in the UK, gun laws have changed numerous times. Lastly it states the principles of a country, which everyone must accept and follow and it helps establish how that country is to be ruled or governed. 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’ (Heywood, 2011a p.167).
To show how the organisation of the government and legislature that is stated in the design of a constitution can impact the politics and society of a country,…
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