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Constitutions

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Department
Political Science
Course
POL101Y1
Professor
Jeffrey Kopstein
Semester
Fall

Description
October 4 Constitutions Great Britain Does not have a written constitution yet it is a democracy Unwritten constitution; history of continuity 1. Significant acts of parliament and documents 2. Custom i.e. An election is held every five years (it is not written in any constitution yet it is a recurring pattern) 3. Important interpretations of law Importance of common-law, judicial precedent and interpretation o The common-law is a system of interpretations that evolves throughout time Institutions are the product of evolution United States Written document Enumerated rights Rules of the game are clearly articulated These documents are a clear representation of human design Institutions are product of huma
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