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(p. 3) 1. Constitutions and Constitutional Law 

(p. 3) 1. Constitutions and Constitutional Law
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(p. 3) 1. Constitutions and Constitutional Law
Author(s):

Mark Elliott

and Robert Thomas

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198765899.003.0001

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This chapter examines the specific functions and characteristics of constitutions in general terms—thinking of what the constitutions of Western democratic countries are typically like—rather than with particular reference to the UK, and then considers how the UK’s constitutional arrangements measure up. This is followed by three case studies that illustrate how the different topics considered in this book relate to one another, and which also provide an overview of the type—and importance—of the issues with which public law is concerned.

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