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In this essay I will define the constitution, its main elements and its aim. Moreover I will explain the structure of the British constitution and its sources which are divided as legal rules and non legal rules. Then I will explain the constitutional con

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  • Submitted: 21/12/2011
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In this essay I will define the constitution, its main elements and its aim. Moreover I will explain the structure of the British constitution and its sources which are divided as legal rules and non legal rules. Then I will explain the constitutional conventions, their functions and their effects on the British constitutional arrangements. Finally I will conclude on whether "the use of constitutional conventions has enabled the UK to have workable constitutional arrangements despite having thoroughly outdated formal legal rule" or not.

A constitution is set of rules and principles in order to function and ensure order in society. A constitution can be described in a narrow and a wider sense. Bradley & Ewing described constitution in a narrow sense as 'a document having a special legal sanctity which sets out the framework and the principal functions of the organs of government within the state and declares the principles by which those organs must operate'.1 Bradley and Ewing also described constitution in wider sense as ' it is used to describe the whole system of government of a country, the collection of rules which establish and regulate or govern the government'.2 The main elements of the constitution

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