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Constitution of the United Kingdom Political philosophy Westminster system Government Law Senate of Kazakhstan Separation of powers Parliament of Singapore Australian Senate committees Government of Australia Govt
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Constitution of the United Kingdom Political philosophy Westminster system Government Law Senate of Kazakhstan Separation of powers Parliament of Singapore Australian Senate committees Government of Australia Govt
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relies on majority rule: govt should be formed by party/coalition that wins majority of votes/ majority of seats in Parliament; liberal democracy - protection of individual freedoms + minority rights 1. democratic govt - citizens participate in process of governing (vote = govt should be responsible to citizens’ desires), govt should be accountable for their actions = regular free, fair elections, free press, free speech, freedom for citizens to organise politically + form organisations/parties 2. protect liberty of indiv + rights - whatever the wishes of majority, inalienable human rights = limits on the power of govts Govt operates in rule of law + its actions must be authorised by law - judicial system is separate from govt + isn’t subject to direction from govt - all citizens are equal before law - strong private market economy - limitations o...
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