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1848

1848  

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The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January, ...
Article III

Article III  

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The story of Article III, the judiciary article of the Constitution, is in many ways the story of American constitutionalism itself. The tale has a beginning but no end, and it is fraught with ...
constitutional democracy

constitutional democracy  

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The government of the United States is called a constitutional democracy. It is a democracy because the government is based on the consent of the people. Further, the government operates ...
constitutional law

constitutional law  

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One of the eleven core subjects a law student must pass to qualify as a candidate for admission to practise law. See Priestley eleven.Constitutional law is a public law ...
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The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

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2002
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Social sciences, Politics
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997 words

Limited government and the rule of law, as embodied in legal documents, institutions, and procedures, are the two essential elements

Constitutionalism

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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[This entry includes two subentries, an overview and a discussion of constitutionalism in East Asia. See also Legislatures

Constitutionalism

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Herman Belz

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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2005
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is a form of political thought and action that seeks to prevent tyranny and to guarantee the liberty and rights

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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2009
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Law, International Law
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This theory, originating within States and demanding the subjection of government to the terms of the constitution, has been extended

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

was the dominant political language or rhetoric during the reigns of George III and IV. At root it was a

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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244 words

relates to both the foundation and the regulation of governments. As a foundationalist doctrine, it finds expression in the constitutional

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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2009
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266 words

Constitutionalism, as political theory and practice, posits that the powers of government must be structured and limited by a binding

corresponding societies

corresponding societies  

The initial welcome for the French Revolution in Britain came largely from middle‐class and dissenting groups, but its ideas soon gained wider popularity through the spread of Painite radicalism, ...
Elizabeth Hamilton

Elizabeth Hamilton  

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(1756–1816),novelist: lives and writes in Edinburgh and Bath; d. and buried in Harrogate. Memoirs of Modern Philosophers 1800, The Cottagers of Glenburnie 1808.
Federalist

Federalist  

1 a member or supporter of the Federalist Party, an early political party in the United States that emphasized strong central government.2 one who advocates a political system in ...
Glorious Revolution

Glorious Revolution  

Title given to the revolution of 1688–9, which resulted in the ‘abdication’ of James II and the succession of William III and Mary II. Participants had differing objectives. Tories and Anglican ...
Henry Hunt

Henry Hunt  

(1773–1835)British political reformer. He advocated, among other things, full adult suffrage and secret ballots. An outstanding public speaker, in August 1819 he addressed the crowd at the great ...
History

History  

Among historians of ‘history’ the Romantic period is recognized as a kind of watershed. Such dates as 1830, 1790–1830, ‘the late eighteenth century’, or ‘the early nineteenth century’ have commonly ...
John Cartwright

John Cartwright  

(1740–1824),gentleman reformer. Towards the end of his long political career Cartwright began to be called ‘father of reform’, a title that well sums up his contribution to popular radicalism in this ...
judicial review

judicial review  

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1 The principal means by which the High Court exercises supervision over public authorities in accordance with the doctrine of * ultra vires. The power of the High Court to exercise judicial review ...
Leigh Hunt

Leigh Hunt  

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(1784–1859)Writer, publisher, and editor, born at Southgate, the son of a poor clergyman. Hunt received his schooling as a charity boy at Christ's Hospital. His first collection of poems ...

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