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    During the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century, two diverse constitutional revolutions occurred in the Middle East. Constitutionalism refers to parliamentary representation, constitutional government reform, and a method to challenge the absolute power of the monarch. This also includes the separation of powers or check and balances. The insurgency in the Ottoman Empire and Qajar Iran possessed various similarities and differences. Despite their questionable success, two constitutional revolutions altered the political sphere in the Middle East. Several aspects caused the constitutional revolution in the Ottoman Empire and Qajar Iran. One external cause is the global economic crisis, which affected both the Ottoman Empire…

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    Liberal Absolutism, Liberal Constitutionalism, and the American Presidency The objective of this paper is to firstly, compare and contrast the Hobbesian notion of liberal absolutism with Lockean liberal constitutionalism and secondly, elucidate how these similarities and differences impact the American presidency. I will begin by explicating liberal absolutism and liberal constitutionalism and then proceed to articulate their points of similarity and difference. I will the iterate how the…

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    This essay aims to briefly discuss the idea that - though the theory of Constitutionalism qualifies and limits democracy, it is not incompatible with democracy, as a Constitution derives its authority from the People who are sovereign. This essay discusses this idea in the light of democratic theory and in relation to the constitutional development of the United States of America. In doing so, this essay briefly discusses the concepts of ‘Democracy’ and ‘Constitutionalism’ and highlights the…

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    Based off the book The Nine by Jeffery Toobin there are many views of constitutionalism presented to the reader. Constitutionalism is a complex of ideas, attitudes, and patterns of behavior elaborating the principle that the authority of government derives from and is limited by a body of fundamental law. There are five main principles that constitutionalism is derived from, those principles are: Separation of Powers/ Checks and Balances, Federalism, Stare Decisis, Judicial Philosophy and…

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    The 18th century was a time of change and reform for Americans. Having gained newfound independence from Great Britain, they now faced the task of coming up with an efficient way to govern themselves. After a long process, both the Constitution, and eventually the Bill of Rights, both emerged and both which are still the governing documents of America today. In Jack Rakove’s book, Declaring Rights, he states that “how Americans thought about bills of rights was a function of how they thought…

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    However, there was a clear consensus of what government ought and ought not to be. Most of the individual colonists drew their understanding of constitution from the English constitution as described in Herman Belz’s Constitutionalism and the American Founding. Belz quotes Lord Bolingbroke, “by constitution we mean… that assemblage of laws, institutions and customs, derived from certain fixed principles of reason, directed to certain fixed objects of public good, that compose the general system…

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    emphasized the link between environmental and human rights. They also explained how public pressure can affect environmental issues in a positive way. This link between environmental and human rights was expressed in the first two lectures, “Environmental Constitutionalism” and “The Fall 2016 CESD Report”. Both lectures spoke of the need for public control of our precious natural resources by exploring the downsides of private/corporate control (exploitation for immense profit). They showed…

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    ID Number: 160026059 Tutorial Name and Code: Moral and Political Controversies PY1011 Tutor Name: Ravi Thakral Essay Question: Mill might object to Waldron’s anti-constitutionalism by saying that it increases the likelihood of a tyranny of the majority. Construct an objection along these lines on Mill’s behalf and discuss whether it successfully undermines Waldron’s position. Essay Title: A Sufficient, Mill-inspired response to Waldron’s Anti Constitutionalism I hereby declare that the…

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    It sparked new radical beliefs in constitutionalism and individual rights as a result of the French monarchial structure crumbling. Although the ideals of constitutionalism and individual rights were already present as seen in the American revolution a decade earlier, the impact of the French revolution was the through the creation of the middle class and nationalism in European society. Unlike other revolutions at the time, the French revolution was ignited due to the collapse of the French…

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    to the people. More so, the main concept of “modern democracy” is composed of three main parts: democracy, constitutionalism, and liberalism. In order for there to be a true democracy, these three must exist. Typically, democracy is ruled by the people through elections, and other forms of political participation. An in depth explanation of “Democracy” is defined through popular sovereignty. Popular sovereignty is the concept that people are the primary authority of the land. This is a…

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