Type of Constitutions - Government and Politics

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Codified and Uncodified.

Codified - A constitution in which all constitutional provisions are together within one legal document. This can sometimes be confused with a written constitution.

A codified constitution usually involves a level of 'higher law', a two-tier legal system where constitutional laws are entrenched and are much harder to amend or dismiss.

Uncodified - A constitution that is made up from rules that are found in a variety of sources, without a legal document. Sometimes confused with the term unwritten constitution.

An uncodified constitution is associated with single-tier legal systems. Constitutional issues…




Very good over-view for the constitution element of the government and politics course.