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  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Constitutional monarchs may also be the symbolic leaders of a nation's armed forces, and play a role in maintaining constitutional government in times of crises or change of administration.
As originally conceived, a constitutional monarch was quite a powerful figure, head of the executive branch even though his or her power was limited by the constitution and the elected parliament.
Hawaii was a constitutional monarchy from the unification of the smaller independent chiefdoms of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lānai, and the Hawaii (or the "Big Island") in 1810 until the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani in 1893 by conspirators from United States that threatened her that, should she not resign, her people would suffer greatly.
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  Constitutional monarchy - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A constitutional monarchy is a form of monarchical government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges a hereditary or elected monarch as head of state.
Modern constitutional monarchies usually implement the concept of trias politica or "separation of powers", where the monarch either is the head of the executive branch or simply has a ceremonial role.
Today, constitutional monarchy is almost always combined with representative democracy, and represents theories of sovereignty which places sovereignty in the hands of the people, and those that see a role for traditions in the theory of government.
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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Constitutional monarch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Most modern constitutional monarchies operate under a written fundamental or organic law known as a constitution, which strictly defines the roles possessed by the head of state, the executive, legislature and judiciary.
As well as the strict definitions, restrictions exist as to the manner by which these definitions may be changed, with constitutional amendments being passed either by plebiscite (also called referendum), by weighted majorities in parliament or by the voting through of an amendment by two successive parliaments, with a general election in between.
In a constitutional monarchy the post of the head of state is usually passed (by some form of primogeniture) within a royal family.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Constitutional monarch
Modern constitutional monarchies usually implement the concept of trias politica, and have the monarch as the (symbolic) head of the executive branch.
Today, constitutional monarchy is almost always combined with representative democracy, and represents theories of sovereignty which place sovereignty in the hands of the people, and those that see a role for tradition in the theory of government.
There have been monarchies which have coexisted with constitutions which were fascist (or quasi-fascist), as was the case in Italy, Japan and Spain, or those in which the government is run as a military dictatorship, as was the case in Thailand.
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 Belize encyclopedia : Cultural Information , Maps, Belize politics and officials, Belizen History. Travel to Belize
Modern constitutional monarchies usually implement the concept of trias politica or "separation of powers", where the monarch either is the head of the executive branch or simply has a ceremonial role.
In representative democracies that are constitutional monarchies, like the United Kingdom, the monarch may be regarded as the head of state but the prime minister, whose power derives directly or indirectly from elections, is head of government.
In many of these constitutions, the monarch or the representative of the Crown is regarded as an integral part of the executive and legislative branches of government, and that position is explicitly protected, at least in part, by the written constitution.
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 Constitutional monarchy information - Search.com
A constitutional monarchy is a form of monarchical government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state.
Modern constitutional monarchies usually implement the concept of trias politica or "separation of powers", where the monarch either is the head of the executive branch or simply has a ceremonial role.
Hawaii was a constitutional monarchy from the unification of the of the smaller independent chiefdoms of Oʻahu, Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and the Hawaiʻi (or the "Big Island") in 1810 until the overthrow of Queen Liliʻuokalani in 1893.
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 Hawaiian Kingdom - Political History
Denization was a constitutional prerogative of the Office of the Monarch, whereby, a foreigner may have all the rights and privileges of a Hawaiian subject, but is not required to relinquish his allegiance to his native country as is required under naturalization.
As a consequence to the passing of the late King, the Legislative Assembly readied itself to exercise the constitutional authority it possessed to elect, by ballot, a native Chief to be the Constitutional Monarch.
On January 14, 1893, in an attempt to counter the effects of the so-called constitution of 1887, Her Majesty Queen Lili'uokalani, drafted a new constitution that embodied the principles and wording of the Constitution of 1864.
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 Constitutional monarchy - Gurupedia
Modern constitutional monarchies usually implement the concept of trias politica, and have the monarch as the (symbolic) head of the executive branch.
Most modern constitutional monarchies operate under a written fundamental or organic law known as a constitution, which strictly defines the roles possessed by the head of state, the executive, legislature and judiciary.
In a constitutional monarchy the post of the head of state is usually passed (by some form of primogeniture) within a royal family.
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 Constitutional Monarchies
Canada is a constitutional monarchy and our head of state is Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
But the Canadian Constitution limits her powers in government and the Queen is generally considered a figurehead leader only.
The Monegasque monarch is head of state and may appoint a minister of state from a list of three candidates selected by the French government.
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 The Constitutional Dictionary - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
In the context of the Constitution, a Bill of Attainder is meant to mean a bill that has a negative effect on a single person or group (for example, a fine or term of imprisonment).
One of the concerns of the Framers was that the government prior to that under the Constitution was unable, by force or persuasion, to quell rebellion or quarrels amongst the states.
A title of nobility indicated that status, where a person was a king, queen, prince, princess, count, countess, duke, duchess, baron, or baroness; these titles were granted by the monarch at some point in the family history and passed from parent to child.
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 Constitutional monarchy - Wikinfo
A constitutional monarchy is a form of government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges a hereditary or elected monarch as a Head of state).
The concept of constitutional monarchy owes its origins to the absolute monarchies for the later middle ages, where governmental authority was exercised by the monarch and his (or in rare occasions her) government.
In a constitutional monarchy the post of the head of state is usually passed (by some form of primogeniture) within a royal family.
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 Constitutional monarchy Information
Modern constitutional monarchies usually implement the concept of trias politica or "separation of powers", where the monarch either is the head of the executive branch or simply has a ceremonial role.
In many of these constitutions, the monarch or the representative of the Crown is regarded as an integral part of the executive and legislative branches of government, and that position is explicitly protected, at least in part, by the written constitution.
Hawaii was a constitutional monarchy from the unification of the of the smaller independent chiefdoms of Oʻahu, Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and the Hawaiʻi (or the "Big Island") in 1810 until the overthrow of Queen Liliʻuokalani in 1893.
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 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Constitutional monarchs may also be the symbolic leaders of a nation's armed forces, and play a role in maintaining constitutional government in times of crises or change of administration.
As originally conceived, a constitutional monarch was quite a powerful figure, head of the executive branch even though his or her power was limited by the constitution and the elected parliament - comparable to the powers of the President of the United States except for being hereditary.
Hawaii was a constitutional monarchy from the unification of the smaller independent chiefdoms of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lānai, and the Hawaii (or the "Big Island") in 1810 until the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani in 1893 by conspirators from United States that threathen her that, should she not resign, her people would suffer greatly.
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 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Many monarchies are constituted by tradition or by codified law so that the monarch has little real political power, in others the monarch holds substantial power but is limited from exercising it by popular or precedental opinion, but in others the monarch holds substantial power.
In an absolute monarchy, the monarch has absolute power over every aspect of the state, if not of social life in general, and a constitution may be granted or withdrawn, while a constitutional monarch is subject to it as well as any citizen (though it may grant him such privileges as inviolability).
In constitutional monarchies the rule of succession is generally embodied in a law passed by a representative body, such as a parliament.
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 Editorial  The Telegraph - Weekly (Nepal)
However, this is not to prompt or instigate the Constitutional monarch to come to the rescue of the people with a big bang by intervening into the deteriorating scheme of things in the country.
What we wish were that the constitutional monarch should summon the leaders of the political parties at the earliest and initiate a meaningful dialogue in order to collectively find a solution to the country's present almost incurable ailments.
In the process, the constitutional monarch can also invite scholars of various shades and colors and keep himself abreast of their views from academic perspective regarding the state of the nation and her people.
www.nepalnews.com.np /contents/englishweekly/telegraph/2001/feb/feb14/editorial.htm   (1040 words)

  
 Iraqi Constitutional Monarchy
The Iraqi Constitutional Monarchy believes in fair competition among political groups and that free elections should be conducted in an atmosphere of stability.
A monarch preserves the symbolic past and is an important symbol to all various groups in an arena where they cannot threaten democracy.
An Iraq that is a constitutional monarchy with a presidential-parliamentary type of political regime and a legislature that is selected on the basis outlined offers the best hope for a stable democratic Iraq.
www.iraqcmm.org   (750 words)

  
 Constitutional Amendment to Allow Foreign-Born Citizens to be President   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But the essential premise of this constitutional provision is that there is some reason to distrust the complete patriotism of people who were born elsewhere, and I have not found that to be the case as a general rule.
The Constitution of the United States, indeed the entire founding of the United States of America, is one of those solitary miracles of human history, not unlike the operas of Mozart or the symphonies of Beethoven.
The constitutional provision that limits presidential eligibility to natural born citizens is a direct assault on this principle, and it should be amended to make all citizens eligible to be President.
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 Hawaiian Kingdom - Constitutional History - Civil & Penal Codes
The Monarch upon the advice of the Privy Council appoints the Nobles for a life term.
The Monarch is also represented by a Governor on each of the main islands of Hawai‘i, Maui, O‘ahu, and Kaua‘i.
The Constitution of the Hawaiian Kingdom is the organic law of the country and it is supplemented with the Civil and the Penal Codes.
www.hawaiiankingdom.org /constitutional-history.shtml   (626 words)

  
 John Pyke - Constitutional Alterations for a Real Republic
But a Constitution is different - it should not be beyond the wit of a group of politically-aware people to suggest a form of words to express ideas about the political structure of the State, purposes towards which government activity should be directed, or limits on government powers.
At present the Constitution is something that was enacted by the "Imperial" (United Kingdom) Parliament (though it was drafted by Australians and ratified by referendums in all of the colonies).
A Constitution for any democratic State ought to be written so that the majority of the sovereign People, and children who are not yet part of the voting body of the People, can read it and understand their system of government, and their place within that system, from it.
www.suncoast.com.au /real-republic/realrep.html   (3187 words)

  
 Uni.ca -- Modernizing Canada's Monarchical System
As the Constitutional Committee of the Canadian Bar Association (not a notably radical group) reported in 1978, "In our opinion, if we want to "promote across this country feelings of confidence, pride and a sense of belonging" the head of state should be a Canadian.
The British monarch should remain the titular head of the British Commonwealth of which Canada is a leading member, as it is of the Francophonie.
All the crown's prerogatives in Canada, both in the written Constitution and by convention, would be transferred to the Governor General, avoiding a debilitating debate over their definition.
www.uni.ca /Modernizing_canada.html   (2608 words)

  
 PunjabiLit: GOVERNMENT The Republic of India is a federal republic
The constitution also lists such principles of national policy as the duty of the government to secure equal pay for men and women, provision of free legal aid, and protection and improvement of the environment.
The role of president, modeled on the British constitutional monarch, is largely nominal and ceremonial.
A provision of the constitution that was intended to expire after ten years, but which has been consistently extended, allocates reserved seats to the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in proportion to their share of the population.
india.punjabilit.com /government.htm   (2805 words)

  
 Belgium Europe - Pictures, Sites and Maps
It has prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU.
Tensions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy.
Note: as a result of the 1993 constitutional revision that furthered devolution into a federal state, there are now three levels of government (federal, regional, and linguistic community) with a complex division of responsibilities.
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 Uni.ca -- White paper 2002 -- Monarchy
In Canada, we have both the British Monarch as head of state (represented in Canada by the Governor General) and the Prime Minister as head of government.
All of the Crown's prerogatives in Canada, both in the written Constitution and by convention, would be transferred to the Governor General, avoiding a debate over their definition.
It would be beneficial to have a relatively long term of office, in the range of eight years or so, renewable once for a period of up to another eight years.
www.uni.ca /whitepaper001.html   (714 words)

  
 IngentaConnect NO RUBBER STAMP: HEGELS CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCH
Perhaps one of the most controversial aspects of Hegel's Philosophy of Right for contemporary interpreters is its discussion of the constitutional monarch.
This is true despite the general agreement amongst virtually all interpreters that Hegel's monarch is no more powerful than modern constitutional monarchs and is an institution worthy of little attention or concern.
In part, Hegel's monarch is perhaps even more powerful than Hegel himself may have realized and I will demonstrate certain inconsistencies with some of his claims.
www.ingentaconnect.com /content/imp/hpt/2007/00000028/00000001/art00004   (213 words)

  
 NEPAL: 1990 Constitutional Monarch, 2005 King-Less Republic? | Asia Media Forum
In the face of huge pro-democracy demonstrations, King Birendra abandoned his absolute powers without any real struggle and agreed to be a constitutional monarch..
Though he could have called in the Royal Nepal Army whose loyalty to the monarchy was unquestioned, the king chose not to.
In a statement issued Feb. 1, the party criticised the king's seizure of power as ''a direct assault on the constitution'' which was promulgated after the 1990 pro-democracy movement.
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 Asia Times Online :: Southeast Asia news - Thailand's monarch riding high
As a constitutional monarch, Bhumibol plays no role in the day-to-day running of the country's governmental affairs.
And the monarch's not-so-veiled allusion to "young people who looked down on older people were actually inferior and incompetent" was widely perceived among the Bangkok intelligentsia as reference to the strained relations between the 57-year-old Thaksin and the palace that was cited by the military as one of its main justifications for the coup.
King Bhumibol had earlier lent his tacit support to the country's democratizing 1997 constitution, which through the establishment of new independent institutions was designed to wean the country from its over-reliance on royal wisdom to mediate between competing political-interest groups.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Southeast_Asia/HL06Ae01.html   (1129 words)

  
 In Defense of Prince Charles by Jørn K. Baltzersen
Walter Bagehot asserted that a "constitutional monarch" has the right to be consulted, to encourage, and to warn.
Suffice it to say that comparing a monarch with real powers with the expression of opinions by an heir to the throne in an emasculated monarchy, especially when they are made in a travel journal, only demonstrates lack of sense of proportions.
By the way, although the constitution has been changed quite a lot over the years by politicians — not unilaterally, but with the expectation that the monarch does not hinder the amendment process — it would perhaps be appropriate that the royals do a little amending on their own.
www.lewrockwell.com /baltzersen/baltzersen26.html   (1165 words)

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