(3) Purpose of a constition


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(3) Purpose of a constition
  1. Provides Legitimacy to those in power
    1. It can give the non demotic states appearance of legality
    2. Protect freedom
      1. They restrain the behaviour of those in office and define and limits of their powers.
      2. Encourage governmental stability
        1. They introduce a degree of order and predictability into government arrangements
        2. Draws attention to the Goals and values that characterise a particular state.
          1. a commitment to the rights of man
          2. Set out the relative spheres of influence of the central and regional tiers of government. In countries which have a federal system
            1. US. Each state will also have its own constitution
            2. Can help create a fresh start, especially after a war or defeated regime
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