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The Scottish Parliament and law making
The Scottish Parliament and law making

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Week 2: Constitutional characteristics, the rule of law and Scotland


The UK’s constitution has undergone significant change in recent decades. In this week you will explore the role and function of a constitution, the constitutional arrangements of the UK and the rule of law. You then consider the implications of these for both the Scottish Parliament and Scotland.

By the end of this week you should be able to:

  • explain the UK’s constitutional arrangements
  • define the UK’s constitution
  • explain the principle of the rule of law.