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Constitutional Monarchy

Nupur Singh and Elizabeth Goetz KTH B#2

Nupur Elizabeth

on 31 January 2013

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By: Elizabeth Goetz and Nupur Singh Constitutional Monarchy What is a
Monarchy? Bahrain Quiz Is a Form of government where a monarch is the head of the state, but is restricted by a constitution and does not have unlimited power
Capatalism, not Communism Pros Cons The head of state cannot make or pass legislation, and must remain politically neutral
Anyone can say the head of state is not following the Consitution
The head of state can not do anything crazy at any time
The monarch also has a parliament to help them The Constitution can NOT be changed at any time by the Monarch, only with the parliament
Not being able to raise taxes could make living harder
Head of state is not always elected by the people, but in a hereditary way "The Sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy such as ours, three rights--the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn. And a king of great sense and sagacity would want no others." - Walter Bagehot (British Businessman) Norway Executive Branch King = Shaikh Hamad bin la Al Khalifa
wide executive power
chief of state
head of the army
Prime Minister = Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa (King's uncle)
head of government Legislative Branch Parliamentary = National Assembly
Shura Council has 40 seats
Council of Representatives has 40 seats Judicial Branch made up of the High Civil Appeals Court (appointed by the king) along with other city, county, and state courts under it Legislative Branch practices a civil law system
run by parliamentary
marority rules (total of 150 representatives) Judicial Branch Constitution is the law
Supreme court
19 permanent judges and one chief justice
appointed by king with advice from the prime minister
Appellate courts
City/district courts
Concilation councils Executive Branch King = Harald V
limited executive power but mainly ceremonial
head of state
commander in chief of the army
Prime Minister = Jens Stoltenberg
head of government
resonsible for most executive powers answer How do the leaders get into Power? Usually, a leader comes into power by inheritance, making them a queen or king, and serving for life Effects of Government on Economy Companies and Privacy Fun Facts There are about 38 constitutional monarchies in the world
A Monarchy is the second most used government
A Constitutional Monarchy is the most common form of a Monarchy
Many governments who started out with an absolute monarchy turn towards a constitutional monarchy to have a set rule
The monarch has very LITTLE power, as the government does most the work Parliament The parliament is a group of people who can change the constitution and the laws
They are elected by the people, giving citizens a right too, something like a democracy
The Prime Minister is the representative for the parliament
Bahrain - all can be private
Norway -
big companies - major ownership role
small companies - state has large share of ownership What can the king/queen and prime minister do? Based on the Consitution of each country, the leader has different powers, but sometimes can
lead the army
elect a prime minister, and ministers Citizens vote for a prime minister to represent as their head of government, working with parliament The government has balanced powers, making the monarch simply a symbol of government Is Healthcare Provided? Is Education Provided? Constitutional
Monarchy's effects on Economy Every country has its own principles from their constitution, making all the effects on the economy different "Norway's Struggles with her King"
November 11, 1882 Bahrain provides education for all, they have one of the oldest public school systems ever invented Norway also provides education, and does not have a tuition fee for any institution including college. Bahrain allows its citizens to have free decent health care

Norway gives excellent health care, one of the best in the world What is the name of the group of people who help the monarch and can create changes to the constitution? The Parliament Can the queen decide to make new tax laws? No! What is a Pro of having a Constitutional Monarchy? Define a Constitutional Monarchy. Answers will vary. Who is Shaikh Hamad bin la Al Khalifa? King of Bahrain Who is the leader of Norway? King Harald V (5th) A Monarchy is the most common form of government in the world 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Second What is the most common form of a monarchy? A Constitutional Monarchy Norway dissagres with the king over Ministerial responsibility
the article describes how the government is working it out and will continue to succeed at working things like this out int the future
also a description of the government
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FA0D11F83F5910738DDDA80994D9415B8284F0D3 Bahrain - has a free market economy
businesses can make as much as they want
Norway - has an ownership place in all businesses
businesses can make as much as they want Bahrain - they have laws to keep all companies from hurting the economy/country

Norway - have laws to control businesses from hurting the economy/country and have an ownership in all businesses Answers will vary Can businesses make as much as they want?
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