Chapter 5 : The UK government, the law and your role


Chapter contents

·         The development of British democracy

·         The British constitution

·         The government

·         The UK and international institutions

·         Respecting the law

·         Fundamental principles

·         Your role in the community

The UK is a parliamentary democracy with the monarch as head of state. This section will tell you about the different institutions which make up this democratic system and explain how you can play a part in the democratic process.


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