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constitutional monarchy

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Law.

This is a term used to describe the link between democratically elected elements of government and the monarch as a symbol and head of state and as a link with ...

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Indigenous Rights Movement

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Human Rights and Immigration.

The struggle for human rights in Mesoamerica continues on many fronts. In Guatemala in the aftermath of guerrilla war, indigenous intellectuals promote an ethnic nationalist movement to...

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peace, order and good government

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Law.

A phrase often used by the British Imperial Parliament to confer unlimited legislative power on colonial parliaments (e.g. the Australian colonies, later states). The power of a parliament...

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representative government

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Law.

Generally interpreted to refer to a form of government where a legislature with significant decision‐making powers is freely elected. It is also sometimes argued that representatives should...

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responsible government

Overview page. Subjects: Law — History of the Americas.

Defined in A. H. Birch's Representative and Responsible Government in terms of a government that is responsive to public opinion, that pursues policies that are prudent and mutually...

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