Constitutional democracy I

Civic Education S.S.S 3 First Term


Constitutional democracy I

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

1. Discuss the meaning of democracy

2. Identify the importance and problem of democracy


1. Meaning and type of constitutional democracy

2. Concept of constitutional democracy

Meaning of Constitutional Democracy

Constitutional democracy is the type of democracy whereby powers of the majority are exercised within a framework of constitutional design to guarantee the majority, the enjoyment of certain individual or collective rights. This means that the democratic principles are enhanced in the constitution of the land. In this type of democracy, how the people are to be governed is enshrined in the constitution of the country. Constitutional democracy is the type which operates from and according to the constitution of a state.

The constitution dictates the procedures, like periodic elections, the term of office of representatives of the people, their powers, the.... View More

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