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SS1: GOVERNMENT - 2ND TERM

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  1. Types of Government Continues, Federal and Confederal Systems of Government | Week 1
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    2 Quizzes
  2. Forms of Government: Presidential System of Government | Week 2
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    1 Quiz
  3. Forms of Government: Parliamentary System of Government | Week 3
    6 Topics
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    2 Quizzes
  4. Structure and Organization of Government: Legislature | Week 4
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    1 Quiz
  5. Structure and Organization of Government: Executive Content | Week 5
    5 Topics
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  6. Structure and Organization of Government: Judiciary Content | Week 6
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    1 Quiz
  7. Basic Principles of Government: Political Participation and Political Apathy | Week 7
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  8. Basic Principles of Government: Rule of Law and Delegated Legislation | Week 8
    8 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  9. Basic Principles of Government: Centralization and Decentralization | Week 9
    4 Topics
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Merits of Delegated Legislation:

(i) Delegated Legislation saves time for the legislature as less important issues are non-legislative bodies.

(ii) It allows immediate action during emergencies, contingencies or unforeseen circumstances e.g natural disasters, terrorism, strikes etc.

(iii) It allows for expertise and technicality in law making as areas that are highly technical and scientific are left in the hands of experts.

(iv) It promotes speedy legislation as other non-legislative bodies join forces with the legislature to make laws.

(v) Delegated legislation also allows flexibility in lawmaking. Delegated legislation can easily be amended or even proscribed.

(vi) It makes it possible for laws to be experimented upon. The new law can be introduced, if they are not functional, they can be discarded.

(vii) It reduces the workload on the legislature. The legislature can concentrate on major issues and allow non-legislative bodies to concentrate on other items.

Demerits of Delegated Legislation:

(i) Delegated legislation is undemocratic as it allows those that are not part of the legislature to make such legislation.

(ii) It can lead to dictatorship, especially during emergency situations.

(iv) It negates the principle of separation of power as the non-legislative bodies that also make law can be the legislature or executive.

(v) It may limit the liberty of citizens in the state and be used to punish political opponents.

(vi) It violates the principles of rule of law as non-legislative bodies, not empowered by the constitution make laws.

(vii) The judiciary and legislature may not effectively check delegated legislation.

(viii) Delegated legislation may lack adequate consultation with the people.

(ix) It may also lack publicity. Many people may not be aware of its existence.

(x) There may be a possibility of backdating laws or retrospective laws.

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