Constitutional Monarchy

… a core term in Governance and Institutions and Atlas100


Encyclopaedia Britannica defines constitutional monarchy as a system of government in which a monarch shares power with a constitutionally organized government, and that:

“The monarch may be the de facto head of state or a purely ceremonial leader. The constitution allocates the rest of the government’s power to the legislature and judiciary. Britain became a constitutional monarchy under the Whigs; other constitutional monarchies include Belgium, Cambodia, Jordan, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Thailand.”

Atlas topic, subject, and course

Constitutional Framework (core topic) in Governance and Institutions and Atlas100 Governance and Institutions.


Encyclopaedia Britannica, Constitutional monarchy, at, accessed 15 August 2016.

Wikipedia, Republic, at, accessed 15 August 2016.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 15 August 2016.