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Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Human Rights: A Critical Introduction 8th ed

ISBN13: 9780198804680
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198709039
Published: April 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £38.99

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Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights provides an introduction to public law which draws on developments in politics, the law and society to help the reader gain a fundamental appreciation of the law in its wider context.

In addition, it explores the latest ongoing debates around potential constitutional reforms and the author's stimulating style encourages critical analysis.

Online resources

This book is accompanied by the following online resources:-

  • a fully-integrated online casebook, with edited versions of leading cases and relevant legislation
  • a selection of mind-maps to help with revision
  • bonus chapters on the history of the EU
  • suggested tutorial outlines for lecturers

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Part I: Theoretical Principles
1: Defining the constitution?
2: Parliamentary sovereignty
3: The rule of law and the separation of powers
4: The Royal prerogative

Part II: The Institutions and Operation of National Government
5: The House of Commons
6: The House of Lords
7: The electoral system
8: Parliamentary privilege
9: Constitutional conventions

Part III: The Geographical Separation of Powers
10: Local government
11: Parliamentary sovereignty within the European Union
12: The governance of Scotland and Wales

Part IV: Administrative Law
13: Substantive grounds of judicial review
14: Procedural grounds of judicial review
15: Challenging governmental decisions: the process
16: Locus Standi

Part V: Human Rights
17: Human Rights I: traditional perspectives
18: Human Rights II: emergent principles
19: Human Rights III: new substantive grounds of review
20: Human Rights IV: the Human Rights Act 1998
21: Human Rights V: the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998
22: Human Rights VI: governmental powers of arrest and detention

Part VI: Conclusions
23: A revolution by due process of law? Leaving the European Union
24: Conclusion