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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Public Law 2nd ed isbn 9780199665181

Public Law

ISBN13: 9780199237104
New Edition ISBN: 9780199665181
Published: March 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Public Law is an advanced, high quality textbook that comprehensively covers the key topics found on undergraduate public law courses.

The book presents a sophisticated and accessible analysis of the law and institutions of public law, and places the legal issues within the wider socio-political context within which the consitution operates. Three key themes that permeate the content allow students to approach the subject in a structured and easy to understand way, and questions posed throughout the chapters give students the opportunity to provide answers that show how their knowledge has increased as the chapter progresses.

The key themes are:-

  • The significance of executive power in the contemporary constitution and the challenge of ensuring that those who wield it are held to account;
  • The shift in recent times from a political to a more legal constitution and the implications of this change;
  • The increasingly 'multi-layered' character of the British constitution.

Constitutional and Administrative Law
Part I: Introduction to Public Law
1: Constitutions & constitutional law
2: Constitutional themes and sources
Part II:The Constitution: Institutions and Principles
3: Separation of powers: an introduction
4: The executive
5: Parliament
6: The judiciary
7: Devolution & local government
8: The European Union
PART III: Good Governance - Scrutiny, Accountability, & Transparency
9: Good governance: an introduction
10: Parliamentary scrutiny of central government
11: Control of public expenditure
PART IV: Judicial Review
12: Introduction to judicial review
13: The grounds of judicial review
14: Judicial review: scope, procedures and remedies
15: The effectiveness and impact of judicial review
PART V: Administrative Justice
16: Ombudsmen and complaints
17: Tribunals
18: Inquiries
PART VI: Human Rights
19: Human Rights in the UK Constitution
20: Freedom of expression
21: Freedom of assembly;