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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Public Law within Government: Sustaining the Art of the Possible

ISBN13: 9780230553026
Published: April 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £81.00

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Public Law within Government casts a spotlight on a vital but poorly understood feature of the political process: the functioning within government of the public law principles that condition government action.

Probing deep into the inner workings of an English local authority in the high political drama of the Thatcher years, yet also firmly anchored in the broad international common ground of public law and government structures, the book presents a fresh and compelling analysis of public law within government as an ever adapting process of ‘sustaining the art of the possible’.

Based on both public and internal sources, and informed by the author’s professional understanding as a government lawyer, this one-of-a-kind study is both readily accessible to new readers in the field and full of new insights for the specialist.

Local Government Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law
The Ultra Vires Rule: Its Substance and Significance
Out with the Old: The 1980 Budget
In with the New: The 1981 Budget
A Heightened Awareness: The 1982 Budget
Leftward, Ho: The 1983 Budget
Pressing Ahead: The 1984 Budget
Rate-Capped and Resistant: The 1985 Budget
Aftermath: The 1986 Budget
Victim of Circumstance: The 1987 Budget
'Policy-Capped': The 1988 Budget
Out with the Old, Again: The 1989 Budget and Beyond