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The Politics of the Common Law: Perspectives, Rights, Processes, Institutions 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9780415662369
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780415481533
Published: April 2013
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £39.99



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The Politics of the Common Law offers a critical introduction to the legal system of England and Wales. Unlike other conventional accounts, this revised and updated second edition presents a coherent argument, organised around the central claim that contemporary post colonial common law must be understood as an articulation of human rights and open justice.

The book examines the impact of the European Convention and European Union law on the structures and ideologies of the common law and engages with the politics of the rule of law. These themes are read into normative accounts of civil and criminal procedure that stress the importance of due process.

The final sections of the book address the reality of civil and criminal procedure in the light of recent civil unrest in the UK and the growing privatisation of public services. The book questions whether it is possible to find a balance between the requirements of economics and the demands of justice.

Subjects:
English Legal System
Contents:
Authors' acknowledgements
Publisher's acknowledgements

1. Introduction

Part I - The politics of the Common Law: perspectives, rights, processes, Institutions
2. Introduction

Part II - Procedural Fairness, the Rule of Law and Due Process
3. 'As a system...the common law is a thing merely imaginary'
4. Recording law's experience: features of the 'case'
5. The postcolonial, the visible and the invisible: the normal and the exceptional
6. Institutionalizing Judicial Decision Making: Public Reason and the Doctrine of Precedent
7. What We Talk About When We Talk About Common Law: The Practice of Precedent
8. The Mirror and the Dialogue: The Common Law, Strasbourg and Human Rights
9. The judicial practice of statutory interpretation
10. The Politics of the Judiciary Revisited: rights, democracy, law
11. Judges and Democracy
12. The Integrity of the Court: Judgment and the Prohibition on Bias
13. The Value of Participation: The Rights of the Defence, Equality of Arms and Access to Justice
14. Open Justice, Closed Procedures and Torture Evidence
15. Imagining Civil Justice
16. Imagining Criminal Justice
17. Conclusion