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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Law in Context: British Government and the Constitution: Text and Materials 7th ed isbn 9780521185110

Law in Context: British Government and the Constitution: Text and Materials 6th ed


ISBN13: 9780521690294
New Edition ISBN: 9780521185110
Previous Edition ISBN: 0521606454
Published: May 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



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The first five editions of this well established book were written by Colin Turpin. This new edition has been prepared jointly by Colin Turpin and Adam Tomkins. This edition sees a major restructuring of the material, as well as a complete updating.

New developments such as the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 and recent case law concerning the sovereignty of Parliament, the Human Rights Act, counter-terrorism and protests against the Iraq War, among other matters, are extracted and analysed. While it includes extensive material and commentary on contemporary constitutional reform, Turpin and Tomkins is a book that covers the historical traditions and the continuity of the British constitution as well as the current tide of change.

All the chapters contain detailed suggestions for further reading. Designed principally for law students the book includes substantial extracts from parliamentary and other political sources, as well as from legislation and case law. As such it is essential reading also for politics and government students. Much of the material has been reworked and with its fresh design the book provides a detailed yet accessible account of the British constitution at a fascinating moment in its ongoing development.

  • Extensively restructured new edition covers all aspects of the undergraduate Public Law course
  • New text design presents the comprehensive text, case law, legislation and readings in a clear, accessible format
  • Two leading scholars in the field, taking a 'law in context' approach, explore challenging material in an engaging style, emphasising its relevance to the student

Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Contents:
Part I. Constitution, State and Beyond:
1. The British constitutional order
2. The ideas of the constitution
3. Constitutional sources
4. Devolution and the structure of the United Kingdom
5. The European dimensions
Part II. Government:
6. Crown and government
7. The powers of government
Part III. Accountability:
8. Parties, groups and the people
9. Parliament and the responsibility of government
10. The courts: judicial review and liability
Part IV. Liberty:
11. Liberty and the Constitution.