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Parliament: Legislation and Accountability (eBook)

Edited by: Alexander Horne, Andrew Le Sueur

ISBN13: 9781509906444
Published: April 2016
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
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This collection of essays by leading academics, parliamentarians and parliamentary officials provides a critical assessment of the UK Parliament's two main constitutional roles – as a legislature and as the preeminent institution for calling government to account.

Both functions are undergoing change and facing new challenges. Part 1 (legislation) includes chapters on Parliament's emerging responsibilities for pre-legislative scrutiny of government bills and for evaluating proposed legislation against explicit constitutional standards.

The impact on legislation of the European Union, devolution in Scotland and the growing influence of the House of Lords are also examined. Part 2 (accountability) investigates how Parliament operates to scrutinise areas of executive action previously often shielded from effective parliamentary oversight, including: national security, war-making powers, European Union decision-making, and administrative justice.

There are also chapters on parliamentary reform, including analysis of the House of Commons 'Wright reforms' and the regulation of lobbyists.

The book will be of interest to anyone who is curious about how the law interacts with Parliament and is aimed at legal academics, practitioners and political scientists

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Civil Liberties, eBooks
1. Introduction Alexander Horne and Andrew Le Sueur

Part 1: Legislation
2. What is the Parliamentary Scrutiny of Legislation for? Sir Stephen Laws
3. Pre-legislative Scrutiny in Parliament Jessica Mulley and Helen Kinghorn
4. Parliament's Constitutional Standards Jack Simson Caird and Dawn Oliver
5. European Scrutiny Paul Hardy
6. Legislative Scrutiny in the House of Lords Philip Norton (Lord Norton of Louth)

Part 2: Accountability
7. Parliamentary Reform and the Accountability of Government to the House of Commons Richard Kelly and Lucinda Maer
8. The Regulation of Lobbyists Oonagh Gay
9. Robot Government: Automated Decision-Making and its Implications for Parliament Andrew Le Sueur
10. Parliament and National Security Alexander Horne and Clive Walker
11. Parliament and International Treaties Arabella Lang
12. Sovereignty, Privilege and the European Convention on Human Rights Alexander Horne and Helene Tyrrell
13. Euroscepticism and Parliamentary Sovereignty: The Lingering Shadows of Factortame and Thoburn Gavin Drewry

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Law in Politics, Politics in Law
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