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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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The English Judges: Their Role in the Changing Constitution

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ISBN13: 9781841132266
ISBN: 1841132268
Published: October 2002
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £40.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781841134956



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In this volume Robert Stevens looks at the English judiciary from an historical perspective with especial reference to its changing role in the 20th century. He examines contemporary debates about the position of the judges in the light of the possible future role of the judiciary in the constitution. The centrepiece of the book is a detailed study of the political influences on the judiciary and the influence the judiciary has had on politics in the 20th century. It concludes with a series of proposed reforms to ensure that the English judiciary will both maintain its strength but enhance its utility in the 21st century. It offers no simple-minded argument for separation of powers but analyses what is needed to clarify the balance of powers and to advance the debate about the role of an unelected judiciary in an increasingly democratic society.

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Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Contents:
1. Setting the Tone: The Act of Settlement and the Emergence of the Balance of Powers
2. 1900–1960: The Declining Role of the English Judiciary
3. The Gradual U-Turn
4. The Years of Conservative Government (1979-1997)
5. Jurisprudence or Politics
6. Balance of Powers: The Independence of Individual Judges
7. The Balance of Powers: The Judges as a Separate Branch of Government?
8. New Labour in Power
9. The Second Coming
10. The Future