Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Price: £99.95

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


The Codes of the Constitution


ISBN13: 9781849466813
Published: July 2016
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £60.00



Low stock.

Also available as
£49.99
+ £10.00 VAT

This book considers the growing tendency for the production of publicly available, official documents setting out key values and practices of the UK constitution.

The various texts considered include the Ministerial Code, the Cabinet Manual, the Civil Service Code, the Devolution Memorandum of Understanding, Core Tasks for Select Committees and the Guide to Judicial Conduct. The author discusses the historic development of this process of codification, and makes international comparisons. He considers the purpose and constitutional significance of these documents, taking into account how they are devised, and discussing the prospects for their use in judicial review.

It is noted that these codes deal in written form with issues previously handled in more amorphous fashion, or in texts not made public. Their present status is not always clear, and often they lack a statutory basis. In some instances they seek to encapsulate that which already exists; at other times to create anew.

The book then provides accounts of the content of the codes. It describes different features of the UK constitution as set out in these documents, including the Cabinet and Prime Minister, ministers and civil servants, Parliament, devolved institutions and local government and the judiciary. It considers codification specific to the coalition government formed in 2010.

The author places the provisions he identifies in their historical and constitutional context, and discusses their appropriateness and effectiveness. He asks what difference these various codes have made. The book concludes by assessing the extent to which these documents amount to a coherent whole; and considering prospects for the future. It makes proposals for improving the processes by which codes are created and implemented.

Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Contents:
1. Introduction

Part one: history and significance
2. The historical development of constitutional codes
3. International comparisons
4. Constitutional and theoretical issues

Part two: the codes
5. Overview of the main documents
6. Regulating the Cabinet and Prime Minister
7. Ministers and civil servants
8. Parliament
9. Devolution and local government
10. The judiciary
11. Codifying coalition
12. Conclusion: evaluation and future prospects

Series: Hart Studies in Constitutional Law

Essays on the History of Parliamentary Procedure: In Honour of Thomas Erskine May
Edited by: Paul Evans
ISBN 9781509900206
To be published January 2017
Hart Publishing
£80.00
The Codes of the Constitution (eBook) ISBN 9781509904105
Published July 2016
Hart Publishing
£49.99 + £10.00 VAT
(ePub)
Buy
Parliament: Legislation and Accountability ISBN 9781849467162
Published April 2016
Hart Publishing
£55.00
Parliament: Legislation and Accountability (eBook) ISBN 9781509906444
Published April 2016
Hart Publishing
£45.82 + £9.17 VAT
(ePub)
Buy
Law in Politics, Politics in Law
Edited by: David Feldman
ISBN 9781849469906
Published November 2015
Hart Publishing
£22.99
The House of Lords 1911-2011: A Century of Non-Reform ISBN 9781849466608
Published August 2014
Hart Publishing
£20.00
Law in Politics, Politics in Law
Edited by: David Feldman
ISBN 9781849464734
Published December 2013
Hart Publishing
£45.00
Law in Politics, Politics in Law (eBook)
Edited by: David Feldman
ISBN 9781782252832
Published December 2013
Hart Publishing
£37.49 + £7.50 VAT
(ePub)
Buy
The House of Lords 1911-2011: A Century of Non-Reform (eBook) ISBN 9781782250494
Published October 2012
Hart Publishing
£16.66 + £3.33 VAT
(ePub)
Buy
The House of Lords 1911-2011: A Century of Non-Reform ISBN 9781849462891
Published October 2012
Hart Publishing
£35.00
Parliaments and Human Rights ISBN 9781849461382

Hart Publishing
Publication Abandoned