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Public Law Textbook 4th ed

ISBN13: 9780414038189
Previous Edition ISBN: 0421780703
Published: August 2016
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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Public Law provides a clear explanation and analysis of constitutional and administrative law. Whilst Public Law covers all the major fundamental constitutional reforms we also outline the historical context of the subject, allowing you to see the inner workings of Public Law.

We also provide various features to open out the subject and detail further reading to provide you with an all-round resource for Public Law courses.


  • Provides coverage of the devolution arrangements, post the Scottish referendum;
  • Includes an analysis of the arguments in favour and against a codified UK Constitution;
  • Provides an analysis of the Localism Act 2011 and of the changing nature of local government;
  • Engages with human rights and the transformation of UK law in the light of the jurisprudence of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998;
  • Assesses the role of regulation and legitimacy of regulatory bodies since the privatization of utilities;
  • Provides an in-depth analysis of parliamentary and procedural reform at Westminster and assesses the standing of parliament in the aftermath of corruption scandals including the role of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009;
  • House of Lords reform is re-assessed in the light of past attempts at reform;
  • The potential impact of the Fixed-term Parliament Act 2011 is considered;
  • The role of judicial review is examined in the light of recent budgetary cuts and the current law and the procedural and substantive rules critically analysed;
  • Considers the adequacy of constitutional checks and systems of accountability over elected government, including the challenges of governments in coalition.