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Constitutional and Administrative Law 3rd ed isbn 9781009158503

Constitutional and Administrative Law 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781292144252
New Edition ISBN: 9781009158503
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781408204184
Published: June 2018
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

In Constitutional and Administrative Law, the authors draw upon their extensive teaching and research experience to provide a contemporary and engaging account of the key topics which make up a typical Constitutional & Administrative or Public Law syllabus. Controversial issues and academic debates are also highlighted throughout making this the ideal textbook for anyone requiring a strong understanding of both the black letter principles and the wider socio-political context in which the constitutional arrangements of the UK have developed.

Fully updated with all the latest constitutional and legal developments in this area, this second edition contains:

  • A dedicated chapter on 'Political Freedoms and Democratic Participation' which offers expanded coverage of important civil liberties, including freedom of expression and the right to vote.
  • A new section providing an overview of police powers.
  • Extensive coverage of the implications of the Brexit referendum decision, including the European Union (Withdrawal Bill) 2017 and the ongoing exit negotiations.
  • Discussion of the implications of the 2017 general election and proposed changes to the Westminster parliamentary constituency boundaries.
  • An outline of the Strathclyde proposals on the powers of the House of Lords.
  • Discussion of the mooted replacement of the Human Rights Act 1998 with a British Bill of Rights.
  • Detailed analysis of a number of significant cases include the Miller decisions, R (Evans) v Attorney General, HS2, and R (UNISON) v Lord Chancellor.

Constitutional and Administrative Law
Preface to the second edition xiii
Acknowledgements xvi
Table of cases xvii
Table of statutes xxxii

Part I Constitutional regulation in the absence of a codified constitution 1
1. The purposes and characteristics of constitutions 2
2. The domestic sources of the UK constitution 21
3. The United Kingdom Constitution and international legal orders 55
4. Law, politics and the nature of the United Kingdom Constitution 98

Part II The theory and practice of the United Kingdom Constitution 121
5. Parliamentary sovereignty 122
6. The rule of law 182
7. Separation of powers 221

Part III Central government in the United Kingdom 253
8. The executive 254
9. Parliament (I): the House of Commons 285
10. Parliament (II): the House of Lords 315
11. The United Kingdom Supreme Court and the office of Lord Chancellor: towards an independent judicial branch? 340

Part IV Decentralised government in the United Kingdom 357
12. The United Kingdom's devolution arrangements 358
13. Devolution and the United Kingdom Constitution 393

Part V Accountability (I): responsibility, scrutiny, openness and good administration 429
14. Principles of political accountability 430
15. Parliamentary scrutiny of government 451
16. The Parliamentary Ombudsman 468
17. Freedom of information 485

Part VI Accountability (II): the courts 505
18. Judicial review of administrative action - theory, procedure and remedies 506
19. Judicial review of administrative action - grounds for review 541
20. The European Convention on Human Rights 595
21. The Human Rights Act 1998 647
22. Political freedoms and democratic participation 688

Index 721