Constitutional and Administrative Law, 2nd Edition
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.
Constitutional regulation in the absence of a codifiedconstitution 11 The purposes and characteristics of constitutions 22 The domestic sources of the UK constitution 213 The United Kingdom Constitution and international legal orders 554 Law, politics and the nature of the United Kingdom Constitution 98
The theory and practice of the United KingdomConstitution 1215 Parliamentary sovereignty 1226 The rule of law 1827 Separation of powers 221
Central government in theUnited Kingdom 2538 The executive 2549 Parliament (I): the House of Commons 28510 Parliament (II): the House of Lords 31511 The United Kingdom Supreme Court and the office of LordChancellor: towards an independent judicial branch? 340
Part IVDecentralised government in the United Kingdom 35712 The United Kingdom’s devolution arrangements 35813 Devolution and the United Kingdom Constitution 393
Accountability (I): responsibility, scrutiny,openness and good administration 42914 Principles of political accountability 43015 Parliamentary scrutiny of government 45116 The Parliamentary Ombudsman 46817 Freedom of information 485
Part VIAccountability (II): the courts 50518 Judicial review of administrative action – theory,procedure and remedies 50619 Judicial review of administrative action – grounds for review 54120 The European Convention on Human Rights 59521 The Human Rights Act 1998 64722 Political freedoms and democratic participation 688Index 721
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Roger Masterman is Professor of Law at Durham Law School, Durham University.
Colin Murray is a Senior Lecturer of Law at Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University.
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