Constitutional and Administrative Law: Text with Materials / Edition 4

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The fourth edition of Constitutional and Administrative Law: Text with Materials provides students with a complete introduction to Public Law. With a wide selection of essential materials drawn from both legal and non-legal sources such as official publications, integrated with clear and lively commentary, this book serves as an invaluable portable library and reference source for students.

Drawing from their considerable teaching experience across the UK and Europe, the authors recognize that the eccentric and complex nature of the UK's constitutional system can sometimes be inaccessible for students with little prior knowledge. The book therefore guides students through constitutional and administrative law within the context of its historical development and its current political environment, making effective use of topical events to explain the difficult underlying theoretical issues, without losing the essence of the law.

Online Resource Center
The fourth edition is accompanied by a website that provides ongoing updates to judicial and legislative developments, ensuring students are kept informed of the latest key legal developments. It also serves as a research portal, providing a wealth of links to useful websites and materials available online.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Review from previous edition "An excellent book encapsulating present legal principles within their historical contexts"—Oxbridge Legal Review

"Highly recommended to students and others seeking a clear and comprehensive text'"—Aslib Book List

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199286379
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/13/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1000
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David Pollard is Officier des Palmes Académiques and has taught constitutional law in a number of countries. Neil Parpworth is a Principal Lecturer in Law at De Montfort University. Previously, he worked for the Parliamentary Counsel at the Law Commission.

David Hughes is a Professor of Law at De Montfort University. Previously, he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester and has also taught at the Universities of Birmingham and York.

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Table of Contents

1. Constitutional and administrative law: nature, sources and history
2. The royal prerogative
3. The Cabinet: ministers and their responsibilities
4. Parliament: composition and privileges
5. Parliament: procedures and functions
6. The United Kingdom and the European Community and Union
7. The Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration
8. The availability of judicial review
9. Grounds for judicial review
10. Freedom of expression
11. Public order
12. Police powers
13. European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the Human Rights Act 1998

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