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The leading textbook on public law, this new edition retains its student-friendly style, encouraging readers to engage with and understand even the most difficult areas. It provides a thorough exposition of the major features of the UK’s constitution and recent developments.
Revised and fully updated to meet the needs of students undertaking a constitutional and administrative law course in this time of continuing constitutional reform and development, it covers:
Supplying students with ample coverage of the syllabus, this is an excellent textbook for undergraduates and postgraduates studying constitutional and administrative law.
Part 1: General Introduction 1. Introduction: The Scope of Constitutional Law 2. Sources of the Constitution 3. Evolution of the structure of the United Kingdom Part 2: Fundamental Constitutional Concepts 4. The Rule of Law 5. The Separation of Powers 6. The Royal Prerogative 7. Parliamentary Sovereignty Part 3: The European Community and Union 8. Structures and Institutions 9. European Community Law and National Law Part 4: Central, Regional and Local Government 10. Central Government 11. Responsible Government 12. Devolution and Local Government Part 5: Parliament 13. The Electoral System 14. Introduction to the House of Commons 15. The Legislative Process 16. Scrutiny of the Executive 17. The House of Lords 18. Parliamentary Privilege Part 6: The Individual and the State 19. The Protection of Human Rights 20. Freedom from Discrimination 21. Freedom of Expression and Privacy 22. Freedom of Association and Assembly 23. The Police and Police Powers 24. Citizenship, Immigration and Asylum 25. State Security Part 7: Introduction to Administrative Law 26. Judicial Review: Introduction, Jurisdiction and Procedure 27. The Grounds for Judicial Review 28. Commissioners for Administration: Ombudsmen