Political Freedom: Associations, Political Purposes and the Law (Citizenship and the Law Series)

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Howard Davis looks at how the presence of political motives, when balanced against other motives, affects the legal character of the action, and asks why common law and statute should differentiate the political from the nonpolitical. An original and important contribution to the debate on the nature of an "effective democracy" and the legal rules necessary to establish and sustain it.

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Overview

Howard Davis looks at how the presence of political motives, when balanced against other motives, affects the legal character of the action, and asks why common law and statute should differentiate the political from the nonpolitical. An original and important contribution to the debate on the nature of an "effective democracy" and the legal rules necessary to establish and sustain it.

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Davis (Law School at Southampton Institute, UK) describes the liberties and rights of persons, in the UK, to take action intended to influence government policy, the law, and public opinion. He starts from the assumption that effective political action is conducted through groups and associations acting in their own interests, and discusses the limits and constraints the law imposes on such groups if they seek to take political action, looking at groups such as charities, trade unions, companies, and political parties. He asks why common law and statute should differentiate the political from the non-political. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826450302
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/21/2001
  • Series: Citizenship and the Law Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard Davis is Head of Academic Law at Southampton Institute.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Political Rights and Political Theory 1
2 Political Freedom in International Human Rights Law 22
3 Political Parties 43
4 Charities and Politics 82
5 Trade Unions and Political Freedom 116
6 Strikes as Political Action 158
7 The Political Activities of Companies 182
8 Local Authorities, Advocacy and Facilitation 211
9 Political Restriction 243
10 Media Impartiality 267
11 Conclusion 293
References 298
Index of Cases 307
Index of Statutes and International Instruments 314
Subject Index 319
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