Political Freedom: Associations, Political Purposes and the Law (Citizenship and the Law Series) by Howard Davis, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Political Freedom: Associations, Political Purposes and the Law (Citizenship and the Law Series)

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

by Howard Davis
     
 

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 ôeffective democracyö and the legal rules

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 ôeffective democracyö 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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826450302
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/21/2001
Series:
Citizenship and the Law Series
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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