The Executive and Public Law: Power and Accountability in Comparative Perspective

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This is a book about the definition of executive power and the ways in which it can be rendered accountable. Such power is especially important in the modern day, as exemplified by the detention of prisoners in Guantanomo Bay. The book explores the nature of executive power in a number of different legal systems, Britain, Scotland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the EU and seeks to draw lessons and insights ...
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Overview


This is a book about the definition of executive power and the ways in which it can be rendered accountable. Such power is especially important in the modern day, as exemplified by the detention of prisoners in Guantanomo Bay. The book explores the nature of executive power in a number of different legal systems, Britain, Scotland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the EU and seeks to draw lessons and insights from the comparative perspective.
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"A commendable primer. ...[A] very useful and interesting collection of essays on government, its powers and their regulation in contemporary democratic states and an international organisation."--The NYU School of Law Global and European Law Books Review Program

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199285594
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Craig: Fellow and Tutor in Law, Worcester College, Oxford, 1976-1998; Readership 1990; Professor 1996; Professor of English Law, St. John's College, Oxford, 1998-
Adam Tomkins: 1991-99, Lecturer, School of Law, King's College London; 1999-2000, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, King's College London 2000-03; Fellow and Tutor in Law, St Catherine's College, Oxford 2003-date
John Millar Professor of Public Law, University of Glasgow

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Table of Contents

England, Adam Tomkins
Scotland, Chris Himsworth
Australia, Simon Evans
New Zealand, Janet McLean
Canada, Lorne Sossin
USA, Ernie Young
EU, Paul Craig
France, Denis Baranger
Germany, Eberhard Schmidt-Assmann
Italy, Giacinto della Canancea
Spain, Daniel Sarmiento

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