This well-established text, now fully updated, provides an authoritative account of the public law of the United Kingdom, a dynamic and rapidly evolving area of study. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book provides a detailed exposition and analysis of the principles of constitutional law, the institutions of government, the relationship between the individual and the state, and administrative law.
Constitutional and Administrative Law is the definitive volume on this challenging subject: it remains the leading text recommended for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It is relied upon by lawyers, politicians, political scientists and public administrators in the UK and beyond.
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Part I SOURCES, STRUCTURE AND PRINCIPLES
1 Constitutional law – its meaning and sources
2 Structure of the United Kingdom
3 Parliamentary supremacy
4 The rule of law
5 Responsible and accountable government
6 United Kingdom and the European Union
Part II THE INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT
7 Composition of Parliament
8 Role of Parliament
9 Privileges of Parliament
10 The Crown and royal prerogative
11 Cabinet, government departments and civil service
12 Public bodies and public appointments
13 Courts and the administration of justice
Part III PERSONAL LIBERTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
14 Human Rights Act
15 Right to liberty and police powers
16 Right to privacy and surveillance powers
17 Right to freedom of expression
18 Freedom of association and assembly
19 State security and official secrets
20 Special and emergency powers
Part IV ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
21 What is administrative law?
22 Delegated legislation
23 Administrative justice
24 Judicial review I: the grounds of review
25 Judicial review II: procedure and remedies
26 Liability of public authorities