"Public Law is an ideal choice for all undergraduate and GDL students looking for a comprehensive yet accessible textbook on this area of law. The author's clear writing style, accessible tone, and focus on modern case law help bring the subject to life. The book covers the key institutions, concepts, and legal rules of the United Kingdom's constitutional system, with the chapters arranged around four subjects: the foundations of the constitutional system; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; and human rights. The book's central theme is that of State power, and the relationship between the State and the citizen. The second edition has been revised to reflect recent key developments in Public Law, and now extensively explores, in addition to several other key chapter updates, the impact of the 2016 EU referendum, the 2017 General Election, and changes in devolution across England, Scotland, and Wales. Clearly written and easy to use, Public Law enables students to fully engage with the topic and gain a profound understanding of this fundamental, exciting area"--Provided by publisher.
Description based upon print version of record. 4.13 Sources of the UK constitution
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Detailed Contents; Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Guide to the Spotlights series; Guide to the website; Table of cases; Table of statutes; Table of European legislation; Table of international legislation; Table of statutory instruments; 1 STUDYING PUBLIC LAW; As you read; 1.1 The nature of public law; 1.2 Successful study; 1.3 Foundational skills; 1.3.1 Time management; 1.3.2 Note-taking; 1.3.3 Organisation; 1.3.4 Motivation and engagement; 1.4 Research; 1.4.1 Basic research research with a reading list 1.4.2 Extended research research going beyond the reading list1.4.3 Additional research using general searches; 1.4.4 Search engines; 22.214.171.124 Blogs; 1.4.5 Research strategy; 1.4.6 Plagiarism; 1.4.7 Citation; 1.5 Reasoning; 1.5.1 Arguments; 126.96.36.199 Conclusions; 188.8.131.52 Reasons; 1.6 Writing; 1.6.1 Presentation; 1.6.2 Proof-reading; 1.6.3 Common errors; 1.7 Assessment; 1.7.1 Essay questions; 184.108.40.206 Analyse; 220.127.116.11 Plan; 18.104.22.168 Write and polish; 1.7.2 Problem questions; 1.7.3 Exams; 22.214.171.124 Common errors and how to avoid them; Taking it further; 2 INSTITUTIONS; As you read 2.1 Assessment tips2.2 Who's who in the UK state (and what do they do?); 2.3 Legislative; 2.4 Executive; 2.5 Judicial; 2.6 Other institutions; 2.7 Case study on law and policy in the UK state; 2.8 Student fees; 2.9 The structure of government; 2.10 Prime minister; 2.11 Cabinet and ministers; 2.11.1 Cabinet; 2.11.2 Ministers; 2.11.3 Government departments; 2.11.4 Public bodies; 2.12 Controls on executive power; 2.13 Civil service; 2.13.1 Special advisers; Points to review; Taking it further; 3 PARLIAMENT AND LEGISLATION; As you read; 3.1 Assessment tips; 3.2 Elections 3.2.1 Who can vote in a general election?3.3 The electoral system; 3.3.1 First past the post; 3.4 The United Kingdom Parliament; 3.4.1 Life of a Parliament; 3.5 The House of Commons; 3.5.1 Composition; 3.5.2 The nature of the MP's role; 3.6 The Role of the House of Commons scrutiny; 3.6.1 Scrutiny and democracy; 3.6.2 Methods of scrutiny; 3.6.3 Scrutiny and select committees; 3.7 The House of Lords; 3.7.1 Composition; 3.7.2 Role of the House of Lords; 3.7.3 Reform; 3.8 The legislative process; 3.8.1 Public acts; 3.8.2 Private members' bills; 3.9 Delegated legislation; Points to review Taking it further4 CONSTITUTIONS; As you read; 4.1 The scope of constitutional law; 4.2 What is a constitution?; 4.3 Constitutionalism; 4.4 Classifying constitutions; 4.4.1 Codified and uncodified; 4.5 Why does the UK not have a codified constitution?; 4.6 Other classifications; 4.6.1 Monarchical/republican; 4.6.2 Federal/unitary; 4.6.3 Rigid/flexible; 4.7 Codified constitutions; 4.8 Consequences of having a codified constitution; 4.9 The UK system in comparison with codified constitutions; 4.10 Uncodified constitutions; 4.11 Objections to the uncodified approach; 4.12 Purposive approach
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