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Public Law 4th ed isbn 9780198836742

Public Law 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780198765899
New Edition ISBN: 9780198836742
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199665181
Published: May 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Public Law covers the essential topics of the public law module in an insightful and interesting way. The book guides students through key themes which help them to understand how the many strands of public law are interlinked.

The authors have a real flair for capturing both the vibrant nature of public law in practice and the key contemporary debates in the field. They use practical examples to bring this subject to life and include expert commentaries on each chapter to allow students to see academic debate first-hand.

Online Resource Centre

This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which includes:-

  • Updates from the authors to help students keep up-to-date with this fast-moving subject
  • Multiple choice questions with instant feedback to allow students to test themselves
  • Suggested answers to the many questions posed throughout the book to help students get to grips with the key debates and issues
  • A library of weblinks and advice on which websites students should use when planning their own research
  • Online versions of the diagrams featured the book

Constitutional and Administrative Law
Part I: Introduction to Public Law
1.: Constitutions and constitutional law
2.: Themes, sources and principles

Part II: The Constitution - Institutions and Principles
3.: Separation of powers - an introduction
4.: UK central government
5.: The UK parliament
6.: The judiciary
7.: Devolution and the territorial constitution
8.: The European Union and Brexit

Part III: Good Governance - Scrutiny, Accountability, and Transparency
9.: Good governance: an introduction
10.: Parliamentary scrutiny of central government

Part IV: Judicial Review
11.: Judicial review - an introduction
12.: The grounds of judicial review
13.: Judicial review - scope, procedures, and remedies
14.: The effectiveness and impact of judicial review

Part V: Administrative Justice
15.: Ombudsmen and complaints
16.: Tribunals
17.: Inquiries

Part VI: Human Rights
18.: Human rights and the UK constitution
19.: Freedom of expression
20.: Freedom of assembly
21.: Policing - powers, accountability, and governance