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The Law-Making Process

The Law-Making Process

6th Edition

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Part of Law in Context

  • Date Published: January 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521609890

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  • As a critical analysis of the law-making process, this book has no equal. For more than two decades it has filled a gap in the requirements of law students and others taking introductory courses on the legal system. It deals with every aspect of the law-making process: the preparation of legislation; its passage through Parliament; statutory interpretation; binding precedent; how precedent works; law reporting; the nature of the judicial role; European Union law; and the process of law reform. It presents a large number of original texts from a variety of sources--cases, official reports, articles, books, speeches and empirical research studies--laced with the author's informed commentary and reflections on the subject. This book is a mine of information dealing with both the broad sweep of the subject and with all its detailed ramifications.

    • Provides a critical, well-informed analysis of every aspect of the law-making process, focusing on how the system actually works
    • For almost a quarter of a century the book has been widely regarded as the leading work in its field, used by law students in England and throughout the common law world
    • Presents a wide range of original texts - cases, official reports, articles, books, speeches and empirical research studies - laced with the author's informed commentary and reflections on the subject
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    • Edition: 6th Edition
    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521609890
    • length: 550 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 153 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.874kg
    • contains: 6 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the sixth edition
    Preface to the first edition
    Acknowledgments
    Books, pamphlets, memoranda and articles excerpted
    Table of cases
    1. Legislation - the Whitehall stage
    2. Legislation - the Westminster stage
    3. Statutory interpretation
    4. Binding precedent - the doctrine of stare decisis
    5. How precedent works
    6. Law reporting
    7. The nature of the judicial role in law-making
    8. Other sources of law
    9. The process of law reform.

  • Author

    Michael Zander, London School of Economics and Political Science
    London School of Economics and Political Science.

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