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Constitutional and Administrative Law

Constitutional and Administrative Law

3rd Edition

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  • Publication planned for: June 2022
  • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2022
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781009158503

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  • Using numerous topical examples and a clear structure, this third edition textbook provides an accessible, discursive and scholarly treatment of the key contemporary issues in UK public law. Drawing upon their extensive teaching and research experience, Roger Masterman and Colin Murray offer an engaging account of the key topics which make up a constitutional and administrative, or public, law syllabus. Controversial issues and broader debates are highlighted throughout the text, allowing the reader to develop a strong understanding of both the application of key topics in the field and the socio-political context in which the constitution has developed. This fully revised edition includes detailed analysis of recent significant cases, the constitutional implications of the Covid-19 pandemic and a dedicated chapter on the consequences of Brexit.

    • Chapters bookended with clear introductions and conclusions that summarize the key ideas, simplifying subjects which are often perceived as dense and difficult
    • Utilises topical events and examples to illustrate the constitution's principles/doctrines, exemplifying the constitution's everyday importance
    • Highlights areas for further student research with 'thinking point' sections, linking coverage with broader debates in the discipline
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Publication planned for: June 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781009158503
    • length: 750 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2022
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the third edition
    Table of cases
    Table of statutes
    Part I. Constitutional Regulation in the Absence of a Codified Constitution
    1. The purposes and characteristics of constitutions
    2. The domestic sources of the UK Constitution
    3. The UK Constitution and international legal orders
    4. Brexit and the UK Constitution
    5. Law, politics and the nature of the United Kingdom Constitution
    Part II. The Theory and Practice of the United Kingdom Constitution
    6. Parliamentary sovereignty
    7. The rule of law
    8. Separation of powers
    9. Principles of political and parliamentary accountability
    Part III. Central Government in the United Kingdom
    10. The executive
    11. Parliament (I): the House of Commons
    12. Parliament (II): the House of Lords
    13. The United Kingdom Supreme Court and the office of Lord Chancellor: towards an independent judicial branch?
    Part IV. Decentralised Government in the United Kingdom
    14. The United Kingdom's devolution arrangements
    15. Devolution and the UK Constitution
    Part V. Accountability (I): Scrutiny, Openness and Good Administration
    16. Parliamentary scrutiny of government
    17. The Parliamentary Ombudsman
    18. Freedom of information
    Part VI. Accountability (II): The Courts
    19. Judicial review of administrative action – theory, procedure and remedies
    20. Judicial review of administrative action – grounds for review
    21. The European Convention on human rights
    22. The Human Rights Act 1998
    23. Political freedoms and democratic participation

  • Authors

    Roger Masterman, Durham University
    Roger Masterman is Professor of Constitutional Law at Durham Law School, where he teaches UK Constitutional Law and Comparative Constitutional Law. He is Joint General Editor of the journal Public Law, and a member of the executive committee of the UK Constitutional Law Association.

    Colin Murray, Newcastle University
    Colin Murray teaches Constitutional Law and Counter-Terrorism Law at Newcastle Law School. His research focuses on challenges to a democratic constitutional order. He has appeared as an expert witness before multiple parliamentary committees and served as a specialist adviser to the Select Committee on the Draft Prisoner Voting Bill in 2013.

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