Barnett's "Constitutional and Administrative Law" is now firmly established as one of the leading undergraduate textbooks on Public Law. This new edition is published at a time of continuing constitutional development and reform. Membership of the European Union has expanded from fifteen to twenty-five states. House of Lords reform is ongoing, and the office of Lord Chancellor has been reformed. The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 establishes a new Supreme Court and introduces a new system of judicial appointments. Other significant areas of reform discussed include the police and police powers, asylum and immigration law and the law relating to state security. Written in a clear and understandable style, this comprehensive new edition provides a thorough exposition of the major features of the United Kingdom's constitution and recent developments. Consciously designed to meet the needs of students undertaking a constitutional and administrative law course, whether full or part time, it offers ample coverage of the syllabus drawn from a wide range of sources.
Hilaire Barnett, BA, LLM, Queen Mary College, University of London