Constitutional and Administrative Law provides an excellent introduction to all major principles of this area of the law. The experienced author expertly summarises many diverse academic views and debates, providing an ideal balance between legal facts and opinions. Students particularly appreciate the clarity of the author's writing style and the easy-to-navigate structure and layout. Each chapter is broken down into manageable chunks, with headings and paragraph numbering allowing students to focus on the appropriate area. Self-test questions are used to develop understanding of key points and issues, while further reading lists help students expand their knowledge. The fifth edition incorporates significant changes and developments in the law, including the Governance of Wales Act 2006, the Equality Act 2006, the Terrorism Act 2006, the Regulatory and Legislative Reform Act 2006, and the Identity Cards Act 2006. Recent case law decided under the Human Rights Act 1998 is also addressed. Online Resource Centre A new Online Resource Centre featuring updates in the law, links to useful websites and a guide to further reading complements the book.
Table of Contents
PART I. FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE CONSTITUTION; 1. The meaning of a constitution; 2. Separation of powers; 3. Rule of law; 4. The royal prerogative; 5. The legislative supremacy of parliament; PART II. THE INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK OF THE CONSTITUTION; 6. Parliament; 7. The European community and the European Union; 8. The structure of the United Kingdom and devolution; PART III. SOURCES OF PUBLIC LAW; 9. Primary and secondary legislation; 10. EC law; 11. Constitutional conventions and judge-made law; PART VI. JUDICIAL REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION; 12. The nature of judicial review; 13. The grounds for judicial review; 14. Judicial review remedies; PART V. ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF REDRESS; 15. Tribunals, inquiries and the ombudsmen remedy; PART VI. CIVIL LIBERTIES; 16. Freedoms and liberties in the UK; 17. Freedom of expression; 18. Police powers; 19. Freedom of assembly and public order
Neil Parpworth is Principle Lecturer in Law at De Montfort University, Leicester. He has authored a large number of books on Constitutional and Adminstrative law, and Environmental Law.