Hilaire Barnett’s Constitutional and Administrative Law has consistently provided students with reliable, accessible and comprehensive coverage of the Public Law syllabus. Mapped to the common course outline, the 14th edition equips students with a thorough understanding of the UK constitution’s past, present and future by analysing and illustrating the political and socio-historical contexts that have shaped the major rules and principles of constitutional and administrative law, as well as ongoing constitutional reform.
This edition has been fully updated and includes discussion of the consequences of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, including the impact on the legislative supremacy of Parliament and the relationship between EU and domestic law after departure. It also features discussion of the 2020 Coronavirus Act, with its implications for state power, and ahead of the forthcoming new SQE qualification, revised multiple choice questions on the Companion Website.
Ideal for students studying constitutional and administrative law for the first time, this is an indispensable guide to the challenging concepts and legal rules in public law.
Table of Contents
PART 1 GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1 Introducing Constitutional Law
2 Sources of the Constitution
PART 2 FUNDAMENTAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONCEPTS
3 The Rule of Law
4 The Separation of Powers
5 The Royal Prerogative
6 Parliamentary Sovereignty
PART 3 THE EUROPEAN UNION
7 Structures and Institutions of the European Union
8 European Union Law and National Law
PART 4 CENTRAL, REGIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
9 Central Government
10 Ministerial Responsibility
11 Devolution and Local Government
PART 5 PARLIAMENT
12 The Electoral System
13 Introduction to the House of Commons
14 The Legislative Process
15 Scrutiny of the Executive
16 The House of Lords
17 Parliamentary Privilege
PART 6 THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE STATE
18 The Protection of Human Rights
19 Freedom of Expression and Privacy
20 Freedom of Association and Assembly
21 State Security
PART 7 JUDGES AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM
22 Judges and the English Legal System
PART 8 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
23 Judicial Review: Introduction, Jurisdiction and Procedure
24 Grounds for Judicial Review I: The Substantive Grounds for Judicial Review
25 Grounds for Judicial Review II: Procedural Impropriety
26 Tribunals and Inquiries
27 Commissioners for Administration: Ombudsmen
Hilaire Barnett is a former Senior Lecturer in Law, Queen Mary, University of London.
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