Constitutional and administrative law (public law) is an essential element of all law degrees. Unlocking Constitutional and Administrative Law will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease, while giving you an indispensable foundation in the subject. This revised fourth edition is fully up to date with the latest key changes in the law and constitutional developments.
The UNLOCKING THE LAW series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter contains:
- aims and objectives;
- activities such as self-test questions;
- charts of key facts to consolidate your knowledge;
- diagrams to aid memory and understanding;
- prominently displayed cases and judgments;
- chapter summaries;
- a glossary of legal terminology;
- essay questions with answer plans.
The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units.
Table of Contents
1: INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS; 2: CONSTITUTIONS; 3: THE NATURE OF THE BRITISH CONSTITUTION; 4: THE SOURCES OF THE BRITISH CONSTITUTION; 5: THE SEPARATION OF POWERS; 6: THE RULE OF LAW; 7: PARLIAMENTARY SOVEREIGNTY; 8: PARLIAMENT I: NATURE, FUNCTIONS AND PRIVILEGE; 9: PARLIAMENT II: THE HOUSE OF COMMONS; 10: PARLIAMENT III: THE HOUSE OF LORDS; 11: THE EXECUTIVE; 12: EXECUTIVE/PARLIAMENTARY RELATIONS; 13: THE JUDICIARY; 14: THE DECENTRALISATION OF PUBLIC POWER; 15: THE EUROPEAN UNION; 16: THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS; 17: THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 1998; 18: FREEDOM OF SPEECH; 19: JUDICIAL REVIEW I (RATIONALE AND PROCEDURE); 20: JUDICIAL REVIEW II (GROUNDS OF REVIEW AND REMEDIES); 21: Grievance mechanisms; 22: Index
Dr Mark Ryan BA, MA, PGCE is a Senior Lecturer in Constitutional and Administrative law at Coventry University and was Called to the Bar as a barrister. He has over 20 years’ experience of teaching law at all levels and has written extensively in the area of constitutional law.
Dr Steve Foster LLM is Principal Lecturer at Coventry University and is an experienced author in constitutional law and human rights.
"Concise, straightforward and great as a first point of reference. The book gives an excellent account of the key points of information enabling students (and myself) to research further to elaborate on key issues... The Unlocking series gives students the chance to understand the key issues in bite-size chunks before moving onto more in-depth, heavy reading if required. I think it certainly delivers its aims." — Rod Brazier, Holborn College, UK (review of third edition)
"It is a very readable book, which presents the material in a structured manner. It integrates a number of valuable pedagogical features such as case and statute extracts, along with sample questions. As such it is a valuable adjunct to any Constitutional Law module…This series, by introducing the topics at the foundational level, in almost "bite sized" chunks, gives the students a readily accessible foundation." — Bruce Wardhaugh, Queens University, Belfast, UK (review of third edition)
"Overall I think that the book is very good, it makes a very difficult subject easier to comprehend…I also like the self-assessment section and key facts; I think these help students prepare for exams... The Unlocking series has been a god send to many students who are having problems coming to terms with difficult concepts…it is a must have for undergraduates." — Emma Fredericks, New College Nottingham, UK (review of third edition)