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Public Law

Public Law
Sweet & Maxwell's Textbook Series
5th Edition
Series:  Sweet & Maxwell's Textbook Series
ISBN:  9780414089808
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  25 Nov 2022
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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Public Law Textbook

Public Law presents an accessible and current picture of Constitutional and Administrative law and is ideal for those approaching the subject for the first time. The text succinctly covers all the major fundamental constitutional reforms while also outlining the historical context of the subject, allowing you to see the inner workings of Public Law.

Public Law is an essential textbook for those studying law at degree or graduate diploma level. Its clarity and comprehensive coverage also make it an indispensable resource for those on modular or PGDL courses.

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Part 1: General Introduction; The Public Law of the UK: definition and scope; The asymmetrical Constitution: the structure of the UK; Parliament; Government; The rule of law and Constitutional conventions; an introduction to administrative law; Part 2: Public Law, Politics, Ideas and Influences; the electorate, politics and the Constitution; Public Law and legal thought; the European Union; Part 3: Government, Regulation and Accountability; Government and accountability; the New Public Management; Public Finance; Local Government; Privatisation and Regulation; Part 4: Citizens’ grievances, Human Rights and Civil Liberties; Citizens’ Grievances; Human Rights and Civil Liberties; Judicial Review; Remedies; Part 5: Public Law and Conflict; Public Order and the Freedom of Assembly; Secrecy, Freedom and Expression and the State; Northern Ireland; Public Law and Modernisation


John McEldowney is Professor of Law at the University of Warwick. He is Deputy Chair of the Study of Parliament Group.
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