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British Government and the Constitution By Colin Turpin (University of Cambridge)

British Government and the Constitution by Colin Turpin (University of Cambridge)

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This fifth edition shows how recent constitutional changes have become an accepted feature of British life, generating much case law and altering the terms of political debate. The work is intended for students of both politics and law.

British Government and the Constitution Summary

British Government and the Constitution: Text, Cases and Materials by Colin Turpin (University of Cambridge)

The previous (fourth) edition of this book came out in the midst of a programme of constitutional reform, and further reform projects (for reform of the House of Lords, the electoral system and freedom of information) were getting under way. This fifth edition shows how some of these constitutional changes have become an accepted feature of British life, generating much case law and altering the terms of political debate. The Freedom of Information Act has appeared on the statute book, promising an advance in the public's 'right to know' but problematic in its detail. While reform of the House of Lords has gone hesitantly forward, the argument about the future composition and role of the second chamber is still unresolved. And electoral reform, while presently stalled, has not ceased to stimulate debate. The work is intended for students of both politics and law.

Table of Contents

Part I. The British Constitution: 1. The constitutional order; 2. Law, convention and liberty; Part II. The Government in Context: 3. The crown and the government; 4. The structure of the United Kingdom; 5. The European dimension; 6. The powers of government; Part III. The Responsibility of Government: 7. Parliament and government; 8. Parties, groups and the people; 9. Remedies against public authorities; Part IV. Constitutional Innovation and Reform: 10. Constitutional renewal.

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GOR010933444
9780521513630
0521513634
British Government and the Constitution: Text, Cases and Materials by Colin Turpin (University of Cambridge)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2002-09-01
744
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