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The Foundations of Public Law By Keith Syrett

The Foundations of Public Law
by Keith Syrett

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An insightful, thought-provoking and up to date study of public law for those embarking upon courses in the British constitution and government, whether as part of the LLB, GDL/CPE, or as part of a politics degree. Ideal as pre-course and introductory reading and as an ongoing companion to a main course textbook.
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The Foundations of Public Law: Principles and Problems of Power in the British Constitution by Keith Syrett

This thought-provoking and engaging book offers an insightful examination of public law, exploring the complex relationship between institutions, individual and state, and offering both explanation and critical analysis. Public law is viewed against a backdrop of differing types of governmental power and the problems to which this may give rise, with a particular focus being given to recent changes in the British constitution. By placing public law in its political context, the book seeks to take a different approach from that of a general textbook, thereby offering a fresh view of the subject that is topical, relevant and interesting. Whether used as introductory reading or as an ongoing companion to a main course text, this book will provide a valuable perspective on this fast-moving area that will be of great benefit to law students and politics students alike. A companion website featuring annual updates on constitutional developments can be found at:

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About Keith Syrett

Keith Syrett is Professor of Public Health Law at Cardiff Law School, University of Cardiff.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to the Study of Public Law Classifying and Controlling Power The Legislature The Executive The Judiciary Shifting Patterns of Power in the modern British constitution

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The Foundations of Public Law: Principles and Problems of Power in the British Constitution by Keith Syrett
Keith Syrett
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Palgrave Macmillan
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