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Constitutional and Administrative Law By John Alder

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A thorough and accessible introduction to the basic legal principles of the UK constitution. This tenth edition has been fully updated to reflect latest developments.

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Constitutional and Administrative Law by John Alder

This tenth edition of Constitutional and Administrative Law has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent developments. Providing a thorough and accessible introduction to the basic legal principles of the UK constitution, the text is an ideal companion for both law undergraduate and GDL/CPE students. Useful features include end of chapter summaries, self-test exercises and suggestions for further reading. A companion website featuring updates on the latest developments can be found at:

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"An excellent textbook which combines an examination of the theoretical concepts and principles with an up-to-date consideration of recent innovations. It provides a comprehensive and insightful text for students of constitutional and administrative law." - Dr Sue Prince, School of Law, University of Exeter, UK

About John Alder

John Alder is Visiting Professor at the School of Law, Bangor University and Emeritus Professor at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He was formerly Professor of Law at Keele University, prior to which he lectured at Exeter and Birmingham Universities and at law schools in the US, Portugal, Spain and Kenya. He is the author of many books and articles on public law, environmental law and housing law.

Table of Contents

PART I: THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CONSTITUTION.- 1. Introduction: Constitutional Structures.- 2. Underlying Political Traditions.- 3. The Sources of the Constitution.- 4. Historical Landmarks.- 5. An Overview of the Main Institutions of the Constitution.- PART II FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES.- 6. The Rule of Law.- 7. The Separation of Powers.- 8. Parliamentary Sovereignty.- PART III INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS OF THE CONSTITUTION.- 9. The State and the Outside World.- 10. The European Union.- PART IV: GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS.- 11. Parliament: Constitutional Position.- 12. The Composition of Parliament and Parliamentary Elections.- 13. Parliamentary Procedure.- 14. The Crown.- 15. Ministers and Departments.- 16. Devolution.- PART V: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW.- 17. The Grounds of Judicial Review, I: Illegality and Ultra Vires.- 18. The Grounds of Judicial Review, II: Beyond Ultra Vires.- 19. Judicial Review Remedies.- 20. Administrative Justice.- PART VI: FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS 21. Human Rights and Civil Liberties.- 22. The Human Rights Act 1998.- 23. Freedoms of Expression and Assembly.- 24. Exceptional Powers: Security, State Secrecy and Emergencies.

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Constitutional and Administrative Law by John Alder
John Alder
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