Public Law

Paperback | August 8, 2003

byAdam Tomkins

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Written in the well-established tradition of the Clarendon Law Series, Public Law offers a stimulating re-interpretation of the central themes and problems of English constitutional law. It offers full consideration of the historical development of public law. This book is an introductionthat will be especially appealing to the enquiring student who is looking to reflect critically on the assumptions underpinning the standard presentation of the subject.Written throughout in an engaging and accessible style, Public Law examines the issues of power and accountability that are central to constitutional and administrative law. Among the topics considered are the unwritten nature of the constitution, the changing relationship between the law and thepolitics of the constitution, the separation of powers, the enduring influence of the crown, the role and functions of Parliament, questions of responsible government, and the law of judicial review and human rights.

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Written in the well-established tradition of the Clarendon Law Series, Public Law offers a stimulating re-interpretation of the central themes and problems of English constitutional law. It offers full consideration of the historical development of public law. This book is an introductionthat will be especially appealing to the enqui...

Adam Tomkins is John Millar Professor of Public Law at the University of Glasgow. He was previously Lecturer (1991-1999) and Senior Lecturer (1999-2000) at the School of Law, King's College, London. A well-respected and highly published author, his works include The Constitution after Scott (OUP, 1998) and Sceptical Essays on Human R...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.47 inPublished:August 8, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019926077X

ISBN - 13:9780199260775

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Table of Contents

1. On ConstitutionsPART I: POWER2. The Separation of Power3. The Crown4. ParliamentPART II: ACCOUNTABILITY5. Political Accountability6. Legal AccountabilityBibliographical Essay

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"Adam Tomkins has wrtten a highly readable book, designed for English law students, but of considerable interest to those who wish to understand the monumental institutional changes taking place in Britain.... I recommend it highly. Comparison of our own political system with others often provides the best vehicle for illuminating some features of that which is most familiar."-- The Law and Politics Book Review