The Law, Politics, and the Constitution: Essays In Honour of Geoffrey Marshall

Hardcover | May 1, 1999

EditorDavid Butler, Vernon Bogdanor, Robert Summers

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Increasingly, in contemporary British politics, the spotlight is being thrown on issues of constitutional change and reform. The late 1990s has marked a period of significant constitutional change and political reform. The varied contributions in this book, from leading scholars in the fieldsof politics and constitutional law, tackle the key questions troubling politicians and observers of politics in this time of acute constitutional change. This book is a tribute to the diverse scholarship of Geoffrey Marshall, who has been an outstanding figure the study of law and politics, and a writer of extraordinary authority on constitutional matters.

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Increasingly, in contemporary British politics, the spotlight is being thrown on issues of constitutional change and reform. The late 1990s has marked a period of significant constitutional change and political reform. The varied contributions in this book, from leading scholars in the fieldsof politics and constitutional law, tackle t...

Vernon Bogdanor is a Fellow at Brasenose College and Professor of Politcs at Oxford. Dr David Butler is a fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. Robert Summers is a Professor of Law at Cornell University.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:May 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction:Robert Blake: Constitutional Monarchy: The Prerogative PowersKenneth O. Morgan: New Labour and the New PremiershipVernon Bogdanor: Devolution and the ConstitutionDawn Oliver: Ministerial Accountability: What and Where are the Parameters?Diana Woodhouse: Individual Ministerial Responsibility and a Dash of PrincipleNevil Johnson: Convention, Prescription, and Law in the British ConstitutionPhilip Norton: Parliamentary Procedure: The Hidden PowerDavid Butler: Elections: Legislation and LitigationJohn Griffith: Geoffrey Marshal and Public Law - The Early YearsGavin Drewry: Bridging the Chasm: Public Law and Political ScienceRobert Summers: Intrpreting Statutes in Great Britian and the United States: Should Courts Consider Materials of Legislative History?William Reid: The OmbudsmanDavid Williams: Police Accountability: Four Cases and a StatuteRobert Summers: A Bibliography of Geoffrey Marshall's Writings

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`this collection is rich with insight and deserves to be read by serious students of British politics.'T.P. Wolf, British Politics Group Newsletter, Spring 00.