British Government and the Constitution

British Government and the Constitution

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The first five editions of this well established book were written by Colin Turpin. This new edition has been prepared jointly by Colin Turpin and Adam Tomkins. This edition sees a major restructuring of the material, as well as a complete updating. New developments such as the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 and recent case law concerning the sovereignty of Parliament, the Human Rights Act, counter-terrorism and protests against the Iraq War, among other matters, are extracted and analysed. While it includes extensive material and commentary on contemporary constitutional reform, Turpin and Tomkins is a book that covers the historical traditions and the continuity of the British constitution as well as the current tide of change. All the chapters contain detailed suggestions for further reading. Designed principally for law students the book includes substantial extracts from parliamentary and other political sources, as well as from legislation and case law. As such it is essential reading also for politics and government students. Much of the material has been reworked and with its fresh design the book provides a detailed yet accessible account of the British constitution at a fascinating moment in its ongoing development.The unions applied for judicial review, seeking a declaration that the instruction was invalid. ... to review in accordance with the principles developed in respect of the review of the exercise of statutory power. ... of the common law, and that Sir Edward Coke had no doubt that it was subject to the common law: Prohibitions del Roy (1607) 12 Co Rep 63 and the Proclamationsa#39; Case (1611) 12 Co Rep 74.

Title:British Government and the Constitution
Author:Colin Turpin, Adam Tomkins
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2007-06-28


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