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Public Law

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Public Law is a new generation textbook for today's students. Full, clear coverage pf the essential topics is combined with sophisticated but accessible anaysis to provide you with everything you need to succeed in your studies. the way in which the many different strands of public law interlink to form the subject is demonstrated through the development of distinct key themes. Thisprovides a clear structure for the expert authors to explore the key issues and debates, and provide you with the insight that you need to develop a complete understanding.
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Contents
Part I Introduction to Public Law
1.    Constitutions and Constitutional Law
            1.  Introduction
            2.  Constutions
            3.  Case studies
            4.  Conclusions
            Further reading
2.    Themes, Sources, and Principles
            1.  Introduction
            2.  Three key themes
            3.  Sources of the constitution
            4.  Constitutional principles
            5.  Legality and the constitution
            6.  Codification and the constitution
            7.   Concluding remarks
            Expert commentary
            Further reading
Part II The Constitution-Institutions and Principles
3.     Separation of Powers-An Introduction
            1.  The basic idea
            2.   Why embrace the separation of powers?
            3.  Different conceptions of the separation of powers
            4.  The separation of powers in the UK
            5.  Conclusions
            Further reading 
4.     The Executive
            1.  Introduction
            2.  The modern executive and its constitutional position
            3.  Central government
            4.  The powers of the executive
            5.  Conclusions
            Expert commentary
            Further reading
            Useful websites
5.     Parliament
            1.  Introduction
            2.  Parliament and democracy
            3.  Parliamentary privilege
            4.  Parliament and the legislative process
            5.  Parliament's powers
            6. Concluding remarks
            Expert commentary
            Further reading
            Useful websites
6.     The Judiciary
            1.  Introduction
            2.  The structure of the judicial system
            3.  The role of the judiciary
            4.  The Characteristics
            5.  Concluding remarks
            Expert commentary
            Futher reading
            Useful websites
7.     Devolution and Local Government
            1. Introduction
            2. Devolution
            3. Local Government
            4. Conclusions
            Expert commentary
            Futher reading
            Useful websites
8.     The European Union
            1. Introduction
            2. The EU in context
            3.  EU law and national law
            4.  The supermacy of EU law and UK parliamentary sovereignty
            5.  Conclusions
            Expert commentary
            Futher reading
            Useful websites
Part III Good Governance-Scrutiny, Accountability, and Transparency
9.     Good Governance-An Introduction
             1.  Introduction
             2.  What is good governance?
             3.  Accountability
             4.  Conclusion
             Further reading
10.   Parliament Scrutiny of Central Government
             1.  Introduction
             2.  Parliamentary control and government
             3.  Parliament and governement
             4.  Ministerial responsibility
             5.  The mechanics of parliamentary scrutiny of government
             6.  Financial scrutiny of government
             7.  Freedom of information
             8.  Accountability and oversight of the security and intelligence services
             9.  Conclusions
            Expert commentary
            Futher reading
            Useful websites
Part IV Judicial Review
11.    Judicial Review-An Introduction
             1.  An example
             2.  What judicial review is and is not about
             3.  Judicial review and adminstrative law
             4.  Judicial review and our three key themes
             5.  The constitutional basis
             6.  Concluding remarks
            Expert commentary
            Futher reading
12.    The Grounds of Judicial Review
             1.  An example
             2.  Interpreting and applying the statute
             3.  Acting fairly
             4.  Exercising discretion
             5.  Concluding remarks
             Further remarks
13.    Judicial  Review-scope, Procedures, and Remedies
             1. Introdction
             2. What decisions can be judicially reviewed?
             3. Procedure
             4. Remedies
             5. Conclusions
             Further reading
14.    The Effectiveness and Impact of Judicial Review
             1.  Judicial review and governement
             2.  Judicial review litagation
             3.  Judicial competence and capacity
             4.  Jucicial impact and adminstrative reaction
             5.  conclusions
             1.  Introduction
             2.  Parliamentary control and government
             3.  Parliament and governement
             4.  Ministerial responsibility
             5.  The mechanics of parliamentary scrutiny of government
             6.  Financial scrutiny of government
             7.  Freedom of information
             8.  Accountability and oversight of the security and intelligence services
             9.  Conclusions
            Expert commentary
            Further reading
            Useful websites
Part V Admistrative Justice
15.    Ombudsmen and Complaints
             1.  Introduction
             2.  An example-the 'debt of honour' case
             3.  Public sector ombudsmen in the UK
             4.  The role of public sector ombudsmen
             5.  Investigations
             6.  Compliance
             7.  Concluding remarks
             1.  Introduction
             2.  Parliamentary control and government
             3.  Parliament and governement
             4.  Ministerial responsibility
             5.  The mechanics of parliamentary scrutiny of government
             6.  Financial scrutiny of government
             7.  Freedom of information
             8.  Accountability and oversight of the security and intelligence services
             9.  Conclusions
            Expert commentary
            Further reading
            Useful websites
16.    Tribunals
             1.  Tribunals-an introduction
             2.  Tribunals-their place in the UK's public law system
             3.  The reorganisation of tribunals
             4.  Tribunal procedures
             5.  Judicial oversight of tribunal decision-making
             6.  Conclusion
             Expert commentary
             Further reading
             Useful websites
17.    Inquiries
              1. Introductioin
              2. Inquiries-nature, function, and legal framework
              3. The Inquiry process
              4. The effectiveness of inquiries and the alternatives
              5. Conclusion
             Futher reading
             Useful websites
Part VI Human Rights
18.    Human Rights and the UK Constitution
              1. Introduction
              2. Human rights
              3. Human rights in the UK
              4. The future
              5.  Conclusions
              Expert commentary
              Further reading
             Useful websites
19.    Freedom of Expression
              1.  Why freedom of expression matters
              2.  Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights
              3.  Media Freedom
              4.  Defamation
              5.  Criminal offences
              6.  Privacy
              7.  Official secrecy
              8.  Conclusions
              Expert commentary
              Further reading
20.    Freedom of Assembly
              1. Introduction
              2. Domestic law
              3. Prohibition of certain types of behaviour
              4. Statutory powers to regulate protests
              5. Common law powers to regulate protests
              6. Conclusions
              Expert commentary
              Further reading
21.    Policing-Powers, Accountability, and Governance
              1.  Introductioon
              2.  Police powers
              3.  Governance, accountability, and remedies
              4.  Conclusion
              Expert commentary
              Further reading
Index
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Author Details
Mark Elliott is Reader in Public Law at the University of Cambridge
Robert Thomas is Professor of Public Law at the University of Manchester
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