11th ed. / by A.W. Bradley and K.D. Ewing, with T. St. J.N. Bates. - London ; New York : Longman, 1993.
Book — xlix, 782 p. ; 24 cm.
Part 1 General principles of constitutional law: definition and scope of constitutional law-- sources and nature of the constitution-- the structure of the United Kingdom-- the relationship between legislature, executive and judiciary-- parliamentary supremacy-- the rule of law-- responsible government-- the United Kingdom and the European communities.
Part 2 The institutions of government: composition and meeting of Parliament-- functions of Parliament-- privileges of Parliament-- the Crown and the prerogative-- the cabinet, government departments and the civil service-- public corporations, non-governmental agencies and advisory bodies-- foreign affairs and the Commonwealth-- the armed forces-- public finance, taxation and the economy-- the courts and the machinery of justice.
Part 3 The citizen and the state: the nature and protection of civil liberties-- citizenship, immigration and extradition-- the police and personal liberty-- freedom of expression-- freedom of assembly and association-- state security and official secrets-- emergency powers.
Part 4 Administrative law: nature and development of administrative law-- delegated legislation-- administrative action-- liability of public authorities and the crown.
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This is a systematic account of a key topic in student law courses, and also an introduction to the literature of public law. This is a major textbook, covering all aspects of the subject - which is a required topic for entry into the legal profession in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is also studied by all law students in Scotland. The changes to this edition include: the Public Order Act 1986, the Official Secrets Act, the Security Service Act and the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act, all of 1989 - measures that directly affect the individual's civil liberties. It examines the increasing impact on Britain of the law of the European Communities and asks whether the United Kingdom needs a new Bill of Rights to keep national law in line with the European convention on Human Rights. Although the approach remains essentially the same as previous editions its structure has been revised. Much new material is included, ensuring the book is up-to-date and relevant to the study of law, government and politics today. (source: Nielsen Book Data)