How language works in politics : the impact of vague legislation on policy
- Matthew Williams.
- Bristol, UK : Bristol University Press, 2018.
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- xi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Williams, Matthew A. G. (Matthew Anthony Grahame), 1983- author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) and index.
- Introduction: How language works in politics
- Past : how has Parliament's use of language changed?
- Present : why has Parliament's use of language changed?
- Immigration : how Parliament's language affects central government powers
- Homelessness : how Parliament's language affects local government duties
- How Parliament's language affects individual rights
- Constitutional language : lessons from beyond Westminster
- Filling gaps : the Human Rights Act 1998
Using analysis from machine readings of all legislation enacted between 1900 and 2015, this book discusses the social impact of increasingly elastic legislative language on the contemporary workings of the British constitution. Crucially, it shows that vague legislation has a tremendous impact on policy delivery, disproportionately affecting the weakest, in areas including immigration, homelessness and anti-discrimination.
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- Impact of vague legislation on policy
- 1529200202 (hardback)
- 9781529200201 (hardback)
- 9781529200218 (ePdf)
- 9781529200232 (ePub)
- 9781529200249 (Mobi)
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