Law Making and the Scottish Parliament: The Early Years (Edinburgh Studies in Law)

Law Making and the Scottish Parliament: The Early Years (Edinburgh Studies in Law)

By: Kay Eileen Goodall (editor), Gavin F. M. Little (editor), Professor Fraser Davidso (editor), Elaine E. Sutherl (editor)Hardback

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Law Making and The Scottish Parliament: The Early Years offers the first wide-ranging critical analysis of legislative developments in those areas of law and policy devolved to the Scottish Parliament under the devolution settlement. It begins with a brief account of the devolution settlement and summarises the themes emerging from the subsequent chapters. Thereafter, sixteen themed chapters, each dedicated to a discrete area of the law and written by an acknowledged expert in the field, provide critical evaluation of the Scottish Parliament's contribution, highlighting what it has achieved, what it has failed to do and what might be done in the future. In a single volume, Law Making and The Scottish Parliament: The Early Years provides a scholarly evaluation of a number of key legislative achievements of Scotland's devolved parliament in its first decade. It will appeal to legal and other scholars and students, lawyers and anyone with an interest in Scottish politics, policy-making and law.

About Author

Elaine E. Sutherland began her academic career in law at the University of Edinburgh, later moving to the University of Glasgow. She joined the Law School at Stirling University in 2006 as Professor of Child and Family Law and has been a Professor of Law at Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon since 1999. She has written extensively on child and family law in Scotland and abroad. Kay Goodall is a Senior Lecturer at Stirling Law School. She came to Stirling from the University of Glasgow in 2007, having taught at Glasgow since 1998. Her research focuses on conceptualising discrimination in criminal and civil law. Gavin Little joined the University of Stirling in 1996 and became a Professor of Law in 2004. He was the founding Head of the Stirling School of Law. Fraser Davidson joined Stirling Law School in 2005 having previously been Head of the School of Law and Alexander Stone Professor of Commercial Law in the University of Glasgow.


Part I: The Scottish Parliament -- its genesis and operation; 1. Law Making and the Scottish Parliament: The First Decade in Context, The Editors; 2. A Parliament that is different? The Law Making Process in the Scottish Parliament, Professor Alan Page; Part II: Rights and society; 3. Human Rights and People and Society, Aidan O'Neill, QC; 4. Child and Family Law: Progress and Pusillanimity, Professor Elaine E. Sutherland; 5. Culture, Dr Robert Dunbar; 6. Charities, Stuart Cross; Part III: Public administration and services; 7. Local Government, Professor Francis McManus; 8. Housing, Professor Peter Robson; 9. Education: Could Do Better, Janys M. Scott, Q.C.; Part IV: Justice and Legal System; 10. The Reform of the Scottish Judiciary, Professor Gavin F.M. Little; 11. Criminal Law: An Exercise in Ad Hockery?, Professor Pamela R. Ferguson; 12. Juvenile Offending: Welfare or Toughness, Dr. Claire McDiarmid; 13. Evidence, Professor Fraser P. Davidson; Part V: Economy and Environment; 14. Property Law: How the World Changed at Martinmas, Professor Robert Rennie; 15. Business, David Cabrelli; 16. Environment and Sustainable Development, Professor Colin T. Reid; 17. Transport, Ann Faulds and Trudi Craggs.

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  • ISBN13: 9780748640195
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780748640195
  • ISBN10: 0748640193

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