Constitutional and administrative law (public law) is an essential element of all law degrees. Unlocking Constitutional and Administrative Law will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease, while giving you an indispensable foundation in the subject. This revised fourth edition is fully up to date with the latest key changes in the law and constitutional developments.
The UNLOCKING THE LAW series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter contains:
aims and objectives;
activities such as self-test questions;
charts of key facts to consolidate your knowledge;
diagrams to aid memory and understanding;
prominently displayed cases and judgments;
a glossary of legal terminology;
essay questions with answer plans.
The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units.
Dr Mark Ryan BA, MA, PGCE is a Senior Lecturer in Constitutional and Administrative law at Coventry University and was Called to the Bar as a barrister. He has over 20 years' experience of teaching law at all levels and has written extensively in the area of constitutional law. Dr Steve Foster LLM is Principal Lecturer at Coventry University and is an experienced author in constitutional law and human rights.
1: INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS; 2: CONSTITUTIONS; 3: THE NATURE OF THE BRITISH CONSTITUTION; 4: THE SOURCES OF THE BRITISH CONSTITUTION; 5: THE SEPARATION OF POWERS; 6: THE RULE OF LAW; 7: PARLIAMENTARY SOVEREIGNTY; 8: PARLIAMENT I: NATURE, FUNCTIONS AND PRIVILEGE; 9: PARLIAMENT II: THE HOUSE OF COMMONS; 10: PARLIAMENT III: THE HOUSE OF LORDS; 11: THE EXECUTIVE; 12: EXECUTIVE/PARLIAMENTARY RELATIONS; 13: THE JUDICIARY; 14: THE DECENTRALISATION OF PUBLIC POWER; 15: THE EUROPEAN UNION; 16: THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS; 17: THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 1998; 18: FREEDOM OF SPEECH; 19: JUDICIAL REVIEW I (RATIONALE AND PROCEDURE); 20: JUDICIAL REVIEW II (GROUNDS OF REVIEW AND REMEDIES); 21: Grievance mechanisms; 22: Index