Law and Administration in Europe: Essays in Honour of Carol Harlow

Law and Administration in Europe: Essays in Honour of Carol Harlow


Edited by Professor Paul Craig, Edited by Richard Rawlings

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 330 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 239mm x 25mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 11 December 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199265372
  • ISBN 13: 9780199265374
  • Illustrations note: halftone plate frontispiece

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The contributions to this volume address central issues in public law. There are chapters dealing with the general theoretical foundations of public law, including the relationship of theory and values, and discussion of the central idea of representation. The nature of the public-private divide continues to be of importance as a result of changes in the nature of government, and as a consequence of the passage of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA). Closely related to this is the contractualisation of government. The relationship between the courts, Parliament, and the executive has always been a central concern for public lawyers. It has been brought to the fore by the passage of the HRA, leading to discussions about the extent to which the courts should show deference to executive and legislative choices when engaging in judicial review. This vexed issue is especially apparent when it comes to deciding how Parliament, the executive, and the courts should treat 'non-citizens' or those who might threaten the security of the state. It is of course impossible to discuss public law without considering European Union law. There is discussion of core issues relating to the legitimacy of the EU, and its constitutional foundations. The role of courts in the process of integration is analysed, and the desirability of judicial review over rule-making is considered. The relationship between public and private modes of enforcing EU law is reviewed. In addition, there is a discussion of the way in which different levels of government inter-relate, viewed through the lens of devolution in the UK.

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Author information

Richard Rawlings is Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Table of contents

PART I: PUBLIC LAW ; 1. Theory and Values in Public Law ; 2. Theory and Values in Public Law: A Response ; 3. Representation and Constitutional Theory ; 4. Judicial Deference and Human Rights: a Question of Competence ; 5. English Law and Convention Concepts ; 6. 'The Peculiarities of the English': Resisting the Public/Private Law Distinction ; 7. Government by Contract Re-examined: Some Functional Issues ; 8. The Face of Securitas: Redefining the Relationship of Security and Foreigners in Europe ; PART II: EU LAW ; 9. Legitimacy, Legitimation, and the European Union: What Crisis? ; 10. The Constitutional Foundations of the European Union ; 11. Integration and the Europeanization of the Law ; 12. Trans-Atlantic, Harlow Revisited ; 13. Cymru yn Ewrop: Wales In Europe ; 14. Of Institutions and Individuals: The Enforcement of EC Law