Public Law

Public Law : Text, Cases, and Materials

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Public Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers a fresh approach to the study of constitutional and administrative law by exploring how the law works in practice.

The inclusion of extracts from key cases, government reports and academic articles demonstrates the law in action and the incisive commentary that accompanies them explains the significance of each. The expert authors have distilled their knowledge of the institutions and legal principles into concise, focused prose, and they encourage reflection through regular questions and hypothetical examples.

This leading text provides students with a thorough and wide-ranging knowledge of public law, together will a full understanding of the theoretical and political debates in this fascinating and dynamic area of law.

Digital formats and resources
The fourth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.
- The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support:
- The online resources that support the book include:
-Multiple choice questions with answers for students to test their feedback
-Updates from the authors covering the latest developments in public law
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Product details

  • Paperback | 944 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,556g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0198820283
  • 9780198820284
  • 81,764

Table of contents

I. Constitutional Fundamentals
1: Introduction to constitutional fundamentals
2: The constitutional rulebook
3: The legislative supremacy of the UK parliament
4: The rule of law
5: Separating and balancing powers
6: Multilevel governing within the United Kingdom
7: Protecting rights
II. Executive Functions
8: Introduction to executive functions
9: Government and accountability
10: Prerogative powers
11: Case study: deployment of British armed forces abroad
III. Legislative Functions
12: Introduction to legislative functions
13: Primary legislation
14: Delegated legislation
15: Case study: constitutionally contested legislation
IV. Judicial and Dispute Resolution Functions
16: Introduction to judicial and dispute resolution functions
17: The judiciary
18: Administrative justice: tribunals and ombudsmen
19: Judicial review
20: Using human rights in United Kingdom courts
V. The European Union
21: Institutions of the European Union
22: Joining, leaving, transitioning: the UK's relationship with the European Union
23: European Union law in the United Kingdom courts
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Review quote

Review from previous edition A really excellent account of the subject...a highly accessible, readable and engaging account of public law served up in a student friendly way. * Dr. Ed Bates, Public Law *
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About Andrew Le Sueur

Andrew Le Sueur, Professor of Constitutional Justice, University of Essex, Maurice Sunkin, Professor of Public Law and Socio-Legal Studies, University of Essex, Jo Eric Khushal Murkens, Associate Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
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