Law in Context: The Law-Making Process

Law in Context: The Law-Making Process

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As a critical analysis of the law-making process, this book has no equal. For more than two decades it has filled a gap in the requirements of law students and others taking introductory courses on the legal system. It deals with every aspect of the law-making process: the preparation of legislation; its passage through Parliament; statutory interpretation; binding precedent; how precedent works; law reporting; the nature of the judicial role; European Union law; and the process of law reform. It presents a large number of original texts from a variety of sources - cases, official reports, articles, books, speeches and empirical research studies - laced with the author's informed commentary and reflections on the subject. This book is a mine of information dealing with both the broad sweep of the subject and with all its detailed ramifications.
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  • Paperback | 550 pages
  • 153 x 227 x 35mm | 874g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 6 Tables, unspecified
  • 0521609895
  • 9780521609890
  • 519,490

Table of contents

Preface to the sixth edition; Preface to the first edition; Acknowledgments; Books, pamphlets, memoranda and articles excerpted; Table of cases; 1. Legislation - the Whitehall stage; 2. Legislation - the Westminster stage; 3. Statutory interpretation; 4. Binding precedent - the doctrine of stare decisis; 5. How precedent works; 6. Law reporting; 7. The nature of the judicial role in law-making; 8. Other sources of law; 9. The process of law reform.
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About Professor Michael Zander

London School of Economics and Political Science.
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