Public Law Directions (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198870579

Anne Dennett
544 Pages
189 x 246 mm
Pub date
Jul 2021
Directions series
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The Directions series has been written with students in mind. The ideal guide as they approach the subject for the first time, this book will help them: * Gain a complete understanding of the topic: just the right amount of detail conveyed clearly * Understand the law in context: with scene-setting introductions and highlighted case extracts, the practical importance of the law becomes clear * Identify when and how to evaluate the law critically: they'll be introduced to the key areas of debate and given the confidence to question the law * Deepen and test knowledge: visually engaging learning and self-testing features aid understanding and help students tackle assessments with confidence * Elevate their learning: with the ground-work in place your students can aspire to take their learning to the next level, with direction provided on how to go further Digital formats and resources Public Law Directions 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: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks * The online resources include self-test questions with instant feedback, guidance on answering the questions from the book, updates on the law, and animated diagrams with audio.


Part 1: The UK Constitution
1 Introducing constitutions and public law
2 How the UK constitution has developed
3 The features and sources of the UK constitution
4 How the UK is organised
5 Brexit
Part 2: Important Constitutional Principles and Values
6 Parliamentary sovereignty
7 Separation of powers
8 Rule of law
9 Constitutional rights and principles
Part 3: The Allocation of Power in the UK: the Three Arms of State
10 The legislature: membership, privileges, and standards
11 The key functions of Parliament
12 The executive
13 The judiciary
Part 4: The Relationship Between the Individual and the State
14 Challenging government action
15 Introduction to judicial review
16 Judicial review: grounds and remedies
17 The Human Rights Act 1998
18 Human rights in action
19 Police powers

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