Public Law

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Abstract

Coverage of black letter law is combined with political analysis to provide context for students new to the subject, allowing them to understand the background behind all of the latest legal changes Content is based around three key themes that provide a structured approach to the subject and help the student to navigate content in a straight-forward manner Questions are posed throughout the chapter to help students to grasp the analytical nature of the subject and improve their ability to research for information Clearly reproduced figures provide visual representations of complex concepts and help visual learners to engage with the content Lauded for a clear and accessibly writing style students will find this book a perfect introduction to this interdisciplinary subjectPublic Law is a high quality textbook that comprehensively covers the key topics found on undergraduate public law courses. Three key themes that permeate all of the content allow students to approach the content in a structured and easy to understand way and questions posed throughout the chapters give students the opportunity to provide answers that show how their knowledge has increased as the chapter progresses. The key themes are: the significance of executive power in the contemporary constitution and the challenge of ensuring that those who wield it are held to account; the shift in recent times from a more political to a more legal constitution and the implications of this change; and the increasingly 'multi-layered' character of the British constitution.The key features of this advanced textbook are as follows:Coverage of black letter law is combined with political analysis to provide context for students new to the subject, allowing them to understand the background behind all of the latest legal changes Content is based around three key themes that provide a structured approach to the subject and help the student to navigate content in a straight-forward manner.Public Law is accompanied by a free, open-access Online Resource Centre (www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/elliott_thomas) which offers the following resources to support students:- Figures from the book reproduced online- A list of useful websites for students- Regularly posted legal and political updates for the book- A testbank of questions for tutors to assess students' progressThis book has been highly endorsed by lecturers for level of coverage, accuracy, and the manner in which the three themes provide an excellent backdrop to the book's content.'I think it will be a very welcome addition to the range of text books available and I suspect that it will become my personal favourite.' - Barbara Mauthe; Lancaster University'I found the book impressive and likely to be of interest and use to a great many. It is written in a style that is pitched about the right level. It was easy to understand and provides - for me - a good blend of black letter law and socio-political context' - David Mead; University of East AngliaWritten by two experienced teachers of the subject, Public Law is an essential new text that focuses on what students need to engage with and understand this challenging subject. Readership: Suitable for undergraduate students taking a module in constitutional and administrative law, or public law as part of an LLB degree course. Also suitable for CPE/GDL students taking modules in constitutional law.Questions are posed throughout the chapter to help students to grasp the analytical nature of the subject and improve their ability to research for information Clearly reproduced figures provide visual representations of complex concepts and help visual learners to engage with the content Lauded for a clear and accessibly writing style students will find this book a perfect introduction to this interdisciplinary subject

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages800
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)978-0-19-923710-4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011