Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 June 2007

976 Pages


ISBN: 9780199286379

Request Inspection Copy

Bookseller Code (AG)

This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

Sample Material

Constitutional and Administrative Law

Text with Materials

Fourth Edition

David Pollard, Neil Parpworth, and David Hughes

  • Integration of commentary and materials to ensure students understand the context and relevance of essential source documents and case law
  • Wide range of legal and non-legal materials, including official publications, providing students of constitutional and administrative law with a complete portable resource
  • Explains the subject within the context of its historical development and its current political environment, so students without any prior knowledge can appreciate the reality of the UK's constitutional system
  • Lively written style that makes use of current developments to guide students through the difficult underlying issues
  • Complemented by an Online Resource Centre that provides updates on judicial and legislative developments, as well as web links that serve as a gateway to a wealth of helpful sources

New to this Edition:

  • More commentary and completely restructured to integrate the text and materials
  • Europe: expansion of the Community and its effect on the Community institutions, the European Constitution, and the increasing liability of Member States for failure to meet Community obligations
  • Parliamentary Commissioner: a constitutional convention of redress for maladministration, Government disagreement with the Commissioner, and Ministerial responsibility
  • Judicial Review: further impact of the European Community and the Human Rights Act on domestic judicial review, authorities subject to supervision by courts, legitimate expectation and proportionality
  • Police powers: the new powers of arrest which the police have as a result of amendments to PACE by the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005
  • Constitutional upheaval: the partial unravelling of what were once thought to be quite strong constitutional conventions such as those relating to the centrality of the cabinet in the UK's system of government, and the collective and individual responsibility of ministers
  • Constitutional reform: the House of Lords to a Supreme Court

Also of Interest