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Published: 25 September 2019

480 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780198806363

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The Changing Constitution

Ninth Edition

Edited by Jeffrey Jowell and Colm O'Cinneide

  • Contributions from 14 leading scholars which offer a unique breadth of coverage
  • Takes a topic-based critical approach to the subject, opening up issues and themes for the reader to consider and debate
  • Each chapter begins with a brief summary of its contents, so that the fundamental areas under discussion are immediately clear to the reader
  • Each chapter ends with a list of further reading, directing the reader to crucial academic literature on the subject and to relevant websites, therefore enabling students to further develop their knowledge, and to keep up to date with the latest developments

New to this Edition:

  • This new edition of a classic text has been substantively revised to take account of the fast-evolving UK constitutional system, and in particular the challenges posed by Brexit, devolution, and other dramatic recent developments in British constitutional law. It contains new and revised chapters by leading authorities on the UK constitution
  • New chapters on 'Brexit and the UK Constitution' by Paul Craig; 'The Relationship between Parliament, the Executive and the Judiciary' by Alison Young; 'The Executive in Public Law: New Platitudes and Old Heresies', by Thomas Poole; and 'Federalism' by John McEldowney. There are three new chapters on devolution: Brice Dickson on Northern Ireland, Aileen McHarg on Scotland, and Richard Rawlings on Wales. Patrick Birkinshaw has also substantively revised his chapter on information and privacy rights
  • A new section of the book analyses how the UK constitution might develop in the future
  • All chapters of the new edition engage with Brexit, ensuring comprehensive analysis of its impact on every facet of the constitution

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