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05 September 2011

480 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199579051

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The Changing Constitution

Seventh Edition

Edited by Jeffrey Jowell and Dawn Oliver

  • Since publication of the first edition in 1985, this book has provided essential critical analysis of the evolving themes in the topical and fast-changing field of constitutional law
  • Features a unique breadth of coverage with contributions from 15 leading scholars, all of whom write in jargon-free language that is highly accessible to students
  • 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 web sites, therefore enabling students to further develop their knowledge, and to keep up to date with the latest developments

New to this Edition:

  • Essential consideration of the latest developments in constitutional reform, following the formation of a Liberal-Conservative coalition government in 2010
  • A new introductory overview chapter by the editors discusses the evolution of the principles and practices of the British constitution and its rapid development in recent years
  • A new chapter on regulating information covers both freedom of information and issues surrounding the surveillance society
  • A case study chapter on environmental regulation illustrates how many of the constitutional principles identified elsewhere in the book play out in practice
  • Coverage of devolution in the UK has been condensed to a single chapter, providing a highly accessible overview of this crucial topic