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Constitutional and Administrative Law

Eleventh Edition

Neil Parpworth

May 2020

ISBN: 9780198847120

640 pages

In Stock

Core Texts Series

Price: £32.99

Straight to the heart of public law with this concise and easy-to-read text.



Constitutional and Administrative Law is a clear and concise text which allows students to easily get to the heart of the subject.

  • Concise coverage and approachable writing style allow students to easily understand the foundations of public law
  • Debate is introduced through short extracts and brief summaries which get to the heart of key issues
  • Self-test questions develop students' understanding of the subject
  • Extensive further reading suggestions allow students to supplement their knowledge and widen their understanding

New to this edition

  • Thoroughly updated to cover all of the latest developments in public law, including the impact of R (on the application of Miller) v The Prime Minister and Cherry and others v Advocate General for Scotland (2019) on constitutional conventions, the separation of powers, and the concept of justiciability
  • Analyses the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and the status of retained EU law in domestic legislation after Brexit, as well as the provisions made for the devolved administrations
  • Updated coverage of judicial review in light of R (on the application of Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal and others (2019)

About the Author(s)

Neil Parpworth, Associate Professor in Law, De Montfort University

Neil Parpworth is Associate Professor of Law at De Montfort University. His teaching and publishing interests lie in the fields of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, and Environmental Law.

Table of Contents

    Part I. Fundamental Principles of the Constitution
    1:The meaning of a constitution
    2:Separation of powers
    3:Rule of law
    4:The legislative supremacy of Parliament
    Part II. The Institutional Framework of the Constitution
    6:The European Union
    7:The structure of the United Kingdom and devolution
    Part III. Sources of Public Law
    8:Primary and secondary legislation
    9:EU law
    10:Constitutional conventions
    11:Judge-made law
    12:The royal prerogative
    Part IV. Judicial Review of Administrative Action
    13:The nature of judicial review
    14:The grounds for judicial review
    15:Judicial review remedies
    Part V. Alternative Means of Redress
    16:Tribunals, inquiries, and the ombudsmen remedy
    Part VI. Civil Liberties
    17:Freedoms and liberties in the UK
    18:Freedom of expression
    19:Police powers
    20:Freedom of assembly and public order

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
This edition 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 text is also supported by online resources which include:
    - bi-annual updates keep students up to date on the latest key developments in public law
    - self-test questions on key topics, with feedback, provide an opportunity for students to test their learning

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