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Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights

A Critical Introduction

Ninth Edition

Ian Loveland

June 2021

ISBN: 9780198860129

744 pages

In Stock

Price: £44.99

This engaging text provides a unique cross-disciplinary approach to the subject, with emphasis on material drawn from political theory, political science, and social history.



Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights provides an introduction to public law which draws on developments in politics, the law and society to help the reader gain a fundamental appreciation of the law in its wider context.

  • Draws on historical sources and on ideas from political science and political theory, providing helpful background information to students with no prior knowledge of the subject
  • Covers the latest debates which helps students understand the wider context and challenges them to engage with constitutional issues at a high level
  • More in depth coverage and analysis of human rights issues than most textbooks in this area, ensuring that these essential topics are covered in sufficient depth to suit any public law course
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

About the Author(s)

Ian Loveland, Professor of Public Law, City, University of London

Table of Contents

    Part I: Theoretical Principles
    1:Defining the constitution?
    2:Parliamentary sovereignty
    3:The rule of law and the separation of powers
    4:The royal prerogative
    Part II: The Institutions and Operation of National Government
    5:The House of Commons
    6:The House of Lords
    7:The electoral system
    8:Parliamentary privilege
    9:Constitutional conventions
    Part III: The Geographical Separation of Powers
    10:Local government
    11:Parliamentary sovereignty within the European Union
    12:The governance of Scotland and Wales
    Part IV: Administrative Law
    13:Substantive grounds of judicial review
    14:Procedural grounds of judicial review
    15:Challenging governmental decisions: the process
    16:Locus Standi
    Part V: Human Rights
    17:Human Rights I: traditional perspectives
    18:Human Rights II: emergent principles
    19:Human Rights III: the Human Rights Act 1998
    20:Human Rights IV: the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998
    21:Human Rights V: governmental powers of arrest and detention
    Part VI: Conclusions
    22:A revolution by due process of law? Leaving the European Union

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources

The ninth 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 online resources include an online casebook with edited versions of leading cases and relevant legislation; a selection of mind maps to help with revision; bonus chapters on the history of the EU; and suggested tutorial outlines for lecturers.

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