Constitutional and administrative law


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Constitutional and administrative law

John Alder

(Palgrave law masters)

Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

9th ed

  • : pbk

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Includes bibliographical references and index

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The Palgrave Macmillan Law Masters series is a long-running and successful list of titles offering clear, concise and authoritative guides to the main subject areas, written by experienced and respected authors. The ninth edition of Constitutional and Administrative Law has been thoroughly updated to incorporate recent changes to the law. This is an ideal companion to undergraduate or GDL/CPE courses in constitutional and administrative law or public law. The enhanced layout includes end of chapter summaries, self-test exercises and suggestions for further reading. A companion website featuring updates on latest developments can be found at

Table of Contents

PART I: THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CONSTITUTION 1. Introduction: Constitutional Themes and Structures 2. Underlying Political Traditions 3. The Sources of the Constitution 4. Historical Outline 5. An Overview of the Main Institutions of the UK Constitution PART II FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES 6. The Rule of Law 7. The Separation of Powers 8. Parliamentary Sovereignty PART III INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS OF THE CONSTITUTION 9. The State and the Outside World 10. The European Union PART IV: GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS 11. Parliament: Constitutional Position 12. The Composition of Parliament and Parliamentary Elections 13. Parliamentary Procedure 14. The Crown 15. Ministers and Departments 16. Devolution PART V: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW 17. The Grounds of Judicial Review, I: Illegality and Ultra Vires 18. The Grounds of Judicial Review, II: Beyond Ultra Vires 19. Judicial Review Remedies 20. Administrative Justice PART IV: FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS 21. Human Rights and Civil Liberties 22. The Human Rights Act 1998 23. Freedoms of Expression and Assembly 24. Exceptional Powers: Security, State Secrecy and Emergencies

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