Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. General Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Alder
      Pages 3-22
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      Pages 23-43
    4. John Alder
      Pages 90-111
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      Pages 112-138
  3. Governmental Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. John Alder
      Pages 165-186
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      Pages 187-206
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      Pages 207-228
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      Pages 229-249
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  4. The Citizen and the State

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 448-470

About this book


This popular textbook explains the basic legal principles of the UK constitution in an accessible and critical way. This, the third edition, has been substantially rewritten to emphasise general legal principles and controversial problems. Since 1997 the UK constitution has experienced greater changes than at any time this century. This new edition examines these changes including moves towards devolution and the Human Rights Act 1998.


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Authors and affiliations

  • John Alder
    • 1
  1. 1.Newcastle Law SchoolUniversity of NewcastleUK

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