Scotland's Constitution: Law and Practice

Scotland's Constitution: Law and Practice

by Chris Himsworth, Christine O'Neill

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Overview

Scotland's Constitution: Law and Practice, 3rd edition is a clear, comprehensive account of the Scottish dimension of constitutional law within its UK and European context. It describes and analyses constitutional arrangements while integrating that analysis with a general background to constitutional law and the UK institutions which have a continuing relevance for the government of Scotland.

This highly regarded text considers law-making powers for Scotland, the legislative process at Westminster and at Holyrood, the accountability and scrutiny of government, the independence of the judiciary and the role of the courts in interpreting and adjudicating upon constitutional and administrative law questions.

The third edition has been fully updated throughout and incorporates changes brought about by the Scotland Act 2012. There is expanded consideration of the constitutional review of Acts of the Scottish Parliament. This edition also includes coverage of the Scottish Independence Referendum.

This text provides an essential introduction to constitutional law for law students and for others with a general interest in this subject.

Previous print edition ISBN: 9781847663184

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780436708
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 10/29/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 440
File size: 982 KB

About the Author

Chris Himsworth was Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Edinburgh and a solicitor admitted in Scotland and in England and Wales.

Christine O'Neill is Chairman of Brodies LLP and a recognised expert on public and constitutional law issues in Scotland.
Chris Himsworth is Professor of Public Law at the University of Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

Contents
1 Constitutions and Constitutional Law
2 Constitutional Law and Constitutional Values
3 The Scottish Constitutional Context
4 The Scottish Independence Referendum
5 The UK and Scottish Parliaments: the Institutional Framework
6 Law-making Competences for Scotland
7 The UK and Scottish Governments
8 Local Authorities and other Public Bodies
9 Law-making Procedures
10 The Parliamentary Accountability of Government
11 Public Finance
12 Courts and the Independence of the Judiciary
13 Citizen and State
14 Public Law Adjudication

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