Increasingly, in contemporary British politics, the spotlight is being thrown on issues of constitutional change and reform. The late 1990s has marked a period of significant constitutional change and political reform. The varied contributions in this book, from leading scholars in the fields of politics and constitutional law, tackle the key questions troubling politicians and observers of politics in this time of acute constitutional change. This book is a tribute to the diverse scholarship of Geoffrey Marshall, who has been an outstanding figure the study of law and politics, and a writer of extraordinary authority on constitutional matters.
`Like the work of Marshall itself, the essays in this volume range comfortably over law, politics and the constitution and will ensure that the lawyer and political scientist are never far apart.'
Government and Opposition, Oct.00.
`These essays succeed in honouring Geoffrey Marshall not least by their undogmatic but engaged and critical approach and the contemporary relevance of their examples.'
Rodney Barker, Political Studies, Vol.48, No.4, Sept.00.
`this collection is rich with insight and deserves to be read by serious students of British politics.'
T.P. Wolf, British Politics Group Newsletter, Spring 00.
Robert Blake: Constitutional Monarchy: The Prerogative Powers
Kenneth O. Morgan: New Labour and the New Premiership
Vernon Bogdanor: Devolution and the Constitution
Dawn Oliver: Ministerial Accountability: What and Where are the Parameters?
Diana Woodhouse: Individual Ministerial Responsibility and a Dash of Principle
Nevil Johnson: Convention, Prescription, and Law in the British Constitution
Philip Norton: Parliamentary Procedure: The Hidden Power
David Butler: Elections: Legislation and Litigation
John Griffith: Geoffrey Marshal and Public Law - The Early Years
Gavin Drewry: Bridging the Chasm: Public Law and Political Science
Robert Summers: Intrpreting Statutes in Great Britian and the United States: Should Courts Consider Materials of Legislative History?
William Reid: The Ombudsman
David Williams: Police Accountability: Four Cases and a Statute
Robert Summers: A Bibliography of Geoffrey Marshall's Writings