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The Politics of the Common Law Adam Gearey (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)

The Politics of the Common Law By Adam Gearey (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)

The Politics of the Common Law by Adam Gearey (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)


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Offers an introduction to the English legal system that places the common law in its contemporary context. This book examines the impact of the European Convention on the structures and ideologies of the common law, and suggests that there is a general jurisprudence of human rights stemming from the Human Rights Act.

The Politics of the Common Law Summary

The Politics of the Common Law: Perspectives, Rights, Processes, Institutions by Adam Gearey (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)

The Politics of the Common Law is an introduction to the English legal system that places the law in its contemporary context. It is not like other conventional accounts that simply seek to describe institutions and summarise details. The book is a coherent argument, organised around a number of central claims. Can today's common law be characterised as a series of emergent practices that articulate the principles of human rights and due process? The common law is presented as historical experience; the authors present the perspective that we are in the opening of a new chapter.

The argument examines the impact of the European Convention on the structures and ideologies of the common law, and suggests that there is now a general jurisprudence of human rights stemming from the Human Rights Act. The Human Rights Act has also led to more pronounced judicial intervention into politics, and is precipitating a debate on the forms that the rule of law should assume in contemporary British democracy. Equally important is the function of European Union law, and the extent to which it is also committed to due process and the rule of law. These themes are read into civil and criminal procedure, and broader concerns about the tensions between the requirements of economics and the demands of justice. Can a revitalised common law address a plural, post-colonial future?

The Politics of the Common Law Reviews

I welcome the book as a major statement on a twenty-first century evaluation of common law as our own legal system becomes more entwined in EU law, and global legal and financial issues (most certainly the financial ones) appear so much more relevant to all than they once did... The greatest value of the book for me is that it places our picture of the common law in its contemporary context and reviews our criminal and civil procedures - Philip Taylor, Barrister-at-Law, Richmond Green Chambers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubc7WUyfAu8)

About Adam Gearey (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)

Dr. Adam Gearey is a reader in law, Birkbeck College, University of London. He has been a visiting professor in the Faculty of Law at Makerere University, Uganda; and the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Professor Wayne Morrison LLD, PhD, LLM, LLB, is Director of the University of London External Undergraduate Laws Programme and Professor of Law, Queen Mary, University of London. Robert Jago MPhil (Cantab.) is a Senior Lecturer in law at the University of Surrey and is the postgraduate director of studies within the School of Law. He was involved in Surrey University's Joint Infrastructure Fund Project on Defining Excellence in Teaching and is a regular visitor to SPACE, University of Hong Kong where he teaches Public Law and Civil and Criminal Procedure.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. 'As a System - The Common Law is a Thing Merely Imaginary' 2. Recording Law's Experience 3. Institutionalising Judicial Decision-Making: The Judicial Practice of Precedent 4. The Judicial Practice of Statutory Interpretation 5. The Politics of the Common Law Revisited 6. Racism and Law 7. The Rights, Politics and Law of the European Union 8. Constituting Human Rights 9. Human Rights and the Integrity of Law 10. The General Jurisprudence of Human Rights 11. The Jurisprudence of Article 6 12. Imagining Civil Justice 13. The Principles of Civil Procedure 14. Imagining Criminal Justice 15. The Principles of Criminal Procedure 16. The Politics of Representation. Conclusion

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The Politics of the Common Law: Perspectives, Rights, Processes, Institutions by Adam Gearey (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)
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