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The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction Martin Loughlin (Professor of Public Law, London School of Economics & Political Science)

The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction By Martin Loughlin (Professor of Public Law, London School of Economics & Political Science)

The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction by Martin Loughlin (Professor of Public Law, London School of Economics & Political Science)


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The British constitution has grown organically in response to changes in its economic, political, and social environment, and is not contained in a single authoritative text. In this Very Short Introduction, Martin Loughlin examines the nature and authority of the constitution, and its challenging prospects for the future.

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The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction by Martin Loughlin (Professor of Public Law, London School of Economics & Political Science)

The British constitution is regarded as unique among the constitutions of the world. What are the main characteristics of Britain's peculiar constitutional arrangements? How has the British constitution altered in response to the changing nature of its state - from England, to Britain, to the United Kingdom? What impact has the UK's developing relations with the European Union caused? These are some of the questions that Martin Loughlin addresses in this Very Short Introduction. As a constitution, it is one that has grown organically in response to changes in the economic, political, and social environment, and which is not contained in a single authoritative text. By considering the nature and authority of the current British constitution, and placing it in the context of others, Loughlin considers how the traditional idea of a constitution came to be retained, what problems have been generated as a result of adapting a traditional approach in a modern political world, looking at what the future prospects for the British constitution are. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Oxford has managed to get one of the most sophisticated British scholars of modern public law to produce a brief and readable account. * London Review of Books *

About Martin Loughlin (Professor of Public Law, London School of Economics & Political Science)

Martin Loughlin is Professor of Public Law at the London School of Economics. He previously held professorial appointments at the Universities of Glasgow and Manchester. His publications include Sword and Scales (2000), The Idea of Public Law (2003), and Foundations of Public Law (2010). He is a Fellow of the British Academy. In 2012-13, he is the Martin and Kathleen Crane Fellow in the Law and Public Affairs Program and Visiting Professor at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

Introduction ; 1. What constitution? ; 2. Writing the constitution ; 3. Parliamentary government ; 4. The expansion and contraction of the English state ; 5. Civil liberty ; 6. Whiter the constitution? ; References and further reading

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The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction by Martin Loughlin (Professor of Public Law, London School of Economics & Political Science)
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