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The executive in the constitution: structure, autonomy, and internal control

The executive in the constitution: structure, autonomy, and internal control

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > General

Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Terence Daintith, Alan C. Page
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/the-executive-in-the-constitution-structure-autonomy-and-internal-control/ (Stable identifier)

Additional Format

Online version: Daintith, Terence. Executive in the constitution. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1999 (OCoLC)607419230

Short Description

XXIII, 441 pages ; 24 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, The executive in the constitution: structure, autonomy, and internal control is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Terence Daintith and Alan Page.
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 16 editions
  • First edition Date: 1999
  • Last edition Date: 2004
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD4430
  • Dewey Code: 342.4106
  • ISBN: 019826870X 9780198268703
  • OCLC: 40980003

Main Contents

Ch. 1. The executive in the constitution
Ch. 2. The executive in constitutional law
Ch. 3. The civil service
Ch. 4. The financial resources of government: institutions
Ch. 5. The financial resources of government: allocation and appropriation
Ch. 6. The financial resources of government: monitoring and control
Ch. 7. The organization of the legal function in government
Ch. 8. Legislation
Ch. 9. Litigation and legal advice: co-ordination and control
Ch. 10. Executive legality: constitutional background and current issues
Ch. 11. Better government: charter standards, open government and good administration
Ch. 12. Conclusions: internal control in a plural executive.

Summary Note

This book highlights major changes in the way government organizes itself and controls the action of its Departments. It shows how public service reforms, judicial review, and European law are changing not just the inner life of the executive Government, but its place in the constitution as well. '''

Table of Contents

1 The executive in the constitution
I Introduction
II Why is the executive important?
III Why is the executive neglected?
IV Positive constitutional theory
V The executive in a resource-based theory of the constitution
2 The executive in constitutional law
I Introduction
II The Crown
III The ministerial department
IV Hollowing out the department
V The cabinet and ministry
VI Conclusion
3 The civil service
I Introduction
II The legal basis of control
III The organisation of control
IV Recruitment
V Conduct and discipline
VI Conclusions
4 The financial resources of the government: institutions
I Introduction: the constitutional dimension
II The constitutional structure
III The institutions of the executive
5 The financial resources of government: allocation and appropriation
I Introduction: a plurality of systems
II The Public Expenditure Survey system
III The Supply system
IV Resource accounting and budgeting
6 The financial resources of government: monitoring and control
I In general: criteria, constraints, concepts
II Treasury authorisations and delegations
III Cash control
IV Control and sanctions
7 The organisation of the legal function in government
I Introduction
II The development of the structure for government legal work
III The current structure of legal services
IV The Law Officers: history and status
8 Legislation
I Introduction
II Machinery and purposes
III The impact of Europe
IV Burdens on Business
V Conclusions
9 Litigation and legal advice: co-ordination and control
I The Law Officers, criminal prosecutions, and civil litigation
II The Law Officers as the governments chief legal advisers
III Cabinet Office co-ordination in legal matters
IV Co-ordination within the framework of the Government Legal Service
10 Executive legality: constitutional background and current issues
I Legality: pluralism and centralisation
II Constitutional roots of our present system
III The changing context
IV Change within the executive
11 Better government: charter standards, open government and good administration
I Introduction
II The Citizens Charter and Service First
III Access to official information
IV External controls on standards of administration
V Conclusion
12 Conclusions: internal control in a plural executive
I Introduction
II Trends in internal control
III Internal control and external controls
IV The constitutional significance of internal control
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