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The politics of the common law : perspectives, rights, processes, institutions

The politics of the common law : perspectives, rights, processes, institutions

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Adam Gearey, Wayne Morrison, Robert Jago
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: London ; New York : Routledge-Cavendish, 2009
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/the-politics-of-the-common-law-perspectives-rights-processes-institutions/ (Stable identifier)

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X, 416 : ILlustrations ; 25 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, The politics of the common law : perspectives, rights, processes, institutions is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
  • Responsable Person: Adam Gearey, Wayne Morrison and Robert Jago.
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 17 editions
  • First edition Date: 2008
  • Last edition Date: 2013
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD671
  • Dewey Code: 340.570942
  • ISBN: 9780415481533 0415481538
  • OCLC: 232391318

Main Contents

'As a system
the common law is a thing merely imaginary'
Recording law's experience : features of the 'case'
Institutionalising judicial decision making : the judicial practice of precedent
The judicial practice of statutory interpretation
The politics of the judiciary revisited : rights, democracy, law
Racism and law : 'no dogs, no blacks, no Irish'
Rights, politics and the law of the European Union
Constituting human rights
Human rights and the integrity of the law
The general jurisprudence of human rights
The jurisprudence of Article 6 : due process and the common law
Imagining civil justice
The principles of civil procedure
Imagining criminal justice
The principles of criminal procedure
The politics of representation : legal aid, human rights and access to justice.

Summary Note

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.

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