Our Republican Constitution
By (author) Adam Tomkins
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Our Republican Constitution by Adam Tomkins
Book DescriptionThis new book by Adam Tomkins sets out a radical vision of the British constitution. It argues that despite its outwardly monarchic form the constitution is profoundly informed, and indeed shaped, by values and practices of republicanism. The republican reading of the constitution presented in this book places political accountability at the core of the constitutional order. As such, Our Republican Constitution offers a powerful rejoinder to the current trend in legal scholarship that sees the common law and the courts, rather than Parliament, as the central players in holding government to account. The book further contends that while the constitution should be understood as having republican foundations, current constitutional practice is, in a number of respects, insufficiently republican in character. The book closes by outlining a programme of republican constitutional reform that is designed to secure genuinely responsible government. This is an original and provocative reinterpretation of the central themes of the British constitution, drawing on constitutional history (especially of the seventeenth century), political theory and public law.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841135229
(216mm x 140mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 14-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Adam Tomkins
British Government and the Constitution, Paperback (August 2011)
Authoritative, bestselling textbook on constitutional law, now updated to include developments post-Lisbon Treaty and 2010 election.
Legal Protection of Human Rights, Paperback (February 2011)
The value and legitimacy of using courts to limit the powers of governments in the domain of human rights is a significant ongoing debate. This book provides a critical review that explores the alternative means for protecting and promoting human rights.
Executive and Public Law, Hardback (November 2005)» View all books by Adam Tomkins
Talks about the definition of executive power and the ways in which it can be rendered accountable. This book explores the nature of executive power in different legal systems such as Britain, Scotland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the EU, and seeks to draw lessons and insights from the comparative perspective.
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Author Biography - Adam Tomkins
Adam Tomkins is the John Millar Professor of Public Law at the University of Glasgow.
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