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Description - Judicial Review and the Constitution by Christopher Forsyth

This collection of essays presents opposing sides of the debate over the foundations of judicial review. In this work, however, the discussion of whether the "ultra vires" doctrine is best characterized as a central principle of administrative law or as a harmless, justificatory fiction is located in the topical and political context of constitutional change. The jurisprudential analysis of the relative merits of models of "legislative intention" and "judicial creativity" provides a sound base for consideration of the constitutional problems arising out of legislative devolution and the Human Rights Act 1998. As the historical orthodoxy is challenged by growing institutional independence, leading figures in the field offer competing perspectives on the future of judicial review.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841131054
ISBN-10: 1841131059
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christopher Forsyth

Dr Christopher Forsyth is a Fellow of Robinson College and Assistant Director of the Centre for Public Law at the University of Cambridge. is Reader in Law at University College London Dr. iur (Hamburg)

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