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Constitutional history of the UK (Second edition)

By: Lyon, Ann (University of Plymouth, UK)

1138910678 / 9781138910676
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24 cm xxx, 521 pages : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)
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Previous edition: London: Cavendish, 2003.

An appreciation of the development and evolution of the United Kingdom constitution is vital in order to understand the existing nature of the constitution, proposals for reform and the many complex challenges it faces.

Ann Lyon presents a vivid overview of fourteen hundred years of English legal history taking us on a rich journey from a feudal society to the fractured Union of the present day.

Drawing on key constitutional themes, Constitutional History of the United Kingdom provides insight and context to modern constitutional problems. This second edition has been revised and updated to bring coverage up to the present day, including parliamentary reform; the Scottish referendum on independence and further drives for enhanced devolution; the effect of EU membership on the UK Constitution; and the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998.

Constitutional History of the United Kingdom offers an accessible and highly valuable overview for students with little or no prior knowledge of British history.


LAQ Law & society, LND Constitutional & administrative law

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