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Edited by Sir Jeffrey Jowell, Professor of Law, University College London, and Dawn Oliver QC FBA, Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law, University College London
Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC is Professor of Law at University College London, a practising barrister at Blackstone Chambers and the UK's Member of the Council of Europe's Commission for Democracy Through Law ('The Venice Commission').
Dawn Oliver QC FBA is Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law at University College
"The Changing Constitution has become firmly established as an invaluable guide to the current state of constitutional affairs in the United Kingdom." - The Student Law Journal
"The Changing Constitution is also part of a public law online resource centre which gathers together a superb list of web links, an excellent interactive timeline, and a useful list of Oxford 'news now'." - The Student Law Journal
"For anyone studying public law, particularly with a constitutional emphasis, The Changing Constitution is an important text. Its list of contributors is impressive, many of them being esteemed authors in their own right. It is rather unique, and feels much like a journal, given its issue based approach: this makes it ideal for essays and really understanding current issues." - The Student Law Journal
Review(s) from previous edition"Since it's first publication in 1985, Jowell and Oliver has been widely regarded as an important supplement to recommended textbooks for Constitutional Law, addressing constitutional development and reform by distinguished academics. This new edition is arguably no exception. - The Law Quarterly Review
I. The Constitutional Framework
Editors' introduction by Jeffrey Jowell and Dawn Oliver
1: Jeffrey Jowell: The rule of law and its underlying values
2: Anthony Bradley: The sovereignty of Parliament - form or substance?
3: Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC: Human rights and the British constitution
4: Paul Craig: Britain in the European Union
5: David Feldman: The internationalization of public law and its impact on the UK
II. The Institutional Context
6: Dawn Oliver: Reforming the United Kingdom Parliament
7: Gavin Drewry: The executive: towards accountable government and effective governance?
8: Brigid Hadfield: Devolution: a national conversation?
9: Ian Leigh: The changing nature of local and regional democracy
10: Andrew Le Sueur: Administrative justice and the resolution of disputes
III. Regulation and the Constitution
11: Richard Macrory: Environmental regulation as an instrument of constitutional change
12: Tony Prosser: Regulation and legitimacy
13: John McEldowney: Public expenditure and the control of public finance
14: Patrick Birkinshaw: Regulating information
15: Patricia Leopold: Standards of conduct in public life