Readership: Lawyers engaged in public law and European law; teachers of jurisprudence, constitutional law and theory, and political legal theory; MPs, MSP's, and MEPs, civil servants, and political journalists dealing with the European Union and its constitutional relationships in the UK
Neil MacCormick, Formerly Regius Professor of Public Law at Edinburgh University and Member of the European Parliament
"... this engaging excursion into the ethics, sensibilities and utilities of social and political subsidiarity and autonomy." - 22(3) Legal Studies
Review(s) from previous edition"one of the most eminent legal theorists at work in the UK today. He has a nimbleness and acuity which never fail to please and impress. - Preston King, Political Studies, Vol.49, No.1,
"ingenious and fairly presented arguments." - Geoffrey Marshall, TLS, 24/3/00.
1: The Legal Framework: Institutional Normative Order
2: The State and the Law
3: The Interest of the State and the Rule of Law
4: The United Kingdom: What State? What Constitution?
5: The Benthamite Constitution: Decline and Fall?
6: A Very British Revolution?
7: Juridical Pluralism and the Risk of Constitutional Conflict
8: On Sovereignty and Post-Sovereignty
9: Democracy and Subsidiarity in the European Environment
10: Some Questions of Freedom
11: A Kind of Nationality
12: New Unions for Old