The Common Law Constitution (The Hamlyn Lectures)

The Common Law Constitution (The Hamlyn Lectures)

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John Laws
Cambridge University Press, 7/17/2014
EAN 9781107434653, ISBN10: 1107434653

Paperback, 108 pages, 21.6 x 13.8 x 0.6 cm
Language: English

For the 2013 Hamlyn Lectures, Sir John Laws explored the constitutional balance between law and government in the United Kingdom. He argues that the unifying principle of the constitution is the common law and that its distinctive method has endowed the British State with profoundly beneficial effects, before examining two contemporary threats to the constitutional balance: extremism and the effect of Europe-made laws on the domestic English system.

1. The common law and state power
2. The common law and extremism
3. The common law and Europe.