ISBN 9781107669406,The Law-Making Process

The Law-Making Process



Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9781107669406

ISBN-10 1107669405

Paper Back

Edition 6th
Number of Pages 504 Pages
Language (English)

Agency law

As a critical analysis of the law-making process, this book has no equal. For more than two decades it has filled a gap in the requirements of law students and others taking introductory courses on the legal system. It deals with every aspect of the law-making process: the preparation of legislation; its passage through Parliament; statutory interpretation; binding precedent; how precedent works; law reporting; the nature of the judicial role; European Union law; and the process of law reform. It presents a large number of original texts from a variety of sources - cases, official reports, articles, books, speeches and empirical research studies - laced with the author's informed commentary and reflections on the subject. This book is a mine of information dealing with both the broad sweep of the subject and with all its detailed ramifications.

Table of Contents
Preface to the sixth edition
Preface to the first edition
Books, pamphlets, memoranda and articles excerpted
Table of cases
1. Legislation - the Whitehall stage
2. Legislation - the Westminster stage
3. Statutory interpretation
4. Binding precedent - the doctrine of stare decisis
5. How precedent works
6. Law reporting
7. The nature of the judicial role in law-making
8. Other sources of law
9. The process of law reform.