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The constitutional foundations of judicial review

Author: Mark Elliott
Publisher: Oxford Hart 2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book comprehensively analyses the foundations of judicial review.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Elliott
ISBN: 1841131806 9781841131801
OCLC Number: 248339819
Notes: Includes index
Description: xxxii, 260 Seiten Diagramme 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 Justifying judicial review: the rise of judicial review; the challenge -justifying judicial review; the notion of constitutional legitimacy; the importance of examining constitutional legitimacy; conclusion. Part 2 The traditional ultra vires principle: structural coherence and internal coherence; the artificiality of the ultra vires principle; passive artificiality; active artificiality; the emptiness of the ultra vires principle; the radical and the moderate. Part 3 Legislative frameworks and the control of discretionary power: the constitutional status of legislative intention; legislation and the scope of discretionary power; conclusion. Part 4 The modified ultra vires principle: judicial review and the rule of law; ultra vires methodology in a constitutional setting; the modified ultra vires principle - overcoming the deficiencies of the traditional model; the advantages of the modified ultra vires principle over the common law theory of review; conclusion. Part 5 Beyond the logical boundary? judicial review of non-statutory power: the sources of governmental power; judicial review of prerogative power; judicial review of de facto governmental power; conclusion. Part 6 Judicial review and human rights: human rights in the United Kingdom; the constitutional foundations of human rights review; the legal basis of human rights review; conclusion. Part 7 The constitutional foundations of judicial review: constitutional justification and normative justification; a context-sensitive approach to constitutional justification; impetus and implementation; conclusion.
Responsibility: Mark Elliott


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It is a challenging work in every sense of the term. The thesis is closely argued. It enganges the reader. It is combative. Paul Craig Nicholas Bamforth, Oxford University Public Law March 2001 A Read more...

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