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How language works in politics : the impact of vague legislation on policy

Author: Matthew A G Williams
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Bristol University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using analysis from machine readings of all legislation enacted between 1900 and 2015, this book discusses the social impact of increasingly elastic legislative language on the contemporary workings  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew A G Williams
ISBN: 1529200202 9781529200201
OCLC Number: 1007034683
Description: xi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: How language works in politics --
Past : how has Parliament's use of language changed? --
Present : why has Parliament's use of language changed? --
Immigration : how Parliament's language affects central government powers --
Homelessness : how Parliament's language affects local government duties --
How Parliament's language affects individual rights --
Constitutional language : lessons from beyond Westminster --
Filling gaps : the Human Rights Act 1998 --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Matthew Williams.

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