Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. General Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Alder
      Pages 3-22
    3. John Alder
      Pages 23-43
    4. John Alder
      Pages 90-111
    5. John Alder
      Pages 112-138
  3. Governmental Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. John Alder
      Pages 165-186
    3. John Alder
      Pages 187-206
    4. John Alder
      Pages 207-228
    5. John Alder
      Pages 229-249
    6. John Alder
      Pages 250-275
    7. John Alder
      Pages 276-289
  4. The Citizen and the State

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. John Alder
      Pages 293-320

About this book


This popular textbook explains the basic legal principles of the UK constitution in an accessible and critical way. This, the third edition, has been substantially rewritten to emphasise general legal principles and controversial problems. Since 1997 the UK constitution has experienced greater changes than at any time this century. This new edition examines these changes including moves towards devolution and the Human Rights Act 1998.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Newcastle Law SchoolUniversity of NewcastleUK

About the authors

JOHN ALDER is Professor of Law at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. He was educated at Exeter and Durham Universities. For nearly thirty years he has taught in Universities in the UK, USA, Span and Kenya. He is the author of many books, including Environmental Law and Ethics, and articles in public law, environmental law and housing law. He is also a board member of three housing associations.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Authors John Alder
  • Series Title Macmillan Law Masters
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-79268-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-15077-9
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 470
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Constitutional Law
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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