Although I think the cover of the forthcoming Governing Britain is an attractive one, it is the content that counts. Given that, I thought it may be worthwhile listing the contents so that any reader minded to buy a copy – and take advantage of the special issue detailed in the previous post – will know what is covered.
There are twelve chapters:
- Britain’s uncodified constitution
- Constitutional twin pillars: does parliamentary sovereignty trump the rule of law?
- Constitutional conventions: when is a convention not a convention?
- The constitution, the EU and Brexit: who governs?
- Parliament and referendums: direct or representative democracy?
- Parliament and the courts: strangers, foes or friends?
- The law of Parliament: who polices the rules?
- Fixed-term Parliaments: fixed or not so fixed?
- Choosing, and removing, a prime minister: who decides?
- A deputy to the prime minister: a deputy but not a successor?
- Ministerial responsibility: responsibility for what?
- Devolution: a disunited kingdom?
Each constitutes a relatively short essay on the subject, each designed to be accessible and identifying the current position. The opening chapter sets the context.
As reported in the preceding post, a special offer has been arranged for readers of this blog. You can get a copy for half price if you order it through the publisher’s website quoting the code govbri50.