Judicial Review at the Margins: Law, Power and Prerogative

26 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2010  

Thomas M. Poole

London School of Economics - Law Department

Date Written: January 27, 2010

Abstract

This essay on judicial review approaches its subject obliquely. It focuses on a particular site of constitutional abnormality: prerogative power. An analysis of the various iterations, historical and contemporary, between law and prerogative in its specific, rooted setting provides the basis for a more general account of the contemporary nature and role of judicial review, at a time when we appear to be entering a new ‘age of prerogative’ based on the politics of security and fear.

Suggested Citation

Poole, Thomas M., Judicial Review at the Margins: Law, Power and Prerogative (January 27, 2010). LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 5/2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1543144 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1543144

Thomas M. Poole (Contact Author)

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