The Cambridge Companion to Public Law: Introduction

The Cambridge Companion to Public Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015)

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 10/2015

11 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2015 Last revised: 21 Feb 2015

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Mark Elliott

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

David Feldman

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Date Written: January 20, 2015

Abstract

Editors' introduction to The Cambridge Companion to Public Law. The Cambridge Companion to Public Law examines key themes, debates and issues in contemporary public law. The book identifies and draws out five key themes: the notions of government and the state; the place of the state and public law in the world at large; relationships between institutions and officials within the state; the legitimacy of institutions; and the identity and value of public law in relation to politics. The book presents a contemporary examination, taking account of the substantial changes witnessed in this area in recent decades and of the resulting need to reassess orthodox accounts of the subject. Written by leading authorities drawn from across the common law world, their approach is rigorous, engaging and highly accessible. This Companion acts as both a thoughtful introduction and a collection that consciously moves the discipline forward.

Keywords: public law, constitutional law

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Elliott, Mark C. and Feldman, David, The Cambridge Companion to Public Law: Introduction (January 20, 2015). The Cambridge Companion to Public Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015); University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 10/2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2552946 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2552946

Mark C. Elliott (Contact Author)

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law ( email )

10 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
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David Feldman

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law ( email )

10 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

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