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By Ian Cobain
In 1889, the first Official Secrets Act was passed, creating offences of 'disclosure of information' and 'breach of official trust'. It limited and monitored what the public could, and should, be told. Since then a culture of secrecy has flourished. As successive governments have been selective about what they choose...
By Niamh Howlin
This multi-disciplinary study considers the intersection between law and family life in Ireland from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. An underlying theme is the way in which the law of the family in Ireland differed from the law of the family in England.
An enduring theme of Western philosophy is that we are all one another's equals. Yet the principle of basic equality is woefully under-explored in modern moral and political philosophy. What does it mean to say we are all one another's equals? Jeremy Waldron confronts this question fully and unflinchingly in...
By Gary Slapper
Slapper and Kelly's The English Legal System explains and critically assesses how our law is made and applied. Trusted by generations of academics and students, this authoritative textbook clearly describes the legal rules of England and Wales and their collective influence as a sociocultural institution. Updated annually, Slapper and Kelly...
By Dexter Dias
a mosaic of faces building into this extraordinary portrait of our species.' Guardian'The Ten Types of Human is a fantastic piece of non-fiction, mixing astonishing real-life cases with the latest scientific research to provide a guide to who we really are.
Hilaire Barnett's Constitutional and Administrative Law has provided generations of students with reliable, accessible and comprehensive coverage of the Public Law syllabus. Mapped to the common course outline, it equips students with an understanding of the constitution's past, present and future by analysing and illustrating the political and socio-historical contexts...
This collection brings together a range of original essays by international experts in the field to explore questions of criminal law under Italian Fascism and other similar regimes, including Franco's Spain and inter-war Romania and Japan.
This book explores the links between tort law defences on a theoretical level, and examines the nature and scope of individual defences. It will be of value to academics and practitioners alike.