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The theory and practice of political law / Gregory Tardi ; foreword by Peter Milliken.


Public Safety Canada Library


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KE 4120 T37 2011




Includes bibliographical references and index.


xl, 454 p. ; 24 cm.


This book addresses several questions: What is the predominant influence on the conduct of public affairs? To what extent does law influence governing? Does the impact of law always supplant politics or public policy and administration? How do legal rules operate in the legislative process? To what extent does legality influence the judicial process? These are all fundamental matters of political law. The Theory of Practice and Political Law enables the reader, with examples in hand, to hold up a legal mirror to the practice of democracy in Canada. Gregory Tardi's book makes the point that among all the distinguishing characteristics of a genuine democracy, the most fundamental is the observance of the rule of law and the seriousness of the role of law.



1. Legality and power: the fundamental and timeliness debate in governing -- 2. HIstorical background: the evolution of scholarship -- 3. Historical background: the milestone instruments -- 4. The modern law, policy and politics scene -- 5. The comprehensive theory of political law -- 6. The practice of political law in the legislative branch -- 7. The practice of political law in the judicial branch -- 8. The professional focus of political law: accountability to law -- 9. The accountability to law of heads of state and government -- 10. Patterns of scenarios in political law -- 11. The need for a concept of political law.


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