Public Law I - Sources of Power module (LW11012)

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Public Law I - Sources of Power


This module will provide an introduction to the United Kingdom, Scottish and EU dimensions of our constitutional arrangements.

Examples of content

  • Introduction to constitutional law: The concept of a 'constitution'; the 'law' of the constitution; types of constitution; the United Kingdom constitution; sources of constitutional law
  • Fundamental doctrines: The sovereignty of Parliament; responsible government, the separation of powers and the rule of law
  • Parliament: The UK and Scottish Parliaments: composition and functions; the legislative process
  • The Executive: The UK and Scottish governments: composition, organisation and functions; prerogative powers; local government (briefly)
  • EU institutions and sources