Politics and Governance in the UK

Second edition

by Michael Moran

Extra Resources - Chapter 21

Bradley and Ewing (2010) is a standard text on Constitutional Law. Reiner (2010) is authoritative on the development of politics and policing. Griffith (1991/1997) began a prolonged debate about the impartiality of the judiciary, one which has deeply affected many of the changes described in this chapter. Le Seuer (2004) examines the most recent changes. Hood et al (2000), chapter 6, is a rare 'political' analysis of the prison service. The Butler Report (Butler 2004) threw an even rarer light on the workings of the key security machinery; likewise the material generated by the Hutton Inquiry, Hutton 2004 and 2004a. This is among the fast changing of all the areas examined in this chapter. A good way to follow it academically is to check two important journals: Public Law and the Modern Law Review, in all good academic libraries.

Most of the web sources, though absolutely vital for this chapter, are highly partisan in different ways. The best is provided by Statewatch, a group set by lawyers in 1991. It is avowedly 'libertarian' but its main page provides a huge range of links to reports, official and otherwise, from right across the European Union: http://www.statewatch.org/.