Description : This latest edition of AS Law has been fully updated to meet the requirements of the most recent changes to the specifications of both AQA and OCR examination boards. This title is tailored to the NEW four-module specifications for both AQA and OCR (although also suitable for the existing six-module specifications) includes a new chapter on Contract as part of the section on The Concept of Liability contains coverage of recent legal changes includes the effects of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, especially concerning appointment of judges and the role of senior officers, such as the Lord Chancellor; reform of the powers of the police; recent statutes and cases particularly useful in preparing for questions involving judicial precedent and statutory interpretation. is written by authors who are experienced teachers, writers and examiners for AS/A-level law.
Description : Written for sixth form and college students, AS Law covers the content of AS Law for AQA and OCR students in a lively and reader-friendly style. Topics are broken down into manageable parts, with clear headings and are illustrated throughout with photographs, diagrams, boxes and illustrations. Each chapter includes: an introduction outlining learning objectives relating to the subject specifications 'developing the subject' sections explaining a particularly important or difficult point in more detail, designed to challenge more able students a list of useful websites enabling students to access primary law materials intended to support chapter-by-chapter reading 'it's a fact!' sections highlighting interesting and contemporary applications of the legal principle under discussion dedicated sections providing detailed examination of key cases, within the context of the chapter discussion hints and tips for revision topics and strategies helping students to prepare for the types of questions that are most likely to come up in exams. The book contains a wealth of opportunities to test and apply knowledge, with revision quizzes, quick tests and sample questions and answers within each chapter and there are additional opportunities for self-testing and revision available via the Companion Website. This third edition has been revised and updated to take into account the new 2008 AQA specifications and contains a new chapter on contract liabilities, as well as expanded material on sentencing and court procedures. It also addresses recent legal developments such as the establishment of the Ministry of Justice, changes in the legal profession and the constitution, and the reform of the House of Lords. AS Law provides a stimulating and exciting approach to the subject, profiling famous legal figures and examining law in films, fiction, non-fiction and on the internet whilst offering comprehensive coverage of the AQA and OCR subject specifications fulfilling all syllabus requirements.
Description : Written by senior examiners, Ian Yule and Peter Darwent, this AQA AS Law Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Unit 2: The Concept of Liability.This full-colour book includes all you need to know to prepare for your unit exam: clear guidance on the content of the unit, with topic summaries, knowledge check questions and a quick-reference index examiner's advice throughout, so you will know what to expect in the exam and will be able to demonstrate the skills required exam-style questions, with graded student responses, so you can see clearly what is required to get a better grade
Description : Drawing upon theories of critical legal pluralism and psychological theories of narrative identity, this book argues for an understanding of popular culture as legal authority, unmediated by translation into state law. In narrating our identities, we draw upon collective cultural narratives, and our narrative/nomos obligational selves become the nexus for law and popular culture as mutually constitutive discourse. The author demonstrates the efficacy and desirability of applying a pluralist legal analysis to examine a much broader scope of subject matter than is possible through the restricted perspective of state law alone. The study considers whether presumptively illegal acts might actually be instances of a re-imagined, alternative legality, and the concomitant implications. As an illustrative example, works of critical dystopia and the beliefs and behaviours of eco/animal-terrorists can be understood as shared narrative and normative commitments that constitute law just as fully as does the state when it legislates and adjudicates. This book will be of great interest to academics and scholars of law and popular culture, as well as those involved in interdisciplinary work in legal pluralism.
Description : Your students will love this lively book. It's written in jargon-free language that they will understand, and it's designed specifically for the AQA AS-level, so there's no redundant material. It has all the essential information your students need for the exam. There are study tips, mind maps and self-testing exercises throughout. There's advice on revision and exam techniques so students can be fully prepared.
Description : Law as Culture and Culture as Law presents a spectrum of historical inquiries developing and engaging John Phillip Reid's insights and methodological approaches to legal and constitutional history. The essays gathered in this volume span nearly three centuries and two continents, ranging from the agonizing struggles over law, religion, and governance in late seventeenth-century Ireland to the legal and constitutional regimes of governmental regulation in twentieth-century New York.
Description : With a view to recent developments in both the EU and the global legal order, International Law as Law of the European Union explores how, and to what extent, international law still forms part of, and plays a role in, the current legal order of the European Union.
Description : Unlock your full potential with this revision guide which focuses on the key content and skills you need to know. With My Revision Notes for OCR AS Law you can: Take control of your revision: plan and focus on the areas you need to revise with content summaries and commentary from authors Sue Teal, Andrew Shepherd, Jacqui Sparks and Ann Radford Show you fully understand key topics by using specific examples to add depth to your knowledge of legal issues and processes Apply legal terms accurately with the help of definitions and key words on all topics Improve your skills to tackle specific exam questions with self-testing and exam-style questions and answers Get exam-ready with last-minute quick quizzes at www.hodderplus.co.uk/myrevisionnotes
Description : The Council of Ministers is one of the most powerful institutions of the European Union (EU) and plays a major role in the European policy-making process. Drawing on formal theory and combining quantitative and qualitative methods in an innovative fashion, this book provides novel insights into the role of national bureaucrats in legislative decision-making of the Council of the EU. The book examines and describes the Council of Ministers' committee system and its internal decision-making process. Relying on a wide quantitative dataset as well as six detailed case studies in the policy areas of Agriculture, Environment, and Taxation, it provides a comprehensive and systematic assessment of the extent to which national bureaucrats act as law-makers in the Council. It also examines the degree to which theories on collective decision-making, delegation, and international socialization can account for variation in the involvement of bureaucrats. Investigating how often and why national officials in working parties and committees, rather than ministers, make legislative decisions in the EU, this book addresses the implications of bureaucratic influence for the democratic legitimacy of Council decision-making. The author finds that ministers play a generally more important role in legislative decision-making than often assumed, alleviating, to some extent, concerns about the democratic legitimacy of Council decisions. Bureaucrats as Law-Makers will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners in the field of European Union politics and policy-making, legislative decision-making, intergovernmental negotiations and international socialization.
Description : Get your best grade with My Revision Notes: AQA AS Law. Unlock your full potential with this revision guide which focuses on the key content and skills you need to know for AQA AS Law. With My Revision Notes for AQA AS Law you can: - Take control of your revision: plan and focus on the areas you need to revise with content summaries and exam tips. - Show you fully understand key topics by using need-to-know cases to add depth to your knowledge of legal issues and processes. - Apply legal terms accurately with the help of definitions and key words on all topics. - Improve your skills to tackle specific exam questions with self-testing and exam-style questions and answers.