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The Resource Pressure Through Law, (electronic resource)

Pressure Through Law, (electronic resource)

Label
Pressure Through Law
Title
Pressure Through Law
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Language
eng
Summary
Group litigation has been recognised by political scientists in the States as a useful method of gaining ground and attracting publicity for pressure groups since the turn of the century. In Britain however, recognition that the courts fill such a role has come more slowly. Despite this lack of recognition, pressure through law is far from a modern phenomenon. As the authors show, such cases can be identified in Britain as early as 1749 when abolitionists used the court to test conflicting views of slavery in common law.This book looks at the extent to which pressure groups in Britain use litigation, presenting a view of the courts as a target for campaigners and a vehicle for campaigning. It begins with a description of the tradition of pressure through law in Britain, tracing the development of a parallel tradition in the United States, which has been influential in shaping current British attitudes.The authors analyse the significance of the political environment in Britain in test-case strategy. In contrast with America, Britain has no written constitution and no Bill of Rights and its lack of Freedom of Information legislation makes both litigation and the monitoring of its effects very difficult. However, the centralised character of the British government means that the effects of lobbying are rather more visible in the corridors of power.The authors examine a large number of case studies in order to analyse current practice, and they look at the rapidly changing European and international scene, discussing transnational law, the European community and the Council of Europe. They also look at the campaign tactics of global organisations such as Amnesty and Greenpeace.Carol Harlow and Richard Rawlings are experienced in public law and familiar with political science literature. They are therefore able to relate legal systems to the political process, in a book designed to be accessible and important to lawyers, to political scientists and to lobby group activists
Cataloging source
AU-PeEL
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Harlow, Carol
Dewey number
  • 342.410854
  • 344.10753
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Rawlings, Richard
Series statement
ProQuest Ebook Central
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  • Pressure groups
  • Pressure groups
  • Public interest law
  • Public interest law
  • Great Britain
Label
Pressure Through Law, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://EUI.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=235323
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Note on references and abbreviations; Table of cases; INTRODUCTION; PHILANTHROPY AND DISSENT; LIBERTY THROUGH LEGALITY: THE UNITED STATES EXPERIENCE; GROUP ACTION IN THE CIVIL COURTS; COURTS, CAMPAIGNS AND LOBBYISTS; THE STRONG ARM OF THE LAW; GLOBAL POLITICS, TRANSNATIONAL LAW; PRESSURE THROUGH LAW; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
u390394
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (388 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780203991398
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL235323
  • (OCoLC)880739090
Label
Pressure Through Law, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://EUI.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=235323
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Note on references and abbreviations; Table of cases; INTRODUCTION; PHILANTHROPY AND DISSENT; LIBERTY THROUGH LEGALITY: THE UNITED STATES EXPERIENCE; GROUP ACTION IN THE CIVIL COURTS; COURTS, CAMPAIGNS AND LOBBYISTS; THE STRONG ARM OF THE LAW; GLOBAL POLITICS, TRANSNATIONAL LAW; PRESSURE THROUGH LAW; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
u390394
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (388 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780203991398
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL235323
  • (OCoLC)880739090

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