The Theory and Practice of Political Law, Second Edition
By: Gregory Tardi, B.A. (Hons.), B.C.L., LL.B., DJur.
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-7325-8
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 520 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2016-08-26
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $167.00

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A must-have for anyone with an abiding interest in politics

The principal characteristic of a democratic state is its adherence to the rule of law. In a modern setting, where there are diverse types of instruments of governing, consideration of the rule of law must be supplemented with discussion of the role of law. In the environment where legality, politics and public administration intersect and interact, The Theory and Practice of Political Law 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. This resource 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. A must-have for anyone with an abiding interest in politics – lawyers, elected representatives, candidates for election, civil servants and their staff, judges, and students of law, political science and Canadian studies.
About the Author
Gregory Tardi, B.A. (Hons.), B.C.L., LL.B., DJur., is Senior Legal Counsel in the Office of the Law Clerk and Senior Parliamentary Counsel at the House of Commons in Ottawa. He provides advice on constitutional law and on the law and custom of Parliament to the Speaker of the House of Commons, to the Board of Internal Economy, to all Members of the House of Commons, and to the House Administration. Mr. Tardi has worked in various capacities for several government departments, including the Privy Council Office, the Department of Justice, and Elections Canada. Mr. Tardi teaches at the Faculty of Law, McGill University and has lectured throughout Canada and the U.S. He has published several books and dozens of articles.
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