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: $175.00

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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., served for a long time as a lawyer in Canada's Federal Public Service.  He worked in various capacities for several government departments including the Privy Council Office and the Department of Justice.  In particular, Mr. Tardi was Legal Counsel at Elections Canada and later Senior Legal Counsel in the Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel to the House of Commons in Ottawa.  In this latter capacity, he provided advice on a variety of legal issues to Members of the House of Commons, to the Speaker of the House of Commons, to the Board of Internal Economy and to the House Administration.  Mr. Tardi has taught at Carleton University, at the Faculty of Law of McGill University and in Osgoode Hall Law School of York University.  He has lectured in Canada, the U.S., France and Hungary and has published several books and many articles.  He is Executive Editor of the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law / Revue de droit parlementaire et politique.



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