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The Executive in the Constitution: Structure, Autonomy, and Internal Control

Terence Daintith and Alan Page


This book is a constitutional and legal analysis of the inner workings of the executive. It aims to provoke a reappraisal, by constitutional lawyers, of the place of the executive within the constitution, by exploring the legal foundations of the powers and structure of the executive, and the mechanisms through which the centre of the executive seeks to control the actions of departments. The book shows that the machinery of executive co-ordination and control is no less crucial a dimension of the constitutional order than the external machinery of democratic and legal control. It examines in ... More

Keywords: executive, constitution, legal resources, parliamentary controls, judicial controls, European Union, judicial review

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198268703
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268703.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terence Daintith, author
University of London

Alan Page, author
University of Dundee