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(p. 36) 2. Themes, Sources, and Principles 

(p. 36) 2. Themes, Sources, and Principles
(p. 36) 2. Themes, Sources, and Principles

Mark Elliott

and Robert Thomas


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date: 26 April 2019

This chapter discusses the UK’s constitutional arrangements, and in particular, four important issues concerning the UK constitution, of which it is necessary to be aware at the outset. First, it sets out the three key themes that emerge from the study of contemporary UK public law, and second, examines the sources of the UK constitution. Third, the chapter addresses a number of principles that occupy a central role in UK public law, before finally considering whether the UK should adopt a written, or codified, constitution.

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