Part I-What is the Sovereignty of Parliament? 1. The Function and the Virtue of Parliamentary Sovereignty 2. The Manner and Form Theory of Parliamentary Sovereignty Part II-Understanding Modern Challenges to the Sovereignty of Parliament 3. The Non-Critical Challenges: Devolution, the Human Rights Act and Common Law Constitutionalism 4. UK Membership of the European Union 5. Jackson 6. The European Union Act 2011 Part III-The Virtue and Function of the Manner and Form Theory 7. A Democratic Justification of the Manner and Form Theory 8. The Potential Utility of the Manner and Form Theory
Michael Gordon is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool.
...Gordon's book is undoubtedly well researched, logically argued, readable and stimulating. It is a valuable addition to [a] growing body of material on the role of parliamentary sovereignty in the UK Constitution... -- Dr Simon Lavis * Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education * The entire book is detailed and very well argued...it is the best attempt I have seen at saving the concept of parliamentary sovereignty. -- Ronan Cormacain * The Theory and Practice of Legislation * Gordon's book makes an excellent contribution to the literature, providing food for thought for many years to come. -- Alison L Young * Public Law *