Higson-Bliss, L (2021) Trial of the State: Law and the Decline of Politics by Jonathan Sumption. London: Profile Books Ltd, 2019, 112 pp (£8.99 softback). ISBN 978-1-78-816373-6. Legal Studies. 1 - 4. ISSN 0261-3875

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<jats:p>The UK is currently experiencing what can only be described as a political crisis. As faith in politics declines amongst citizens, there is an increasing trend to turn to the courts for answers – this is the thesis of Jonathan Sumption's <jats:italic>Trial of the State: Law and the Decline of Politics</jats:italic>. Based on the 2019 Reith Lectures, two recurring themes emerge throughout the book: the decline of politics; and the rise of law to compensate.</jats:p>

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Additional Information: The final version of this article and all relevant information related to it can be found online at; https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/legal-studies/article/trial-of-the-state-law-and-the-decline-of-politics-by-jonathan-sumption-london-profile-books-ltd-2019-112-pp-899-softback-isbn-9781788163736/1D60B657AFFE4D1C5C05A2AC25AF3E08#metrics
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2021 14:34
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 14:34
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/9330

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