Many books deserve a fulsome recommendation. A very few fall into that rare category of "books every citizen should read". One small book out this year more than exceeds the criteria for inclusion in this limited list [the criteria should be (1) the writer has something VERY important to say AND (2) it is written in plain, readable language]
- sources of English Law (chap 3)
- principles of the English legal system (Chap 9)
- Judicial Review (Chap 6)
- Human Rights Law - including key provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights (Chap 7)
- principles of International Law (Chap 10)
- Sovereignty of Parliament (Chap 12)
But this is not just a book for law students. Students of politics and history will also find it useful - as indeed (as I've already said a few times) ANY CITIZEN.