Law is one of the most jargon-filled and least-understood of disciplines, and among its sub-branches, constitutional law is considered one of the most difficult and arcane. Yet, the Constitution affects every one of us in ways we seldom contemplate. In this volume, the reader is quickly introduced to the basic concepts of constitutionalism, such as the separation of powers, the rule of law and the principle of judicial review. In twelve succinct chapters, this book covers the basic structure of government in Singapore as well as the fundamental liberties protected under the Constitution.
Written with a minimum of fuss and jargon, this book provides the student and layperson with a compact and accessible guide to Singapore’s Constitution. A comprehensive reading list, glossary and list of cases cited is included for those interested in a more in-depth exploration of this topic. This third edition states the law as of July 2013. Publisher: Talisman Publishing
Kevin Y.L. Tan is one of Singapore’s leading public law scholars and legal historians. He holds Adjunct Professorships at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore as well as at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University.