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Critique Bibliographique IAN McLEOD, Principles of Legislative and Regulatory Drafting, Hart Publishing (2009)

Critique Bibliographique IAN McLEOD, Principles of Legislative and Regulatory Drafting, Hart... – CRITIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE IAN McLEOD, Principles of Legislative and Regulatory Drafting, Hart Publishing (2009) As Ian McLeod has stated in the introductory page and the back page of his book, the primary objective of the book is as follows: The book provides an invaluable introduction for those engaged in legislative and regulatory drafting, while also being useful to anyone who is interested in the creation and interpretation of legislative and regulatory texts . . . It explains how drafters can convert legislative policy into a form which has the desired effect in the most direct and accessible way. (My emphasis.) The italicised words above will serve as the key criterion for reviewing McLeod’s book. The overall question we shall seek to answer is: does Principles of Legislative and Regulatory Drafting present information on legislative drafting in a ‘form which has the desired effect in the most direct and accessible way’? This will apply a two-step approach: the first step is a review of the overall structure of the book and the second is a review of the contents of the book chapter by chapter. I. THE STRUCTURE OF MCLEOD’S BOOK From a cursory reading of the table of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Journal of International and Comparative Law Edinburgh University Press

Critique Bibliographique IAN McLEOD, Principles of Legislative and Regulatory Drafting, Hart Publishing (2009)

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© Edinburgh University Press 2012
Subject
Book Review; African Studies
ISSN
0954-8890
eISSN
1755-1609
DOI
10.3366/ajicl.2012.0037
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– CRITIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE IAN McLEOD, Principles of Legislative and Regulatory Drafting, Hart Publishing (2009) As Ian McLeod has stated in the introductory page and the back page of his book, the primary objective of the book is as follows: The book provides an invaluable introduction for those engaged in legislative and regulatory drafting, while also being useful to anyone who is interested in the creation and interpretation of legislative and regulatory texts . . . It explains how drafters can convert legislative policy into a form which has the desired effect in the most direct and accessible way. (My emphasis.) The italicised words above will serve as the key criterion for reviewing McLeod’s book. The overall question we shall seek to answer is: does Principles of Legislative and Regulatory Drafting present information on legislative drafting in a ‘form which has the desired effect in the most direct and accessible way’? This will apply a two-step approach: the first step is a review of the overall structure of the book and the second is a review of the contents of the book chapter by chapter. I. THE STRUCTURE OF MCLEOD’S BOOK From a cursory reading of the table of

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African Journal of International and Comparative LawEdinburgh University Press

Published: Jun 1, 2012

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