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Law and Administration

3rd Edition


Part of Law in Context

  • Date Published: August 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521197076

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About the Authors
  • This definitive textbook explores the field of law which allows government and its agencies to practically apply its laws. The subject, affected by policy and political factors, can challenge even the more advanced student. In response, this title looks at both the law and the factors informing it, laying down the foundations of the subject. This contextualised approach also allows the student to develop the broadest possible perspective. Case law and legislation are set out and discussed, and the authors have built in a range of case studies to give a practical emphasis to the study. It is, however, the distinctive theoretical framework for administrative law that the authors develop that distinguishes this title from others and allows for real understanding of the subject. This updated edition will cement the title's seminal status.

    • Students' full understanding encouraged with discussion of the law and its socio-political context
    • Cases and materials set out and commented on, with case studies included to illustrate the law in action
    • Completely updated to reflect radical changes in the field since the second edition
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    'A compelling reworking of an administrative law classic. The first two editions of Law and Administration set new standards for empirically-grounded administrative law scholarship. Admirers of the text in its previous manifestations will quickly recognise the new edition's distinctive (and inimitable) interweaving of theory, doctrine and insightful case studies, all underpinned by meticulous research. This fascinating update demands attention from all those studying this fast-moving field.' Thomas Poole, London School of Economics and Political Science

    '… a book at the core of the 'law in context' enterprise … It is enormously wide-ranging …' Edinburgh Law Review

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: August 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521197076
    • length: 880 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.84kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Red and green light theories
    2. The changing state
    3. Transforming judicial review
    4. Making the law
    5. Rules and discretion
    6. Regulation and governance
    7. Regulatory design and accountability
    8. Contractual revolution
    9. Contract, contract, contract
    10. Into the jungle: complaints, grievances and disputes
    11. Tribunals in transition
    12. The Parliamentary Ombudsman: firewatcher or firefighter?
    13. Inquiries: a costly placebo?
    14. Procedural review: continuity and change
    15. Elite dimension: court structures and process
    16. Judicial review and administration: a tangled web
    17. 'Golden handshakes': compensation and liability.

  • Authors

    Carol Harlow, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Carol Harlow is Emeritus Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

    Richard Rawlings, University College London
    Richard Rawlings is Professor of Public Law at University College London.

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