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Law and Administration

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  • Date Published: September 2021
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316604373

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  • Law and Administration takes a contextual approach to administrative law, setting law and legal rules in the context of the social, political and economic forces that shape the law, and of the complex constitutional framework in which contemporary administrative law operates. This book contains a full account of judicial review, the traditional heartland of administrative law, and adds to this by taking into account the concerns of government, officials and agencies who operate and shape the law. It also looks at the possible future of administrative law in an increasingly automated and digitalised world. A fully revised and updated new edition, this book includes new case studies of regulatory agencies and government contracting to develop understanding of law in practice.

    • Students' full understanding encouraged with discussion of the law and its socio-political context
    • New pedagogy includes student-focused questions, and introductions and conclusions to every chapter
    • Completely updated to track the changing context of public administration and administrative law and reflect radical changes in the field.
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    ‘From its first edition in 1984, this book has deliberately provoked lawyers to venture beyond their doctrinal bubbles: it truly is the leading work on law and administration. Its coverage of legal doctrine is vast, its sense of where the law has come from and where it is heading has always been unerring, and above all, its research into the effects of administration upon law (and vice versa) is dazzling. This new edition has been radically rewritten, including (for example) new material on the UK post-Brexit, governing in a pandemic, and computerised decision-making and rule-making in the era of artificial intelligence.’ Mark Aronson, Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Law and Justice, University of New South Wales

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    Product details

    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: September 2021
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316604373
    • length: 954 pages
    • dimensions: 241 x 169 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.8kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The State and Administrative Law
    2. Changing the Mindset
    3. State of Change
    4. Transforming Judicial Review
    5. Making the Law
    6. Discretion and Rules
    7. The Information State
    8. A Regulatory Laboratory
    9. Regulatory Look: Agency Development and Accountability
    10. Contractual Revolution
    11. Contract, Contract, Contract
    12. 'Golden Handshakes': Liability and Compensation
    13. Growing a Complaints Service
    14. Tribunals and Administrative Justice
    15. The Public Inquiry: Investigation and Accountability
    16. Procedural Review in Question
    17. Testing Ground: Legality, Process and Substance
    18. Judicial Review Litigation: Equalities Focus
    19. Judicial Review Process and Impact.

  • Authors

    Carol Harlow, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Carol Harlow FBA, QC (Hon), is Emerita 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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