This book focuses on the essentials that public managers should know about administrative law-why we have administrative law, the constitutional constraints on public administration, and administrative law's frameworks for rulemaking, adjudication, enforcement, transparency, and judicial and legislative review. Rosenbloom views administrative law from the perspectives of administrative practice, rather than lawyering with an emphasis on how various administrative law provisions promote their underlying goal of improving the fit between public administration and U.S. democratic-constitutionalism. Organized around federal administrative law, the book explains the essentials of administrative law clearly and accurately, in non-technical terms, and with sufficient depth to provide readers with a sophisticated, lasting understanding of the subject matter.
Author Biography: David H. Rosenbloom is Distinguished Professor of Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, DC. He is the 2001 recipient of the American Political Science Association's John Gaus Award "to honor the recipient's lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration and, more generally, to recognize achievement and encourage scholarship in public administration." Rosenbloom writes extensively about public administration and democratic constitutionalism. Major authored or co-authored titles include Public Administration: Understanding Management, Politics, and Law in the Public Sector; Public Administration and Law; Representative Bureaucracy and the American Political System; Bureaucratic Government, USA; Federal Equal Employment Opportunity; Federal Service and the Constitution; and Building A Legislative-Centered Public Administration: Congress and the Administrative State, 1946-1999, which received the 2001 National Academy of Public Administration Louis Brownlow Award for Excellence in Public Administration Literature.