Legal Foundations Of Public Administration / Edition 3

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The third edition of this highly respected textbook introduces students of public administration to the practical issues of administrative law. While useful to law school students, it is most relevant to public management students. The presentation provides a concise foundation to the history and theory of administrative law, rule making, and judicial decisions. The most important issues in administrative law are included—meaningful issues for present and future administrators. A larger number of recent cases and other up-to-date information will be found in the book in order to make the student aware of the kinds of legal problems likely to be encountered in public agencies. One or two cases illustrate each problem at hand, rather than discussing numerous arcane court decisions and technicalities of legal procedure, in order to sketch the broad contours of the present law.

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Recent cases and other developments since the last edition 15 years ago provide a substantial update to Barry and Whitcomb's introductory administrative law text, useful to law students as well as those studying public management. The authors focus not on a comprehensive reading of the law but rather on the kinds of legal problems that administrators are most likely to be confronted with.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742543805
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald D. Barry is professor emeritus at Lehigh University. He is the author of Russian Politics: The Post-Soviet Phase. Howard R. Whitcomb is emeritus professor of political science at Lehigh University. He is the co-author of Judicial Administration: Text and Readings.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Table of Cases Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Part One: The Development of Adminstrative Law Chapter 5 Administrative Authority and Law Chapter 6 Origin and Development of the Administrative Process Part 7 Part Two: Legislative and Judicial Controls over the Administrative Process Chapter 8 Delegation of Power Chapter 9 Judicial Review of Administrative Determinations Part 10 Part Three: The Internal Administrative Process Chapter 11 Investigatory Power Chapter 12 Rules and Rule Making Chapter 13 The Right to be Heard and Adjudicatory Policy Making Chapter 14 Informal Activity and the Exercise of Discretion Part 15 Part Four: Remedies Chapter 16 Remedies Against Improper Adminstrative Acts Chapter 17 Open Government Part 18 Appendix A: Source Materials in Administrative Law Part 19 Appendix B: Administrative Procedure Act Part 20 Appendix C: The Constitution of the United States of America Part 21 Index

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