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Prepare for your career in government service with PUBLIC LAW AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION! With the increasingly significant role of contracting out in public administration, this book is a must read for anyone who plans to enter the field of government service or public administration. Based on the premise that there is a complex, ongoing interaction between law and administration in the United States, this readable political science text proposes that administrative law problems are not only legal but also administrative and political.

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The premise of this text for students of law and public management is that public law problems confronting public managers are not only legal, but are also administrative and political. Cooper (U. of Vermont) discusses, for example, the administrative justice system, legal research, judicial policymaking, agency rulemaking, administrative adjudication, informal process, administrative discretion, information policy, and public employees. Case studies are found in the appendices. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495007555
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/12/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 1,295,494
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Profesor Cooper is Professor of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He received his Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University and has held faculty positions at Georgia State University, the Nelson Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy of the State University of New York at Albany, the University of Kansas, University of Vermont and Vermont Law School with faculty appointments in Public Administration, Political Science, Public Policy, and Law. He was the first recipient of the Charles Levine Award given by the American Society for Public Administration and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration for excellence in public affairs scholarship, teaching, and service. He is the author of numerous books and articles on public administration, administrative law, constitutional law, law and public policy, environmental policy, health care policy, and sustainable development administration. Recent books include: GOVERNING BY CONTRACT: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC MANAGERS, BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT: THE USE AND ABUSE OF PRESIDENTIAL DIRECT ACTION, CASES IN PUBLIC LAW AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, and, with Claudia Maria Vargas, IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: FROM GLOBAL POLICY TO LOCAL ACTION.

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Table of Contents

Part I: FOUNDATIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE. 1. Introduction: Defining the Field. 2. The Law in Books: An Orientation to Legal Research. 3. The Law in Action. 4. A History of Law and Administration. Part II: THE FORMAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS. 5. Agency Rulemaking. 6. Administrative Adjudications. 7. Judicial Review. Part III: LAW, POLITICS, AND ADMINISTRATION. 8. Informal Process: "The Lifeblood of the Administrative Process." 9. Administrative Discretion: Uses, Abuses, Controversies, and Remedies. 10. Politics and Regulatory Agencies: Law and Politics in Administration. 11. Acquisition, Use, and Dissemination of Information: A System of Information Policy. 12. The Law and Public Employees. 13. Administrative Responsibility. 14. Law and Administration for the Twenty-First Century. Appendix 1: Mathews v. Eldridge: The Anatomy of an Administrative Law Case. Appendix 2: EPA and the Mandate for Environmental Justice: The Battle Over a New Kind of Regulation. Appendix 3: The Administrative Procedure Act. Appendix 4: Executive Orders 12866, 12291, and 12498. Appendix 5: Selected Readings on Law and Administration. Case List. Index.

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