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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.
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.