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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.
David H. Rosenbloom is Distinguished Professor of Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, DC. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago (1969) and holds a BA in Political Science and an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Marietta College (1964, 1994). Before moving to American University, he taught at Syracuse University146s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (1978-1990), where he was named the first Distinguished Professor in the School146s history, the University of Vermont (1973-1978), Tel Aviv University (1971-1973), and the University of Kansas (1969-1970). In 1970-1971 he was an American Society for Public Administration Fellow in the Office of Federal Equal Employment Opportunity at the U.S. Civil Service Commission. He served as editor in chief of Public Administration Review (1991-1996) and coeditor in chief of the Policy Studies Journal (1985-1990). Rosenbloom is the 2001 recipient of the American Political Science Association146s John Gaus Award 147to honor the recipient146s 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.148 Other awards include ASPA146s 1999 Dwight Waldo Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Literature and Leadership of Public Administration through an Extended Career; Outstanding Service Award, School of Public Affairs, American University (1999); Thomas Dye Award for Outstanding Service to the Policy Studies Organization (1996); Outstanding Scholar Award, School of Public Affairs, American University (1994 and 2000); Charles Levine Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Administration, ASPA- National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) (1993); Distinguished Research Award (APSA-NASPAA) (1992); and the Syracuse University Chancellor146s Citation for Academic Excellence (1986). Rosenbloom was elected to the National Academy of Public Administration in 1986. In 1992 he was appointed to the Clinton-Gore Presidential Transition Team for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. 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.
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