Law and Administration (Law in Context 3rd Revised edition)

Law and Administration (Law in Context 3rd Revised edition)

By: Carol Harlow (author), Richard Rawlings (author)Paperback

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This definitive textbook explores the field of law which allows government and its agencies to practically apply its laws. The subject, affected by policy and political factors, can challenge even the more advanced student. In response, this title looks at both the law and the factors informing it, laying down the foundations of the subject. This contextualised approach also allows the student to develop the broadest possible perspective. Case law and legislation are set out and discussed, and the authors have built in a range of case studies to give a practical emphasis to the study. It is, however, the distinctive theoretical framework for administrative law that the authors develop that distinguishes this title from others and allows for real understanding of the subject. This updated edition will cement the title's seminal status.

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Carol Harlow is Emeritus Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Richard Rawlings is Professor of Public Law at University College London.


1. Red and green light theories; 2. The changing state; 3. Transforming judicial review; 4. Making the law; 5. Rules and discretion; 6. Regulation and governance; 7. Regulatory design and accountability; 8. Contractual revolution; 9. Contract, contract, contract; 10. Into the jungle: complaints, grievances and disputes; 11. Tribunals in transition; 12. The Parliamentary Ombudsman: firewatcher or firefighter?; 13. Inquiries: a costly placebo?; 14. Procedural review: continuity and change; 15. Elite dimension: court structures and process; 16. Judicial review and administration: a tangled web; 17. 'Golden handshakes': compensation and liability.

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/08/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780521701792
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 880
  • ID: 9780521701792
  • weight: 1370
  • ISBN10: 0521701791
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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