Administrative Law and Politics: Cases and Comments

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Longman, 2000 - Law - 660 pages
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Accessible to students of political science and public administration who have no legal background, this text provides the clearest and most comprehensive introduction to administrative law available. Taking a case method approach, Administrative Law and Politics uses up-to-date cases and commentary to expound on the principles of administrative law, while providing springboards for classroom debate. The text also provides an excellent balance between law and policy/politics that gives both practicing public administrators and students preparing for a career in public administration important insights into the real world politics behind the rules of administrative law.

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The Origins and Meaning of Administrative Law
Elements of Modern Administrative Law
The Statutory Authority of Agencies

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About the author (2000)

Lief Carter is professor emeritus of political science at Colorado College. In addition to the previous eight editions of Reason in Law, he is the author of several books, including Administrative Law and Politics.

Christine B. Harrington is professor of politics at New York University; she is also affiliated with the Institute for Law and Society and New York University School of Law. She is the author of Shadow Justice: The Ideology and Institutionalization of Alternatives to Court and editor of Lawyers in a Postmodern World: Translation and Transgression (with Maureen Cain) and The Presidency in American Politics (with Paul Brace and Gary King). Her publications have appeared in Social and Legal Studies, Law and Policy, Law and Society Review, and Journal of Law and Policy, among others. She received the APSA Law and Courts Section s Teaching and Mentoring Award in 2004, and she is co-founder and chair of the Consortium on Graduate Law and Society Programs.

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