Administrative Justice in Context

Edited by: Michael Adler

This book comprises a definitive collection of papers on administrative justice, written by a set of very distinguished contributors. It is divided into five parts, each of which contains articles on a particular aspect of administrative justice. Part 1 deals with the impact of 'contextual changes' on administrative justice and considers the implications of changes in governance and public administration, management and service delivery, information technology, audit and accounting, and human rights for administrative justice. Part 2 looks at conceptual issues and describes a number of competing approaches to administrative justice. Part 3 discusses the application of administrative justice principles to private law disputes, while Part 4 examines the distinctive characteristics of administrative justice in three other jurisdictions. Part 5 focuses on the current developments in administrative justice, with a conclusion that deals with legislative and policy developments in the UK. The general approach of the book is socio-legal and interdisciplinary. The chapters adopt a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including those derived from political science, public policy, social policy, accounting, and information technology, as well as from law. Included is a section titled "Comparative Perspectives on Administrative Justice," with comparative analyses of Australia, Scandinavia, and continental Europe. The book will be of interest to lawyers - particularly those with interests in administrative law - and to social scientists - particularly those with interests in public administration, public policy, and public management.


557 pages

Publication Date: 4/30/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781841139289