Administrative law constrains and directs the behavior of officials in the many governmental bodies responsible for implementing legislation and handling governance responsibilities on a daily basis. This field of law consists of procedures for decision making by these administrative bodies, including rules about transparency and public participation. It also encompasses oversight practices provided by legislatures, courts, and elected executives. The way that administrative law affects the behavior of government officials holds important implications for the fulfillment of democratic principles as well as effective governance in society. This paper highlights salient political theory and legal issues fundamental to the U.S. administrative state but with relevance to the design and application of administrative law in any jurisdiction.
Administrative agencies, administrative process, benefit-cost analysis, courts, delegation, democracy, governance, government, judicial review, oversight, procedure, regulation, regulatory impact analysis
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Coglianese, Cary, "Administrative Law: The U.S. and Beyond" (2016). Faculty Scholarship at Penn Carey Law. 1656.
Administrative Law Commons, Law and Politics Commons, Policy History, Theory, and Methods Commons, Political Theory Commons, President/Executive Department Commons, Public Administration Commons, Public Law and Legal Theory Commons
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