Timothy A.O. Endicott, ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, Oxford: OUP, 2009
Posted: 6 Feb 2010 Last revised: 23 Nov 2010
Date Written: August 1, 2009
This book aims to explain the constitutional principles that underlie the varieties of administrative law, and to give some unity to the diverse topics that students need to master in order to understand this complex branch of public law. The book uses the law of judicial review to identify and explain the constitutional principles, and then proceeds to show how those principles ought to be worked out in the private law of tort and contract, in the new Tribunals Service, and in non-judicial techniques such as investigations by ombudsmen, auditors, and other government agencies. The author takes an analytical approach, providing an historical and comparative context and exploring key cases in depth to illustrate the subject in practical context. The book offers a new critical explanation and assessment of the twenty-first century developments in the subject, for example, of the strain put on the judicial role by the 'war on terror'. The overall objective of the work is to provide students with the resources needed to apply constitutional principles to the problems of administrative law.
Keywords: administrative law, constitutional law, public law
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