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Law and Public Administration

Anthony M. Bertelli

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780199226443
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199226443.003.0007

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

 Law and Public Administration

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The focus of this article is on what might be termed national administrative law, in contrast to international administrative law that governs international organizations such as the World Bank or United Nations tribunals. In democratic states, administrative law for present purposes includes mechanisms: to redress harm to individuals inflicted by government in the pursuit of government objectives, and for positive control of government agencies by branches of government with sovereign authority in lawmaking, e.g., the United States Congress. The latter function is more apparent in separation-of-powers systems, though it has parliamentary analogs. It is part constitutional and rights-oriented, and part procedural. Courts, chief executives, and bureaus themselves demarcate administrative powers.

Keywords: national administrative law; international organizations; government objectives; government agencies; administrative powers; separation of powers

Article.  9437 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Public Management and Administration ; Business and Government

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