Review of Executive Action

Peter Cane

in The Oxford Handbook of Legal Studies

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780199248179
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:
 Review of Executive Action

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This article is about accountability for public decision-making. It has three main sections. The first develops two themes: that mainstream administrative law scholarship is mainly concerned with the legitimacy of the administrative process; and that the preoccupations of scholars are partly a function of the constitutional, legal, and political landscape in which administrative law operates. The second section explores the ways in which administrative law scholarship has been affected by trends in legal scholarship more generally. The third section discusses government tort liability in the wider context of the distinction between public law and private law.

Keywords: accountability; public decision-making; administrative law; legal scholarship; government tort liability; public law; private law

Article.  8683 words. 

Subjects: Law ; Legal System and Practice

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