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Administrative Law in the Political System

5th Edition

By Kenneth F Warren


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Emphasizing that administrative law must be understood within the context of the political system, this core text combines a descriptive systems approach with a social science focus. Author Kenneth F. Warren explains the role of administrative law in shaping, guiding, and restricting the actions of administrative agencies. Providing comprehensiv

Table of Contents


  1. Administrative Law: An Introduction

  2. The Growth of Administrative Power and its Impact on the American System

  3. Legislative Attempts to Achieve Democratic Accountability in the Administrative Process

  4. Protecting Administrators from Undue Interference and Harassment

  5. Rulemaking: Agencies as Legislative Bodies

  6. The Public Policy Making Tug-of-WarBetween Rulemaking and Ordermaking

  7. Agency Hearings: How Fair Are They?

  8. Administering Public Policies Discretionary Agency Actions

  9. Judicial Review of Agency Behavior

  10. Suing the Government and its Administrators

  11. An Administrative Law Challenge:Balancing Societal and Individual Rights When Conducting Administrative Searches and Seizures



Case Index

Name Index

Subject Index

About the Author

Kenneth F. Warren is Professor of Political Science at Saint Louis University, USA, where he teaches and conducts research in the area of American politics. President of the Warren Poll for over two decades, he also conducts polls for the media, government, private clients, and politicians. He has served as a political analyst for local, national, and international media for thirty years, appearing in the New York Times, the London Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the New Republic, and on most major television networks.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Legislative Branch
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General