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 comprehensive coverage, he examines the field not only from state and federal angles, but also from the varying perspectives of legislators, administrators, and the public.
Substantially revised, the fifth edition features approximately one hundred new and current cases that place administrative law in the context of the Obama administration. Each chapter concludes with an edited exemplary case that highlights major themes and helps students understand important points made in the chapter. Using straightforward prose and avoiding unnecessary legal jargon, Administrative Law in the Political System, fifth edition provides students with an informed and accessible overview of a difficult subject matter.
Praise for previous editions:
"A gem. There is no better comprehensive administrative law text for students in MPA programs and political science courses." -- David H. Rosenbloom, Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, School of Public Affairs, American University
"A worthy successor to its illustrious predecessors…Well on its way to becoming a classic in the field of public administration." -- John A. Rohr, Ph.D., Center for Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
"A lucidly written and thorough guide to the subject…Well organized and presents clearly and completely the theories and practice of administrative law…An important contribution." -- The Honorable Michael A. Wolff, Supreme Court Judge, Supreme Court of Missouri