[Book] Book publication announcement: Comparative Administrative Law, edited by Susan Rose-Ackerman and Peter Lindseth (Edward Elgar)
This is to announce the publication of the edited volume
based on the conference on Comparative Administrative Law that Professors Susan
Rose-Ackerman and Peter Lindseth organized at Yale Law School in May 2009.
The chapters in this book represent a broad, multi-method approach
combining perspectives from history and social science with more strictly legal
analyses. Comparisons of the United States, continental Europe, and the British
Commonwealth are complemented by contributions that focus on Latin America,
Africa, and Asia. The work aims to stimulate comparative research on public
law, reaching across countries and scholarly disciplines.
Beginning with historical reflections on the emergence of administrative
law over the last two centuries, the volume then turns to the relationship of
administrative and constitutional law, with an additional section focusing on
the key issue of administrative independence. Two further sections highlight the
possible tensions between impartial expertise and public accountability,
drawing insights from economics and political science as well as law. The final
section considers the changing boundaries of the administrative state - both
the public-private distinction and the links between domestic and transnational
regulatory bodies such as the European Union. In covering this broad range of
topics, the book illuminates a core concern of administrative law: the way
individuals and organizations across different systems test and challenge the
legitimacy of public authority.
You can find a flyer for the book with the table of contents
here. The direct link to the book on Elgar's website is here. Right now the book is only available in hard cover. A paperback will be
published in the fall of 2011 at a much more affordable price.