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In Pursuit of Good Administration: Ministers, Civil Servants and Judges

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ISBN13: 9780198260363
ISBN: 0198260369
Published: July 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £78.00



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The importance of good administration is frequetly stressed by politicians, civil servants and judges. This book examines the concept against a background of extensive civil service reform, an increasingly interventionist judiciary, and exceptional executive/judicial tension. It looks at administrative and judicial perspectives, arguing that a public service model of good administration is giving way to a new public management model which supports different principles.It suggests that in many respects these principles, based on value for money and competition, sit uncomfortably with in the public sector and at times conflict with the principles upheld by the courts which have more in common woth a public service model. It concludes that now, more than ever, a Code of Good Administration is required. Such a Code would protect essential principles, enhance the constitutional authority of the courts with regard to judicial review, and, working alongside the Citizen's Charter, provide a blueprint for expected administrative standards within the civil service and beyond.

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Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. The Traditional Public Service Model of Good Administration
3. The Rational Choice or Managerial Model of Good Administration
4. The Courts and Public Administration
5. A Judicial Model of Good Administration
6. The Concerns of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and the Comptroller and Auditor General
7. An Australian Perspective: a Code of Adminstrative Practice
8. Conclusion