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Vol 24 No 4 April/May 2019

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Good Governance: Concept and Context

ISBN13: 9780198841159
Published: April 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £70.00

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This book explores the creation, development, and impact of the concept of 'good governance'. It argues that, alongside the ideas of the rule of law and democracy, good governance acts as a third conceptual cornerstone of the modern state. Good governance can be viewed as a multilevel concept influenced by regional and international legal developments while being grounded in national administrative law.

The book presents six principles of good governance: properness, transparency, participation, effectiveness, accountability, and human rights. The development of each of these principles on the national level is explored in a wide range of European contexts, and in Australia, Canada, and South Africa.

As well as offering a fully up-to-date and comprehensive overview of administrative law in different jurisdictions, the book compares the implementation of the principles of good governance, taking into account international and European administrative law developments.

Constitutional and Administrative Law
Part I: Developing the Concept of Good Governance
1: Good Governance: an Introduction
2: An Overview of Good Governance
3: Good Governance on Multiple Levels
4: Principles of Good Governance: The Theoretical Perspective
5: The Rule of Law and Good Governance
6: Democracy and Good Governance

Part II: Good Governance: Specification by Principles
7: The Principle of Properness
8: The Principle of Transparency
9: The Principle of Participation
10: The Principle of Effectiveness
11: The Principle of Accountability
12: The Principle of Human Rights

Part III: Implementation of the Principles of Good Governance on the National, EU, and International Level
13: Implementation of The Principles Of Good Governance On The National Level: General Discussion
14: Implementation of the Principles of Good Governance on the National Level in the EU
15: Implementation of the Principles of Good Governance on the National Level Outside the EU
16: Implementation of the Good Governance Principles on the European Level
17: Implementation of the Good Governance Principles on the International Level
18: Conclusions-Good Governance: Concept and Context