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Responsive Legality: The New Administrative Justice


ISBN13: 9781138592742
Published: July 2018
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00



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Responsive Legality is an important book about twenty first century justice. It explores the legal and moral values that twenty-first-century public officials use to make their decisions, engaging existing theoretical models of administrative justice and updating them to reflect changed twenty-first-century conditions. Together, these features of twenty-first century public administration are coined ‘responsive legality’. Whereas twentieth-century public officials were generally driven by their concern for bureaucratic rationality, professional treatment, moral judgement and – towards the end of the century – the logics of ‘new managerialism’, the twenty-first-century public official embodies greater complexity in their characteristic pursuit of substantive and procedural justice. In responsive legality, government decision makers show a distinct concern for the protective parameters of the rule of law, a purposive pursuit of fair outcomes and a commitment to flexible decision making. Examining the characteristics and conditions of this form of justice-oriented administrative action, the book draws together a range of academic studies on public administration across the social sciences and socio-legal studies in a timely and accessible manner and is an essential read for those interested in governance, justice and welfare.

Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Contents:
Acknowledgments
The New Administrative Justice
Contemporary Public Administration
Responsiveness
Substantive Fairness and Procedural Consistency
Applying Experience and Verifying the Truth
Protecting Welfare through the Rule of Law
Responsive Legality in Good Governance
Index