This book focuses on the essentials that public managers should know about administrative law--why we have administrative law, the constitutional constraints on public administration, and administrative law's frameworks for rulemaking, adjudication, enforcement, transparency, and judicial and legislative review. Rosenbloom views administrative law from the perspectives of administrative practice, rather than lawyering with an emphasis on how various administrative law provisions promote their underlying goal of improving the fit between public administration and U.S. democratic-constitutionalism. Organized around federal administrative law, the book explains the essentials of administrative law clearly and accurately, in non-technical terms, and with sufficient depth to provide readers with a sophisticated, lasting understanding of the subject matter.
About the Author
David H. Rosenbloom is Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at American University and specializes in constitutional-administrative law, administrative theory, history, reform and personnel management. A major contributor to the field and a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration, his numerous awards include the Gaus Award for exemplary scholarship in political science and public administration, Waldo Award for outstanding contributions to the literature and leadership of public administration, Levine Award for excellence in public administration and Brownlow Award for his book, BUILDING A LEGISLATIVE-CENTERED PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. He edited PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REVIEW, coedited the POLICY STUDIES JOURNAL and is now on the editorial boards of about 20 academic journals. An author or editor of over 300 scholarly publications, he frequently guest lectures at universities in the US and abroad.