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Applied administrative justice research: why we all need more of it

Applied administrative justice research: why we all need more of it Joe Tomlinson Administrative justice research has made significant progress in illuminating the nature of administrative decision-making, redress processes, and the interface between citizen and state. While the field is now diverse, both methodologically and in terms of the subjects of study, it consists almost … Continue reading

Lessons in the teaching of administrative law: A review of The Anatomy of Administrative Law

Lessons in the teaching of administrative law: A review of The Anatomy of Administrative Law By Richard Kirkham (University of Sheffield) Administrative law scholarship has changed in nature in recent years. Abstract debates around ultra vires have been replaced by the more confrontational challenge to the reach of judicial review posed by conservative think-tanks and … Continue reading

Report Proposes New Legal Powers for the Victims’ Commissioner

Report Proposes New Legal Powers for the Victims’ Commissioner By Maurce Sunkin (University of Essex), Pam Cox (University of Essex) and Ruth Lamont (University of Manchester). This post first appeared on the Essex Law Research Blog here and is reposted with thanks and permission. The role of the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales – … Continue reading

(Lacking in) Methodological Rigour, Human Rights and Devolution: IRAL’s challenge is one of process as well as substance

(Lacking in) Methodological Rigour, Human Rights and Devolution: IRAL’s challenge is one of process as well as substance By Katie Boyle and Diana Camps (University of Stirling) The Independent Review of Administrative Law (IRAL) manifests as an example of methodological research practice that is inherently flawed from the outset. We argue here that the review … Continue reading

Contracting out and administrative justice

Contracting out and administrative justice Robert Thomas (University of Manchester) Much of the thinking and debate about administrative justice concerns the need for government to make good quality original decisions and to get things right first time. If only administrative officials could become better at making decisions and learning from their errors, then the range … Continue reading