Public Law and Public Administration, 4th Edition

  • Philip J. Cooper Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University
  • ISBN-10: 0495007552  |  ISBN-13: 9780495007555
  • 784 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2000
  • © 2007 | Published
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Prepare for your career in government service with PUBLIC LAW AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION! With the increasingly significant role of contracting out in public administration, this book is a must read for anyone who plans to enter the field of government service or public administration. Based on the premise that there is a complex, ongoing interaction between law and administration in the United States, this readable political science text proposes that administrative law problems are not only legal but also administrative and political.

Features and Benefits

  • The text reflects the increasingly significant role of contracting out in public administration and its implications for law, politics, and management.
  • Implications of deregulation, decentralization, downsizing, and reengineering are covered in terms of the intergovernmental character of public administration.
  • The dynamic effects of globalization are emphasized.
  • An in-depth case study on environmental justice and the U.S. EPA adds a case study on regulation to the Eldridge case study on social service, and also provides an extended treatment of the concept of equity.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Defining the Field.
2. The Law in Books: An Orientation to Legal Research.
3. The Law in Action.
4. A History of Law and Administration.
5. Agency Rulemaking.
6. Administrative Adjudications.
7. Judicial Review.
8. Informal Process: "The Lifeblood of the Administrative Process."
9. Administrative Discretion: Uses, Abuses, Controversies, and Remedies.
10. Politics and Regulatory Agencies: Law and Politics in Administration.
11. Acquisition, Use, and Dissemination of Information: A System of Information Policy.
12. The Law and Public Employees.
13. Administrative Responsibility.
14. Law and Administration for the Twenty-First Century.
Appendix 1: Mathews v. Eldridge: The Anatomy of an Administrative Law Case.
Appendix 2: EPA and the Mandate for Environmental Justice: The Battle Over a New Kind of Regulation.
Appendix 3: The Administrative Procedure Act.
Appendix 4: Executive Orders 12866, 12291, and 12498.
Appendix 5: Selected Readings on Law and Administration.
Case List.

What's New

  • This edition addresses a variety of changes in the field that have resulted from rapid developments in information technology, and particularly the growing importance of the Internet not only in terms of new laws, but also in such matters as legal research.
  • The fourth edition adds to the previous editions' emphasis on the intergovernmental character of public law in public administration with a new degree of careful consideration given to the increasingly important concept of governance, as problems are increasingly addressed in the total context of governance in governmental, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations.
  • Issues of equity are considered in a number of areas in the new edition.
  • The significance of 9/11 and the policies and politics that have shaped administrative law and public administration since are integrated into this edition.
  • While the last edition integrated the policies and administrative styles of the Clinton era, this edition includes lessons and policies from the first term of the G.W. Bush administration as well as important issues arising in the second term.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Philip J. Cooper

Profesor Cooper is Professor of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He received his Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University and has held faculty positions at Georgia State University, the Nelson Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy of the State University of New York at Albany, the University of Kansas, University of Vermont and Vermont Law School with faculty appointments in Public Administration, Political Science, Public Policy, and Law. He was the first recipient of the Charles Levine Award given by the American Society for Public Administration and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration for excellence in public affairs scholarship, teaching, and service. He is the author of numerous books and articles on public administration, administrative law, constitutional law, law and public policy, environmental policy, health care policy, and sustainable development administration. Recent books include: GOVERNING BY CONTRACT: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC MANAGERS, BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT: THE USE AND ABUSE OF PRESIDENTIAL DIRECT ACTION, CASES IN PUBLIC LAW AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, and, with Claudia María Vargas, IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: FROM GLOBAL POLICY TO LOCAL ACTION.