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.
The premise of this text for students of law and public management is that public law problems confronting public managers are not only legal, but are also administrative and political. Cooper (U. of Vermont) discusses, for example, the administrative justice system, legal research, judicial policymaking, agency rulemaking, administrative adjudication, informal process, administrative discretion, information policy, and public employees. Case studies are found in the appendices. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)