Why do unelected bureaucrats get to exercise power? What are the limits on those powers? What recourse do citizens have if bureaucrats abuse those powers? Anyone working with government needs to know the answers to these questions. Administrative Law: The Sources and Limits of Government Agency Power concisely examines the everyday challenges of administrative responsibilities and provides students with a way to understand and manage the complicated mission that is governance. Written by leading scholar Daniel Feldman, the book avoids technical legal language, but at the same time provides solid coverage of legal principles and exemplar studies, which allows students to gain a clear understanding of a complicated and critical aspect of governance.
- Chapter 1: Non-Delegation Doctrine: “Agencies Cannot Make Laws” (Ostensibly)
- Chapter 2: The Legitimacy of U.S. Government Agency Power
- Chapter 3: Separation of Powers—Legislative and Executive Control Over Administrative Agencies
- Chapter 4: Keeping Track of Regulations; Discretionary and Informal Agency Action
- Chapter 5: Rulemaking
- Chapter 6: Preemption and Judicial Review of Agency Rulemaking
- Chapter 7: Adjudication
- Chapter 8: Adjudication—How Much Process Is Due?
- Chapter 9: Adjudication—Substantial Evidence Rule
- Chapter 10: Choice of Rulemaking or Adjudication
- Chapter 11: Availability of Judicial Review
- Chapter 12: Suing Government Agencies and Employees
- Chapter 13: Government Employment Rights and Due Process
- Chapter 14: “Transparency”: Public Access to Government Information