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In this new edition, author Steven J. Cann once again enlivens the topic of United States administrative law through the use of recent and oclassico legal cases to make it accessible and interesting to students. Administrative Law, Fourth Edition is an engaging casebook that presents a unique problem-solving framework that contrasts democracy with the administrative state. This novel approach places the often complex subject matter of U.S. administrative law into a more comprehensible context. The Fourth Edition has been completely updated and revised and includes many new cases to reflect changes in the law since the year 2000. Each chapter begins with an interesting case that introduces key concepts followed by a summary of the principles, doctrines, and legal tests used by the courts in that area of administrative law. New cases in the Fourth Edition include: "Norton v. Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, 2004. President Bush's Secretary of Interior made a decision to allow off-road vehicles in wilderness areas. "Pennsylvania State Police v. Suders, 2004. This is the Supreme Court's most recent sexual harassment case. "Correctional Services Corporation v. Malesko, 2001. Correctional Services Corporation is a private company that contracts with the federal government to run halfway houses. An employee's reckless disregard caused the plaintiff to have another heart attack. "Whitman v. American Trucking Association, 2001. The case involves the EPA's enforcement of the Clean Air Act and is the Supreme Court's most recent delegation of power case. Administrative Law is an essential tool for those seeking to understand, or obliged to work within, its general principles. It is an excellent textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying administrative law in departments of political science and public administration.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412913966
ISBN-10: 1412913969
Format: Hardback
(231mm x 187mm x 39mm)
Pages: 616
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Steven J. Cann

Steven J. Cann is a Full Professor, Prelaw Coordinator and Former Chairman of the Department of Political Science, at Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas. He has published in the area of substantive constitutional law, primarily in civil liberties. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Purdue University in 1977. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (Ks. ASPA). He served as the President of Ks. ASPA from 1999-2000. Dr. Cann has been certified as an expert witness in Kansas District Court. He is a three-time nominee for Who's Who Among America's Teachers.