Emphasizing that administrative law must be understood within the context of the political system, this core text combines a descriptive systems approach with a social science focus. Author Kenneth F. Warren explains the role of administrative law in shaping, guiding, and restricting the actions of administrative agencies. Providing comprehensive coverage, he examines the field not only from state and federal angles, but also from the varying perspectives of legislators, administrators, and the public.

Substantially revised, the sixth edition emphasizes current trends in administrative law, recent court decisions, and the impact the Trump administration has had on public administration and administrative law. Special attention is devoted to how the neo-conservative revival, strengthened by Trump appointments to the federal judiciary, have influenced the direction of administrative law and impacted the administrative state. Administrative Law in the Political System: Law, Politics, and Regulatory Policy, Sixth Edition is a comprehensive administrative law textbook written by a social scientist for social science students, especially upper division undergraduate and graduate students in political science, public administration, public management, and public policy and administration programs.

chapter 1|23 pages

Administrative Law

An Introduction

chapter 5|42 pages

Rulemaking and Ordermaking

Agencies as Quasi-Legislative and Quasi-Judicial Bodies

chapter 6|37 pages

Agency Hearings

How Fair Are They?

chapter 7|41 pages

Administering Public Policies

Discretionary Agency Actions

chapter 8|38 pages

Judicial Review of Agency Behavior

chapter 10|55 pages

An Administrative Law Challenge

Balancing Societal and Individual Rights When Executing Administrative Searches, Seizures, and Detentions