Responsive Legality : The New Administrative Justice, Hardback Book

Responsive Legality : The New Administrative Justice Hardback



Responsive Legality is an important book about twenty first century justice.

It explores the legal and moral values that twenty-first-century public officials use to make their decisions, engaging existing theoretical models of administrative justice and updating them to reflect changed twenty-first-century conditions.

Together, these features of twenty-first century public administration are coined 'responsive legality'.

Whereas twentieth-century public officials were generally driven by their concern for bureaucratic rationality, professional treatment, moral judgement and - towards the end of the century - the logics of 'new managerialism', the twenty-first-century public official embodies greater complexity in their characteristic pursuit of substantive and procedural justice.

In responsive legality, government decision makers show a distinct concern for the protective parameters of the rule of law, a purposive pursuit of fair outcomes and a commitment to flexible decision making.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 142 pages, 2 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Jurisprudence & general issues
  • ISBN: 9781138592742



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