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Legitimacy in European Administrative Law

Legitimacy in European Administrative Law

Reform and Reconstruction

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  • Author(s):
  • Ruffert, M.
  • Year:
  • 2011
  • Language:
  • english
  • Size:
  • 16x24 cm
  • Pages:
  • 360
  • ISBN:
  • 9789089520982
  • Edition:
  • Paperback
  • Print/edition:
  • First


Administrative Law has been the object of thorough reforms in the various European jurisdictions. This process of transformation has considerable impacts on administrative legal scholarship in the respective countries. Profound changes in administrative activity have established new forms of administrative institutions which raise issues of legitimacy. Besides the consensus that administrative law, administrative activities and administrative institutions have to be legitimate, the concept of legitimacy with respect to a common European framework is more than ambiguous. An analysis of the concept of legitimacy in the different national legal systems promises valuable results for a discussion on the European Union level. Although the respective jurisdictions have different starting points with respect to issues of legitimacy, common sources can be detected. This is necessary in shaping and analyzing administrative law in European Union. This volume comprises the results of the third workshop of the Dornburg Research Group of New Administrative Law which took place in Paris in October 2009. The Dornburg Research Group of New Administrative Law was founded at Dornburg Castle near Jena, Germany, in 2005. Its purpose is a long-term transnational exchange of ideas between administrative law scholars from European jurisdictions.

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About the editor
Matthias Ruffert is Professor of Public Law, European Law and Public International Law at the Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, Germany. He initiated the Domburg Research Group and is co-leading it with Pascale Gonod, Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, and Andrew Le Sueur, Queen Mary College, University of London.

"Anyone interested in administrative law and legitimacy will find this volume an informative and important contribution to this field of study." Melanie Smith Cardiff, CMLRev. 2011, p. 2115-2117. 

About the European Administrative Law Series
The  European Administrative Law Series hosts academic publications related to the development of European administrative law. The series aims to cover all aspects of European administrative law, reflecting the role of the European Union, the role of domestic legal orders and their mutual relation and influence.
The publisher welcomes new book proposals for this series. Please contact the publisher, or the series editors directly.