10 March 2018

A Theory of Legitimate Expectations for Public Administration

A Theory of Legitimate Expectations for Public Administration

Author: Alexander Brown
  • Presents a new theory of legitimate expectation for public administration, arguing that agencies should be held liable for losses they directly cause by creating and then frustrating legitimate expectations.
  • Draws on normative legal and political theory to evaluate the ethics of legal doctrine and whether this is primarily an issue of fairness, security, trust in government, or something else.
    Compares and contrasts examples drawn from the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
    (Subject: Public Administration)

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