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Riding the accountability wave?: Politics of global administrative law

Jayasuriya, K. (2007) Riding the accountability wave?: Politics of global administrative law. Murdoch University. Asia Research Centre, Murdoch, W.A.

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The old certainties of administrative law – its location, nature, and purpose – are dissolving; administrative law is now much more varied, diverse, and diffused. As Sedley (1997) argues, this “systematic dispersal of the sites of power beyond the confines of what we had learned to recognise as the state, old certainties of public law are no longer there” (Sedley 1997: Foreword).1 No doubt there are some lurking in a law school here and there who would take exception to this stretching of the boundaries of administrative law. But there can be little doubt that one of the striking transformations in the industrialized and newly industrialized world is that the exercise of public power is now taking place in sites outside the formal structures of governmental power, a process which decentres and fragments the state...

Publication Type: Working Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: Asia Research Centre
Series Name: Working Paper. Asia Research Centre
Publisher: Murdoch University. Asia Research Centre
Other Information: No. 142
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