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Administrative Law in the Political Sys

By Kenneth F Warren

About the Book

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 fifth edition features approximately one hundred new and current cases that place administrative law in the context of the Obama administration. Each chapter concludes with an edited exemplary case that highlights major themes and helps students understand important points made in the chapter. Using straightforward prose and avoiding unnecessary legal jargon, Administrative Law in the Political System provides students with an informed and accessible overview of a difficult subject matter.

About the Author

Kenneth F. Warren is professor of political science at Saint Louis University, and he teaches and conducts research in the area of American politics. President of the Warren Poll for over two decades, he also conducts polls for the media, government, private clients, and politicians. He has served as a political analyst for local, national, and international media for thirty years, appearing in such news sources as the New York Times, the London Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the New Republic, and on most major television networks.


“A masterpiece in enlivening administrative law. This is the ‘go to' book for faculty seeking answers to administrative law questions and a superb comprehensive administrative law text for MPA, MPP, and political science courses.”
David H. Rosenbloom, City University of Hong Kong and American University

“Professor Warren has produced a new edition of his excellent text that retains considerable strengths of previous editions while exploring significant recent developments…His command of the major topics and the literatures that illuminate them—both established and cutting-edge—is nothing short of extraordinary. The book is full of original insights, trenchant observations and sound judgment; only the rare scholar of Professor Warren's erudition and talent could sustain all three qualities in a single book… [A] major contribution to our understanding of the complex interactions between law and politics as they collide in the crucible of contemporary administrative processes.”
Cornelius M. Kerwin, President, American University