Institutional Concepts of Administrative Justice

I will be giving a paper entitled ‘Institutional Concepts of Administrative Justice’ at the University of Oxford’s Public Law Discussion Group. The seminar will be at 5pm on January 25th 2017. Information on location will follow on the  Group’s website.

The abstract for the paper is as follows:

This paper argues for the transfer of an approach from administrative law to the wider field of administrative justice. The approach in question is the normative elaboration of fundamental institutional concepts. The study of administrative law has devoted much attention to this: it has seen nuanced debates about concepts such as the Rule of Law and the separation of powers. This paper claims that there are a further range of fundamental institutional concepts within the field of administrative justice. Such concepts include ‘timeliness’, ‘administrative independence’, and ‘public service ethos’. These concepts are frequently used, normatively disputed (whether explicitly or by implication), and, to date, without proper reflection of their normative content. Such reflection will benefit the contemporary administrative justice debate.