Administrative law
(2,255 words)

1. Definition and origins

Administrative law encompasses the principles “that govern the actions of the public administration” but also regulates relations between the administration (Government) and citizens and thus establishes “the rights and duties of the citizen” with respect to the administration [9. 37].

Modern administrative law “was shaped by the basic con…

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Simon, Thomas, “Administrative law”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 29 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_029721>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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