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, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 17 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_029721>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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