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Discretionary powers a legal study of official discretion by D. J. Galligan

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford [Oxfordshire], New York .
Written in English


  • Administrative discretion -- Great Britain.,
  • Judicial discretion -- Great Britain.,
  • Administrative discretion,
  • Judicial discretion

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Edition Notes

StatementD.J. Galligan.
LC ClassificationsKD4882 .G35 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 401 p. ;
Number of Pages401
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19722645M
ISBN 100198254989

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Now that various senses of discretion have been considered and a standard case suggested, the next task is to consider the relationship between discretionary powers and ideas about law and legal systems. Such an undertaking is of interest in its own right, but it has a special importance because of the belief that discretionary powers are in some ways incompatible with notions of law. One noticeable feature of modern legal systems is the extent to which power is conferred upon government officials and agencies to be exercised at their discretion, according to policy considerations, rather than according to precise legal standards. This book is a legal and jurisprudential analysis of discretionary power in modern legal systems, with particular emphasis on the consequences of. Widely practiced in bourgeois states, the granting of discretionary power to state and administrative agencies, individual officials, and judges is an expression of the crisis of bourgeois legality. For instance, in the Federal Republic of Germany adopted the so-called emergency laws granting wide discretionary powers to the government. "The most thought-provoking book about executive power written in a decade filled with important work on the subject This book should set the stage for conversations about discretionary power for years to come A fascinating, thought-provoking book."--H-Net ReviewsReviews: 1.

Discretionary Police Powers to Punish Clare Farmer This book uses an Australian case study to shine a much-needed spotlight on discretionary police powers to . : Discretionary Powers: A Legal Study of Official Descretion (Clarendon Paperbacks) (): Galligan, D. J.: BooksFormat: Paperback. `Discretionary Powers is a pioneering work an impressive work of scholarship. It is ambitious in its overall objectives, extensive in its use of sources, full of interesting and useful insights, and clear and effective in many of its criticisms. In modern legal systems, power is conferred upon government officials and agencies to be exercised in their discretion according to policy considerations, rather than according to precise legal standards. This legal and jurisprudential analysis of discretionary power emphasizes the consequences of discretion in the relationship between the individual and the state.

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