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Book Review: Administrative Law in Central and Eastern Europe , 1996-1998, by Denis J. Galligan and Daniel M. Smilov. (Central European University Press, Oxford, 1999)

Book Review: Administrative Law in Central and Eastern Europe , 1996-1998, by Denis J. Galligan... Denis J. Galligan and Daniel M. Smilov, Administrative Law in Central and Eastern Europe, 1996-1998 (Central European University Press, Oxford, 1999) ISBN 963-9 116-40-8, hb £35; ISBN 963-9 116-394, pb £13.95 This new book is the first of its kind, and an indispensable work of reference. It provides thorough and reliable information on the recent administrative law of fourteen countries of central and eastern Europe.' These include the three Baltic states, the whole of central Europe with the exception of Moldova, and the Balkan states of the former Yugoslavia with the exception of Macedonia. Russia and Ukraine are also included. The omissions in no way detract from the usefulness of the work as a whole. Its subject matter is of enormous importance for the consolidation of democracy in all of these countries. As the editors point out, a sound legal basis for public administration means that the administration must 'become imbued with fundamental constitutional notions of administration according to law, openness and transparency, respect for the rights of individuals and groups, and a general concern for fair and reasonable decision making'. Each of these states now has a modern constitution, enshrining and protecting all of the internationally recognized http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Public Law Kluwer Law International

Book Review: Administrative Law in Central and Eastern Europe , 1996-1998, by Denis J. Galligan and Daniel M. Smilov. (Central European University Press, Oxford, 1999)

European Public Law , Volume 5 (4) – Dec 1, 1999

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Denis J. Galligan and Daniel M. Smilov, Administrative Law in Central and Eastern Europe, 1996-1998 (Central European University Press, Oxford, 1999) ISBN 963-9 116-40-8, hb £35; ISBN 963-9 116-394, pb £13.95 This new book is the first of its kind, and an indispensable work of reference. It provides thorough and reliable information on the recent administrative law of fourteen countries of central and eastern Europe.' These include the three Baltic states, the whole of central Europe with the exception of Moldova, and the Balkan states of the former Yugoslavia with the exception of Macedonia. Russia and Ukraine are also included. The omissions in no way detract from the usefulness of the work as a whole. Its subject matter is of enormous importance for the consolidation of democracy in all of these countries. As the editors point out, a sound legal basis for public administration means that the administration must 'become imbued with fundamental constitutional notions of administration according to law, openness and transparency, respect for the rights of individuals and groups, and a general concern for fair and reasonable decision making'. Each of these states now has a modern constitution, enshrining and protecting all of the internationally recognized

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Published: Dec 1, 1999

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