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Book Review: Tradition and Change in European Administrative Law: An Anglo-German Comparison , by Martina Künnecke. (Berlin: Springer, 2007)

Book Review: Tradition and Change in European Administrative Law: An Anglo-German Comparison , by... book review Martina Künnecke, Tradition and Change in European Administrative Law: An Anglo-German Comparison (Berlin: Springer, 2007) xii + 266pp., ISBN 9783540486886, hb £77.00. This book by Martina Künnecke compares judicial remedies against administrative action in England and Germany. The subject is very much at the core of administrative law, concerning as it does both the legitimacy and extent of official powers and the protection of individuals' rights. In the introductory pages, the Author pleads the case for comparison in administrative law. She acknowledges that comparative law is less developed in this field than in private law. At the same time, European law, both ECHR and EU, have exposed administrative law to foreign influence as never before. The aim of the book is to show the developments in both English and German administrative law as a result of this influence. Martina Künnecke is aware that comparative law need context because context can create path dependencies. She quite rightly remarks: `It is crucial that in the field of administrative law the comparison is not restricted to rules and principles but that both the historical perspective and the constitutional context in which a legal system operates is embraced in that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Public Law Kluwer Law International

Book Review: Tradition and Change in European Administrative Law: An Anglo-German Comparison , by Martina Künnecke. (Berlin: Springer, 2007)

European Public Law , Volume 14 (2) – Jun 1, 2008

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book review Martina Künnecke, Tradition and Change in European Administrative Law: An Anglo-German Comparison (Berlin: Springer, 2007) xii + 266pp., ISBN 9783540486886, hb £77.00. This book by Martina Künnecke compares judicial remedies against administrative action in England and Germany. The subject is very much at the core of administrative law, concerning as it does both the legitimacy and extent of official powers and the protection of individuals' rights. In the introductory pages, the Author pleads the case for comparison in administrative law. She acknowledges that comparative law is less developed in this field than in private law. At the same time, European law, both ECHR and EU, have exposed administrative law to foreign influence as never before. The aim of the book is to show the developments in both English and German administrative law as a result of this influence. Martina Künnecke is aware that comparative law need context because context can create path dependencies. She quite rightly remarks: `It is crucial that in the field of administrative law the comparison is not restricted to rules and principles but that both the historical perspective and the constitutional context in which a legal system operates is embraced in that

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Published: Jun 1, 2008

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