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A Theory of Legitimate Expectations for Public Administration

Alexander Brown


In this book Alexander Brown addresses the fundamental terms of our relationship to governmental administrative agencies, and whether they should have unfettered discretion over administrative policies and measures. In doing so he develops a new theory of legitimate expectations for public administration based on answers to the following questions. First, what makes expectations legitimate? Second, what principles of administrative justice should govern the conduct of governmental administrative agencies in relation to legitimate expectations? Third, what normatively supports or grounds these ... More

Keywords: legitimate expectations, administrative justice, responsibility, liability, rule of law, concern and respect, credible commitments, reliance interests, security of expectations, pain of disappointment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198812753
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198812753.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Brown, author
Reader in Political and Legal Theory, University of East Anglia