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Good Administration and the Council of Europe: Law, Principles, and Effectiveness

Ulrich Stelkens and Agnė Andrijauskaitė


This book is about the existence and effectiveness of written and unwritten standards of good administration developed within the framework of the Council of Europe (CoE) and in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. These standards—called the ‘pan-European general principles of good administration’—cover the entire range of general organizational, procedural, and substantive legal institutions meant to ensure a democratically legitimized, open, and transparent administration respecting the rule of law. Thus, they are about the ‘limiting function’ of administrative law, i.e. its f ... More

Keywords: Council of Europe, good administration, European administrative law, European public law, rule of law, good governance, European Convention on Human Rights, administrative procedure, administrative justice, Europeanization of administrative law

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198861539
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198861539.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ulrich Stelkens, editor
Professor for Public Law, German, and European Administrative Law, German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer

Agnė Andrijauskaitė, editor
Research Associate, German Research Institute for Public Administration

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Ulrich Stelkens and Agnė Andrijauskaitė

Part I Foundations: Sources and Methods

7 The Dutch Paradox

Janneke Gerards, Frank van Ommeren, and Johan Wolswinkel

20 Europeanization through Constitutionalism

Madis Ernits and Karmen Pähkla

21 The Pan-European General Principles of Good Administration in Lithuania

Jurgita Paužaitė-Kulvinskienė and Agnė Andrijauskaitė

24 A Tale of Europeanization

Dacian C. Dragoș and Cosmina Chirila

Part VI Conclusion

End Matter