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Due Process and Fair ProceduresA Study of Administrative Procedures$
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D. J. Galligan

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198256762

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256762.001.0001

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A Map of Procedures

A Map of Procedures

(p.5) 1 A Map of Procedures
Due Process and Fair Procedures

D. J. Galligan

Oxford University Press

This chapter is a study of procedures: what they do and how they fit into a coherent picture. In their simplest form, procedures are the steps leading to a decision; they are the means for reaching a decision or other result. In a modern legal system, the range of legal decisions is considerable, but one common feature is that each tries to advance certain ends and goals. Legal decisions are in that sense purposive, and so the main point of procedures is to serve those purposes.

Keywords:   procedures, legal system, legal decisions

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