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Administrative Law and Policy of the European Union$
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Herwig C.H. Hofmann, Gerard C. Rowe, and Alexander H. Türk

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199286485

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286485.001.0001

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The Aim and Approach of this Book

The Aim and Approach of this Book

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(p.20) 2 The Aim and Approach of this Book
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Administrative Law and Policy of the European Union
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Herwig C.H. Hofmann

Gerard C. Rowe

Alexander H. TÜrk

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286485.003.0002

This chapter sets out the purpose of this book, which is to describe and analyse certain aspects of the administration of the European Union, and more specifically and intensively, the legal framework within which that administration operates. In essence, then, the work addresses the legal regulation of the administration of the EU. It doing so it recognizes a central scholarly objective of both administrative science and administrative law, namely the examination of multifarious approaches, techniques, and structures of public administration in order to systematize and assess the solutions they offer to political, social, and economic problems and, where appropriate, to compare their responses to common, or at least similar, subjects and issues. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   European Union, European administrative law, legal regulation, public administration

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