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Contemporary French Administrative Law

Contemporary French Administrative Law

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  • Publication planned for: March 2022
  • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2022
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781009056663

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  • Despite the growing scholarly interest in comparative public law, there remain relatively few works on the subject. Contemporary French Administrative Law aims to redress that imbalance, offering English-language readers an authoritative introduction to the key features of French administrative law and its institutions. The French legal system is among the most well-developed and influential in the world, and, as procedures continually adapt to European and international influences, it has never been more worthy of research, study and interrogation. This book employs a wide range of recent, illustrative cases to demonstrate how French administrative law works both in theory and in practice. Using a systematic approach and covering everything from judicial review to public contracts, this is a highly valuable text for any student or researcher with an interest in French law. The book is also available as Open Access.

    • Offers a comparative approach to French public law, which, despite its growth as a research interest, is offered by few other titles
    • Assumes little-to-no knowledge of French law and written accessibly for an English-speaking/common law audience
    • Systematic outline of the key aspects of French administrative law, offering readers a simple and informative guide to French legal systems, institutions and professions
    • Uses illustrative examples from real-life cases to demonstrate how the law works in practice
    • The book is also available as Open Access
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: March 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781009056663
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2022
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The institutional and legal context of administrative law
    3. Courts and judges
    4. The procedure for making claims against public authorities
    5. The distinction between public law and private law
    6. Judicial review: procedure
    7. Maintaining legality: the grounds of review
    8. State liability
    9. Claims relating to public contracts
    10. Conclusion.

  • Authors

    John Bell, University of Cambridge
    John Bell QC (hon.), FBA is a retired professor of law at the University of Cambridge. Previously, he worked at the Universities of Oxford and Leeds. He has been visiting professor at the Universities of Paris 1 and Paris 2, Aix-Marseille 3, and the Université du Maine.

    François Lichère, Université Lyon III
    Professor François Lichère has taught administrative law since 1995. He has published numerous books and articles, mainly in the field of administrative law and public contracts law in French and English. He is also a consultant to law firms and the founder and head of the Chaire de droit des contrats publics.



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