Law, Society and Administration in a Changing World

The 2017 Workshop was held at the Institute from Monday 10 July 2017 to Tuesday 11 July 2017.

The 2017 W G Hart Legal Workshop on Law, Society and Administration in a Changing World explored political, institutional, economic and cultural factors that influence (or have in the past influenced) the emergence and development of legal regimes for controlling administrative power. For the purposes of the Workshop, a regime for controlling administrative power encompasses legal rules and principles (‘administrative law’), and also institutions and practices relating to control of administrative power. Administrative power is understood broadly in terms of any and all of the multifarious functions and activities associated with modern ‘governance’.

Topics and Speakers included

  • Control and Controllers of Administrative Power:  Sophie Boyron (Birmingham Law School); Robert Thomas (Manchester Law School) and Joe Tomlinson (Sheffield Law School); Guillermo Jiminez Salas (University College, London); Richard Kirkham (Sheffield Law School).

  • The Development of German Control Regimes: Michael Stolleis (Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt); Peter Collin (Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt).

  • Procedures and Interest-Protection: Carol Harlow (London School of Economics) and Richard Rawlings (University College, London); Robert Siucinski (University of Lodz); Yseult Marique (University of Essex); Catherine Warin (University of Luxembourg).

  • Modelling Administrative Law Regimes: Swati Jhaveri (National University of Singapore; James Fisher (University of Tokyo).
    European Administrative and Control Regimes: Paul Craig (University of Oxford); Filipe Brito Bastos (European University Institute); Veronika Fikfak (University of Cambridge).

  • Global Administrative Governance and Control:  David Law; Gianluca Sgueo (New York University, Florence).
    Administrative Law and Presidential Power in the US: Jerry Mashaw (Yale University); Peter Strauss (Columbia University).

  • Controlling Changing Patterns of Administrative Power: Aileen McHarg (University of Strathclyde); Tom Mullen; Colin Scott and Rebecca Schmidt (University College, Dublin).
    Concluding Reflections:  Peter Cane (Christ’s College, Cambridge and Australian National University).

Academic Directors:

  • Professor Peter Cane (University of Cambridge, Australian National University)
  • Dr Hayley J. Hooper (University of Cambridge)
  • Professor Jeff King (University College London)

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