Thursday, May 15, 2008

Just published - GAL: Cases, Materials, Issues (2nd edition)

Just a quick post to announce the publication of the second - considerably expanded - edition of the Global Administrative Law Casebook has just been published. The Casebook, developed by the Istituto di Ricerche sulla Pubblica Amministrazione (IRPA) in Rome in conjunction with the IILJ at NYU, seeks to analyze global administrative law through the elaboration and examination of a number of different cases and case studies. The structure of its contents mirrors the characteristics of this new field, with sections on the emergence of global standards; on the new, complex forms of governance; on global principles for national administrative procedures; on due process; on judicial globalization; on the enforcement of global decisions; on overlapping and conflicting jurisdiction; and on the important field of global security.

Each of the forty-one sections of the book has been considerably extended from the previous edition, and now they all follow the same basic schema: each has a section on the relevant background; a list of materials and sources (with hyperlinks wherever possible); an analysis of the example in question; and a discussion of the various issues to which it gives rise, enabling each author to flag some basic theoretical problems, and to highlight the relations between the different topics examined in the book. Each section concludes with list of recommended further reading, relating specifically to the topic with which it dealt. Lastly, a general bibliography provides an overview of the most relevant works on global legal issues, and particularly global administrative law, divided into twelve different categories.

The Casebook is edited by Sabino Cassese, Bruno Carotti, Lorenzo Casini, Marco Macchia, Mario Savino and myself. Our hope is that, in this and in future iterations, it can make a genuine contribution to the crystallisation of global administrative law as a discrete and important new field of legal theory and practice.

3 comments:

Marcus said...

Great work!!!! Congratulations!

daveross said...

Yes, really a great job.

I'm going to read it tomorrow, especially because my next paper will base my theories on GAL theories.

Euan MacDonald said...

Many thanks for your kind words. Of course, please feel free to leave any comments you have on the casebook here - as noted above, this will not be the last edition published!