Administrative Law

Contribution to the course from the perspective of comparison of laws

26.06.20

Semester 2, 2019/20 (IUP); Tuesday and Thursday, 10.03., 12.03., special lecture 13.03., and 23.04., 11:00 - 12:40, room VII.2.1 (Class A) resp. 13:00 - 14:40, room VII.2.2 (Class B) resp. online via Zoom

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Course Contribution Description

At the Faculty of Law of Universitas Gadjah Mada the courses are shared by several lecturers. This website informs about the contents of my lectures on 10.03., 12.03., 1?.03., 05.05. and 07.05.2020. They complement those of my colleagues from the perspective of comparison of laws with a special focus on German administrative law. The comparative approach is helpful for a better understanding of the own national administrative law, its particularities, strong and weak points and the perspectives of its development.

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Contents

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Special material  (The requirements of the legality of the administrative decision in German and European law)
(conference paper, Hanoi 2013; see in particular the two diagrams in the annex))

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Case 1  (legality of an administrative decision) (facts of the case)

 
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Slides presented in the lectures (® aids for illustration)
- Slide 1  (The benefits of studying admin. law with a comparative approach; concerning § 1)
- Slide 2  (The elements of the legality of the administrative decision; concerning § 2)
- Slide 3  (The legal sources of administrative law; concerning § 3)
- Slide 4  (The structure of central and local government; concerning § 4)
- Slide 5  (Civil servants law - illustrated by the example of Germany; concerning § 5)

Contents (summary/details)

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§ 1  Introduction

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§ 2  The elements of the legality of the administrative decision

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§ 3  The legal sources of administrative law (skipped due to shortening of lecture period)

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§ 4  The structure of central and local government

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§ 5  Civil servants law - illustrated by the example of Germany

Bibliography (selection for this course contribution)

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Bignami, Francesca: Comparative Administrative Law, in: Mauro Bussani; Ugo Mattei (editors), The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Law, 2012, p. 145 ff.

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Della Cananea, Giacinto: Administrative Law in Europe: A Historical and Comparative Perspective, 2009

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Künnecke, Martina: Tradition and Change in Administrative Law, 2006, p. 31 ff., 73 ff., 137 ff.

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Meer, Frits van der; Raadschelders, Jps; Toonen, Theo: Comparative Civil Service Systems in the 21st Century, 2nd Edition 2015 (extracts freely available)

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Robbers, Gerhard: An Introduction to German Law, 7th edition 2019, p. 18 ff., 67 ff., 89 ff.

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Ruffert, Matthias (editor): Administrative law in Europe. Between Common Principles and National Traditions, 2013

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Schmidt-Aßmann, Eberhard: General principles of German administrative law, Journal of the Indian Law Institute 35 (1993), no. 1/2, p. 65 ff.

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Saurer, Johannes: Administrative Law, in: Joachim Zekoll; Gerhard Wagner (editors), Introduction to German Law, 3rd edition 2019, p. 97 ff.

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Seerden, René (editor): Administrative Law of the European Union, its Member States and the United States, 4th edition 2018

Links

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Foreign sources of law (English translations): Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany of 1949 (see art. 1(3), 20(3), 28(2) and 33), German Administrative Procedure Act (translation of 2008); American Administrative Procedure Act (U.S.Code, Chapter 5)

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concerning § 2 V.1: Benjamin Guégau, The examination of the legality of the administrative decision in France (diagram), conference paper, Hanoi 2013

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concerning § 2 VI.1: Wolfgang Rusch, Administrative Procedures in EU Member States, conference paper 2009; Hermann Pünder, German administrative procedure in a comparative perspective. Observations on the path to a transnational ius commune proceduralis in administrative law, International Journal of Constitutional Law 11 (2013), no. 4, p. 940 ff.; SIGMA, Checklist for a General Law on Administrative Procedures, 2005; Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)7 on good administration

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concerning § 4 II: European Charter of Local Self-Government (special website/text); Congress of Local and Regional Authorities (institution of the Council of Europe)

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concerning § 4 II.2, V: Angelika Vetter, Germany: Local Democracy and its Reforms, 2013 (with good overview on p. 1); Dieter Haschke, Local government administration in Germany, German Law Archive 2013; concerning other European countries see Dragan Bataveljic; Dusan Jerotijevic; Dejan Logarusic, A Comparative Analysis of the Most Popular Models of Local Government, Economica 62 (2016), no. 4, p. 141 ff., and the comprehensive overview of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), Local and Regional Government in Europe. Structures and Competences, 2016

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concerning § 5: Heinrich Amadeus Wolff, The Civil Service in Germany, Ius Publicum Network Review 2011; German Federal Ministry of the Interior, The federal public service, 2014

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concerning § 5 IV: German Federal Constitutional Court, Judgment of 12.06.2018, 2 BvR 1738/12 a.o.: ban on strike action for civil servants is constitutional

 

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