Role of Law in Public Administration
Role of law in public administration
The courts, the legislature, the Chief executives, an assortment of linkage institutions, as well as private citizens play a critical role in policymaking. Public administrators have great influence in policy making process since they hold a critical function in every stage of the process. Public administrators are liable to deliver services to the general public. Therefore, they highlight issues not envisaged by the people who pass public policy. The administrators might request the legislature to include the issue on the political program. The rationale of this paper is to analyze the legal system that impacts the responsibilities of Public administrators. The paper will particularly address the forms of laws that impact public administrators and how those laws develop, control and empower a public administrator’s job functions and duties.
Public administration is conducted within administrative law, which is an administrative law. Owing that administration entail exercise of authority by the executive organ of government, thus it makes administration law to have political, juridical and constitutional significance. Administrative law can be defined as powers, duties, functions and organization of public authorities of all forms involved in administration; their rapport with each other and with nongovernmental organs and citizens; legal approaches of monitoring public administration; and the liabilities and rights of officials. Public administration is also affected by constitutional law. Constitutional law complements administrative law and thus makes it difficult to separate the two. One of the chief features of administrative law is to guarantee economical, just and efficient administration (Prunty, 2016). However, an administrative law would be termed a