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The appeal of internal review: law, administrative justice, and the (non-) emergence of disputes

Halliday, Simon and Cowan, David (2003) The appeal of internal review: law, administrative justice, and the (non-) emergence of disputes. Hart, Oxford and Portland, Oregon. ISBN 1841133833

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Abstract

Why do most welfare applicants fail to challenge adverse decisions despite a continuing sense of need? This book addresses this severely under-researched and under-theorised question. Using English homelessness law as their case study, the authors explore why homeless applicants did - but more often did not - challenge adverse decisions by seeking internal administrative review. They draw out from their data a list of the barriers to the take up of grievance rights. Further, by combining extensive interview data from aggrieved homeless applicants with ethnographic data about bureaucratic decision-making, they are able to situate these barriers within the dynamics of the citizen-bureaucracy relationship. Additionally, they point to other contexts which inform applicants' decisions about whether to request an internal review. Drawing on a diverse literature - risk, trust, audit, legal consciousness, and complaints - the authors lay the foundations for our understanding of the (non-)emergence of administrative disputes.

Item type: Book
ID code: 1408
Keywords: welfare applicants, homelessness, internal administrative review, decision making, administrative disputes, Law (General)
Subjects: Law > Law (General)
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Law > Law
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    Depositing user: Allison Crawford
    Date Deposited: 26 May 2007
    Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 14:23
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/1408

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