Factors Influencing the Legal Quality of Administrative Decisionmaking
Posted: 24 Feb 2010
Date Written: February 23, 2010
What factors are likely to have a bearing on legal administrative quality in every-day reality? Most day-to-day administrative decisions are prepared and made by peo-ple employed by administrative bodies. There are three ways in which the choices of people in administrative organizations may be influenced. The first has to do with the beliefs and attitudes on which people’s choices are based. These may have been moulded by underlying processes such as training, culture building and socialization. The second method addresses how the choices themselves are made. They may be directly governed by operational rules and by hierarchical instruction and supervision. The third way is mechanization: choices may be largely or even entirely subject to the constraints of automated decision algorithms. These three ways of influencing behaviour constitute the point of departure for an exploration of the factors which influence legal quality.
Keywords: administrative justice, behavior of law
JEL Classification: K23
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