From institutions to norms, from public action to the role of judges, this book explores the different aspects of the current renewal in public law. It is based on the conviction that French public law can only be understood in the European context.
Each question is therefore addressed not only from the point of view of national law but also from the European perspective, whether in terms of European Union law, the European Convention on human rights, or laws in other European countries.
The authors also specifically focus on constitutional sources, reinforced by the application of priority preliminary rulings on the issue of constitutionality, and bring to light a new image of administrative justice, which has been modernised to respond to the strong growth of litigations and the expectations of citizens.
Drawing on classes given at Sciences Po, this book sets out to reposition legal questions within a global perspective. It looks specifically at the historical and political context of France, in which public law is deeply anchored in national history, perhaps more than in any other country. It also moves beyond the law to describe the realities of administrative life and questions the issues at stake in the reforms of the state.
Adopting an innovative approach, this comprehensive manual is ideal for students of law and political science, those preparing administrative exams, legal professionals, and all those who are interested in the legal framework of public action.