Show Less
Restricted access

Discretionary Power of Public Administration

Its Scope and Control


Edited By Leszek Leszczyński and Adam Szot

The book analyzes various aspects and examples of public administration discretionary power within the processes of law application. It presents a variety of factors that may affect the range of discretion as well as the influence on public administration’s reasoning. The authors evaluate the complexity of forms and procedures for control of decision latitude that is exercised by the public administration and the society.

Show Summary Details
Restricted access

The Manifestations of Public Administration’s Discretionary Power in the Control of Administrative Decisions (Zbigniew R. Kmiecik / Eliza Komierzyńska-Orlińska)


← 104 | 105 →

Zbigniew R. Kmiecik

(Associate Professor, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland)

Eliza Komierzyńska-Orlińska

(Ph. D., Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland)

The Manifestations of Public Administration’s Discretionary Power in the Control of Administrative Decisions1

Abstract: The aim of the article is to show that the character of the control of administrative decisions performed by public administration authorities determines the scope of their discretionary power in this field.

Keywords: administrative decision, appellate proceedings, extraordinary controlling proceedings, expediency reasons

1. Public administration control is fundamental to the functioning of the State as it plays a leading role in its organization and activity. “Since the time when King Darius of Ancient Persia sent out his trusted officials to oversee the activity of his provincial deputies; since the time when Aristotle created the foundations of the theory of the State; till the present day – the issue of control still remains the basic element of every organizational system, whatever the place and whoever is served”2. In this way, control has become one of the main structural elements of an effective and functioning organization, and its role has increased with the increase ← 105 | 106 → of the meaning of the organization3. It, thus, could be said to be a process that is elemental to every sphere of human life4. As evidenced in the aforementioned examples, one can see that control has accompanied public administration for a...

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.