General Administrative Law by Merkl and General Concepts of Administrative Law by Pošvář in a comparative view Cover Image

Merklovo obecné právo správní a Pošvářovy obecné pojmy správního práva v komparativním pohledu
General Administrative Law by Merkl and General Concepts of Administrative Law by Pošvář in a comparative view

Author(s): Pavel Maršálek
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Nakladatelství Karolinum
Keywords: normativism; pure theory of law; administrative law; administrative studies; history of administrative studies

Summary/Abstract: The paper compares two books: the celebrated General Administrative Law by Merkl and the half-forgotten General Concepts of Administrative Law by Pošvář. Their authors espouse normativism: As for Merkl, its Viennese branch; and Pošvář, the Brno branch. They do so undogmatically. Both works are up to a high standard, although Merkl’s work has the character of a monograph and that of Pošvář is propaedeutic. Differences between them largely lie in their scope, thoroughness of treatment and circumstances in which they were written. Some differences of opinion are also noticeable. What matters is that these books can be used as a source of information and inspiration although the world and administrative studies have since covered a great distance.

  • Issue Year: 63/2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 137-144
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Czech