The government is a fully-fledged and major player in many markets as a partner, regulator and decision-maker, and sometimes because of this the government has to strike a balance between these different roles. A different approach may be required for each of these key roles that the government plays.
Various regulations have been enacted to protect the administration (such as rules based on the principles of open government, the formal obligation to give reasons, etc.). The general principles of good governance are also important in this regard. The question is often asked: Did the government act with due care and attention and impartially?