2032 Public services II

  • Study programme and level: Master’s Degree Programme Administration- Public sector governance 2nd Cycle
  • 2nd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 21
  • Seminar: 11
  • Other forms of study: 88
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Mirko Pečarič, PhD

1. Prerequisits

No prerequisits.

2. Content (Syllabus outline) 

1. History of Public Services and main legal principles of public services
2. Legal foundations of public services regime in Slovenia
3. Trends of development of public services in Europe & EU law and public services
4. Services of general economic interest (SGEI) & Social servies of general interest (SSGI) & Universal service as a new Community concept of public services
5. Financing of public services
6. Organizational forms of delivery of public services
7. Public services and state aid law
8. Public services and competition law
9. Public services and public procurement
10. Concession
11. Bologna reform of higher education & Health care reform: Cross Border Health Care Directive
12. Conclusion: Public Services Between Competition and Solidarity

3. Readings

1. M. Pečarič, Javne službe: storitve splošnega pomena v službi javnosti (Beletrina, 2019), str. 1-520.
2. L. Nistor, Public Serives and the European Union: Healthcare, Insurance and Education Services (T. M. C. Asser Press, 2011), str. 1-274.
3. E. Szyszczak, J. Davies, M. Andenæs, T. Bekkedal, Developments in Services of General Interest (T. M. C. Asser Press, 2011), 1., 6. in 7. poglavje (73 strani).
4. E. Szyszczak, The Regulation of the State in Competitive Markets in the EU (Oxford 2007), 1., 4., 5., 7., poglavje (150 strani)
5. W. Sauter, Public Services in EU Law (Cambridge University Press, 2015), str. 1- 238.

4. Objectives and competences

1. Students enhance their knowledge of both the regime of public service in national legislation as well as in the broader context - as a public service within the EU.
2. Students are able to efficiently and effectively plan, organize, manage and control the functions of key process and managerial jobs and are trained to tackle deeper problems in public administration in matters of public service.
3. Students know the latest trends and future perspectives in the field of public service in the Republic of Slovenia and the EU

1. Students gain the ability to understand complex issues, problems and content in the public service.
2. Students develop the ability of creative thinking and application of new knowledge that they acquire as part of this course, in other interdisciplinary areas.
3. Students gain through active participation and dealing with a different solution the ability to autonomously solve complex technical and scientific problems, which will be of great benefit in their future career and professional work.

5. Intended learning outcomes

Students gain knowledge and understanding of public services and the ability to apply this knowledge in practice and in the workplace. Students will understand the regime of public services, which is an effective basis for further studies in the doctoral program of study.

6. Learning and teaching methods

Lectures: 2 hours of lectures a week. With the focus on active participation of students. Used a combination of ex-cathedra and socratic methods of teaching.

7. Assessment

Written or oral examination - 70 %

Seminar - 30 %

8. Lecturer's references

1. PEČARIČ, Mirko. Javne službe: storitve splošnega pomena v službi javnosti. Ljubljana: Beletrina, 2019, 545 str., ilustr. ISBN 978-961-284-533-9. [COBISS.SI-ID 298658304]
2. PEČARIČ, Mirko. Public services and the missed values of (non)communication. V: FERREIRA, Augusta (ur.). Modernization and accountability in the social economy sector. Hershey: IGI Global. cop. 2019, str. 237-253, doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8482-7.ch013. [COBISS.SI-ID 5329838]
3. PEČARIČ, Mirko. Can a group of people be smarter than experts?. The theory and practice of legislation, ISSN 2050-8840, 2017, vol. 5, no. 1, str. 5-29, ilustr. www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/20508840.2016.1259823, doi: 10.1080/20508840.2016.1259823. [COBISS.SI-ID 4988078],
4. PEČARIČ, Mirko. A heterarchic model of good governance: a unifaying hub for adaptability, differences, similarities, democracy and accountability. Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava: časopis za teoriju i praksu javne uprave, ISSN 1848-0357, 2015, god. 15, št. 4, str. 909-934, ilustr. en.iju.hr/ccpa/ccpa/downloads_files/2015-04-06%20Pecaric.pdf.[COBISS.SI-ID 4752814]
5. PEČARIČ, Mirko. Vloga nadzora nad izvajanjem dejavnosti v javnem interesu. V: ARISTOVNIK, Aleksander (ur.), KOVAČ, Polonca (ur.). Izzivi demokratične in učinkovite oblasti : izbrani vidiki delovanja avtoritativnih organov slovenske javne uprave = Challenges of democratic and efficient authority : selected aspects of Slovenian public administration authoritative bodies' operation, (Upravna misel). 1. natis. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo. 2017, str. 51-67, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 5055918]