2001 Contemporary public administration
- Study programme and level: Master’s Degree Programme Administration- Public sector governance 2nd Cycle
- 1st year
- 8 ECTS
- Course type: Core
- Lectures: 28
- Seminar: 14
- Other forms of study: 118
- Individual work: 80
- Lecturer: Iztok Rakar, PhD
2. Content (Syllabus outline)
- Theories, methods and types of comparisons of public administration
- Models and traditions of public administration in Europe and broader
- Challenges of modern governance
- The relationship between law and public administration
- The organization and modes of operation of public administration
- Openness and transparency of public administration
- Public administration and economic development
- Public administration and public services
- Development and Public Administration Reforms
- Privatization of the administrative tasks
- The impact and consequences of Europeanization and globalization
- Civil service systems
- Raadschelders, J. C. N., Vigoda-Gadot, E. , Kisner, M. (2015). Global dimensions of public administration and governance : a comparative voyage. New Jersey : Jossey-Bass (izbrana poglavja, cca. 50 str.).
- Kuhlmann, S., Wollmann, H. (2014). Introduction to comparative public administration: administrative systems and reforms in Europe. Cheltenham; Northampton: E. Elgar (izbrana poglavja, cca. 100 str.).
- Meer, van der F. M., Raadschelders, J.C.N., Toonen, T.A.J. (eds.) (2015). Comparative Civil Service Systems in the 21st Century. Palgrave Macmillan (izbrana poglavja, cca. 50 str.)
- Kovač, P. in Virant, G. (2011). Razvoj slovenske javne uprave 1991–2011. Ljubljana: Uradni list RS (izbrana poglavja, cca. 70 str.).
- Hammerschmid, G., Walle, S. Van de, Andrews, R., Bezes, P. (eds.) (2016). Public Administration Reforms in Europe: The View from the Top. Cheltenham, Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing (izbrana poglavja, cca. 70 str.).
4. Objectives and competences
- to know and understand the differences between modern public administration systems
- to understand the causes of changes in public administration
- to develop the ability of critical thinking in introducing changes in the field of public administration
- Ability to formulate solutions for development of public administration
- Ability to critically assess the comparative examples
- Using different approaches to comparing modern administrative systems
5. Intended learning outcomes
- The ability to analyze administrative systems
- The ability to compare administrative systems
- The ability to explain the reasons for the differences between the administrative systems
6. Learning and teaching methods
- preparations for lectures
- preparations for seminars
- seminar paper
Written and/or oral exam 80 %
Seminar paper 20 %
8. Lecturer's references
- Virant, G. (2016). Professional standards and selection procedures for top managerial positions in the civil service: EU and Western Balkan perspectives. V: The professionalisation of the civil service between politics and administration. Branelovica: Regional School of Public Administration, str. 33-47.
- Kovač, P., Virant, G. (2013). Balancing professional standards and political discretion in selecting top officials in Slovenia. Transylvanian review of administrative sciences, no. 40 E, str. 137-158.
- Rakar, I., Tičar, B. (2017). Pravo javne uprave. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo (v tisku).
- Rakar, I., Kozjek, T., Benčina, J. (2016). Participation in Slovenian urban municipalities - theory and practice. Journal of Modern Science, no. 4, str. 297-310.
- Rakar, I., Tičar, B. (2015). The rulemaking procedure - definition, concepts and publlic participation. Danube, issue 2, str. 109-119.