2010 Local and regional governance
- Study programme and level: Master’s Degree Programme Administration- Public sector governance 2nd Cycle
- 1st year
- 6 ECTS
- Course type: Core elective
- Lectures: 21
- Seminar: 11
- Other forms of study: 88
- Individual work: 60
- Lecturer: Iztok Rakar, PhD
2. Content (Syllabus outline)
- Concepts of the role of local and regional authorities
- Models of local government
- Legal framework for local and regional self-government
- The competences and organization of local and regional authorities
- The process of law-making and implementation of law
- Legal aspects of inter-municipal and cross-border cooperation
- Judicial review and the protection of local and regional self-government
- Contemporary forms of governance and public participation at local and regional level
- The forms and instruments of operation of local and regional authorities
- Structure of local and regional administrative systems
- The role of local and regional authorities in promoting economic development
- The role of local and regional authorities in ensuring public safety and order
- Kuhlmann, S., Bouckaert, G. (eds.) (2016). Local Public Sector Reforms in Times of Crisis. Palgrave Macmillan (izbrana poglavja, cca. 70 str.)
- Panara, C.,Varney, M. (2013). Local government in Europe : the "fourth level" in the EU multilayered system of governance. London; New York: Routledge (izbrana poglavja, cca. 30 str.).
- Rixen, S., Welskopf-Deffaa, E. M. (2015). Zukunft der Selbstverwaltung: Responsivität und Reformbedarf. Springer-Verlag (izbrana poglavja, cca. 20 str.).
- Denters, B., Rose, L. E. (2005). Comparing local governance: trends and developments. Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan (izbrana poglavja, cca. 50 str.).
- Himsworth, C. (2015). The European charter of local self-government: a treaty for local democracy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (izbrana poglavja, cca. 70 str.).
4. Objectives and competences
- Understand the role of local and regional authorities in the EU context
- To become familiar with the challenges and trends in the development of local and regional governance
- Critically evaluate the state of local and regional democracy
- Ability for a critical assessment of the current situation and development
- Ability of conducting comparative analysis
- Ability of independent research
5. Intended learning outcomes
- Understands the role of local and regional authorities in the EU context
- Can apply theoretical knowledge in practical situations
- The ability to analyze and propose solutions to governance of local and regional affairs issues
- Can explain the causes and consequences of administrative reforms at local and regional level
- ability to assess the models of public participation at local and regional level
6. Learning and teaching methods
- preparations for lectures
- preparations for seminars
- case study
- Written and/or oral exam 40 %
- Problem-based learning 60 %
8. Lecturer's references
- Pevcin, P., Rakar, I. (2017). Evaluation of delivery mechanisms in the water supply industry – evidence from Slovenia. V Koprić, I., Wollmann, H., Marcou, G. (eds.), Evaluating Reforms of Local Public and Social Services in Europe: More Evidence for Better Results. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 (v tisku).
- Rakar, I., Tičar, B., Klun, M. (2015). Inter-municipal cooperation: challenges in Europe and in Slovenia. Transylvanian review of administrative sciences, no. 45 E, str. 185-200.
- Rakar, I. (2013). Lokalna samouprava: izbrane teme. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo.