Development of public administration
- Study programme and level:The joint doctoral study programme Governance and Economics in the Public Sector (third cycle)
- 1st year
- 10 ECTS
- Course type: Core course
- Seminar: 30
- Other forms of study: 30
- Individual work: 210
- Lecturer: Iztok Rakar, PhD
1. Objectives and competences
- to understand the contemporary theory and practice in the field of public administration
- to understand causes, factors and obstacles to the development and reform of the public administration
- critically evaluate the relationship between law, governance and management
- to understand the role of the administration and other stakeholders in the process of contemporary governance
- advancement of knowledge in the development of local and regional self-government
- critical evaluation of accountability in public administration
- ability to scientific analyse problems and theoretical positions in the field of public administration
- ability to critically analyse the development of administration, management, administrative systems and legal institutes
- ability to apply knowledge to solve the most difficult developmental issues in the field of public administration
- ability to critically evaluate different approaches to public management and governance
2. Content (Syllabus outline)
- Development of public administration theory
- Theoretical approaches to governance: policy networks, systems theory, institutionalism, meta-governance
- Law, governance and management
- Managerial reforms of public administration
- Impact of globalization, internationalization, Europeanization and policy diffusion on public administration
- Public administration and sustainable development
- Responsibility, accountability, ethics and control in public administration
- Management of public participation and other stakeholders; conflict resolution
- Development of functions and tasks of public administration
- Development of formal and informal forms of operation
- Development of public administration organization
- Tendencies of local and regional self-government development
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- Kovač, P. et al. (2011): Razvoj slovenske javne uprave 1991-2011, Uradni list RS, Ljubljana.
- Kuhlmann, S., Wollmann, H. (2014). Introduction to comparative public administration : administrative systems and reforms in Europe. Cheltenham ; Northampton: E. Elgar.
- Panara, c. , Varney, M. (2013). Local government in Europe : the "fourth level" in the EU multilayered system of governance. London ; New York: Routledge.
- Raadschelders, J. C. N., Vigoda-Gadot, E., Kisner, M. (2015). Global dimensions of public administration and governance: a comparative voyage. New Jersey: Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Brand.
- Raadschelders, J.C.N. (2011): Public Administration: Interdisciplinary Study of Government. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Riccucci, N. M. (2010): Public administration: traditions of inquiry and philosophies of knowledge. Washington : Georgetown University Press.
- Ziller, J. (ur.) (2008): Verwaltungswissenschaft und Verwaltungspraxis in nationaler und transnationaler Perspektive. Duncker&Humboldt, Berlin.
4. Intended learning outcomes
The student is able to:
- evaluate and compare theory and practice in the field of development of public administration
- to classify and assess the current development of public administration
- to analyze the causes of the state of development of public administration
- formulate and argue solutions necessary for the further development of public administration
5. Learning and teaching methods
- The course will comprise lectures, tutorial as well as individual study and research.
- Lectures – on selected topics to be determined with due consideration of the development of theory, legislation and case law.
- Tutorial – students will present their seminar papers
- Other – elaboration of a seminar paper dealing with a complex legal issue related to the selected topics.
- Individual study for exam.
- Written or oral exam - 50%
- To accede to the exam, students must successfully elaborate and present a seminar paper. The presentation may be given during the seminar or with a professor evaluator - 50%