847 Good And Ethical Administration

847 Good and ethical administration

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 2nd or 3th year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 20
  • Other forms of study: 70
  • Individual work: 90
  • Lecturer: Polonca Kovač, PhD, and Stare Janez, PhD

 

1. Objectives and competences

The aims:

  • introduce students with basic concepts and viewpoints of good and ethical administration as interdisciplinary concept
  • present regulation of fundamental principles and rules of good and ethical administration in Slovenia and in European space
  • qualify students for practical use of good practices of good & ethical administration and governance

Competences:

  • understanding of good administration within good public governance and transfer of knowledge into practice
  • understanding of meaning of ethics in public governance and transfer of knowledge into practice
  • knowledge of development trends and challenges of good and ethical administration and GG in EU and Slovenia and ability to critically evaluate them
  • ability of independently finding solutions for selected cases based on GA principles 

2. Content

  • Concepts of Good administration (GA) & Ethics & (public) Values
  • Development of GA, GG & Ethics in European administrative space
  • Good and ethical administration as (procedural)legal
  • Ethics and GA as non-legal concepts
  • Good & ethical administration comparatively in European administrative space
  • Good and ethical administration in Slovenia
  • Regulation on fundamental principles and rules on good and ethical administration
  • Codes of conduct
  • Equality and objectivity
  • Participation of interested customers and transparency of functioning of public administration
  • Decision-making and effective legal protection and respect of time-limits
  • Analysis of selected cases of Slovenian administrative and judicial practice

3. Readings

  • Evropski varuh človekovih pravic: Evropski kodeks dobrega ravnanja javnih uslužbencev (2001, 2005), (20 str).
  • KEČANOVIĆ, Bećir (ur.). Javna etika in integriteta: odgovornost za skupne vrednote: integriteta, odgovornost, vladavina prav a. Ljubljana: Komisija za preprečevanje korupcije, 2012 (izbranih cca 70 str.).
  • SEVER, Tina. Izbrani vidiki pravice do odločanja v razumnem roku v upravnih zadevah, Dnevi slovenske uprave, 2009 (25 str.).
  • STARE, Janez. Kodeks etike javnih uslužbencev v državnih organih in upravah lokalnih skupnosti, Dnevi slovenske uprave 2011 (9 str.).
  • Uradniški svet. Kodeks etike javnih uslužbencev v državnih organih in upravah lokalnih skupnosti. 2011.
  • Venice Commission - European Commission for Democracy through Law. Stocktaking on the Notions of »Good Governance« and »Good Administration«, Study 470/2008¸ CDL-AD(2001)009, 2011 (30 str.).
  • WAKEFIELD, Jill. The right to good administration. Alphen: Kluwer Law International, 2007 (izbranih cca 100 str.).

4. Intended learning outcomes

Understanding the importance of good administration doctrine in contemporary society and public (good) governance. Student understands and knows how to apply fundamental principles and rules of good and ethical administration for dilemmas in practice and their critical evaluation and can apply at his/her own work. 

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • seminars and tutorial with the presentation of practical analysis examples
  • seminar work and guided individual study
  • E-learning.

6. Assessment

  • seminar paper and/or colloquium (40%)
  • written or oral final exam (60%)