1617 Local Self-Government

1617 Local Self-Government

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1st Cycle
  • 2nd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 45
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 45
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Iztok Rakar, PhD



1. Objectives and competences



  • understands role of local self-government in contemporary administrative systems
  • is acquainted with legal regulation of slovenian local self-government
  • understands contemporary trends in development and challenges of local self-government
  • is acquainted with concepts of administrative capacity and quality of governance at local level


  • capable of placing local self-government in sistem of public governance at EU and domestic level
  • capable of evaluate pros and cons of local public governance
  • able to detect and evaluate problems of local governance


2. Content

  • Basic terms and theories
  • Historical framework and European models of local self-government
  • Role of Council of Europe and European Union
  • Development and legal regulation of Slovenian local self-government
  • Municipal legal acts
  • Local services of general interest
  • Inter-municipal and cross-border cooperation
  • Quality of local governance
  • Control and legal protection of local self-government
  • Contemporary trends and challenges of local self-government
  • Regionalization
  • Local interests' representation

3. Readings


  • Rakar, I., Tičar, B. (2017). Pravo javne uprave. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo (v tisku) (izbrana poglavja, cca. 70 str.).
  • Rakar, I. (ur.) (2018). 20 let Evropske listine lokalne samouprave v Sloveniji. Maribor: Inštitut za lokalno samoupravo Maribor. doi: 10.4335/978-961-6842-87-7.
  • Vlaj, S. (2006). Lokalna samouprava (2., spremenjena in dopolnjena izdaja). Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo (izbrana poglavja, cca. 100 str.).
  • Gradiva v e-učilnici.


4. Intended learning outcomes


Knowledge and understanding:

  • find and use legal and other sources for local governance needs
  • evaluate viability and suitability of foreign good pracitces in domestic environment
  • prepare solutions for basic issues of local governance

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • student preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • student preparations for tutorials
  • tutorials
  • e-learning
  • intercurricural collaboration
  • case study

6. Assessment

  • written and/or oral exam (70%)
  • colloquium (20 %)
  • active participation at tutorials (10 %)