830 Inspection Supervision

830 Inspection Supervision

  • Study programme and level: Interdisciplinary University Study Programme in Administrative Information Science - 1st Cycle
  • 2nd or 3rd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 20
  • Other forms of study: 70
  • Individual work: 90
  • Lecturer: Polonca Kovač, PhD and Mirko Pečarič , PhD

1. Objectives and competences

Objectives: Students

  • know and understand systemic role of inspections in public administration and society ;
  • apply knowledge to connect principles and operational rules in practice by understanding how to assert rights of parties and inspectors authorities;
  • solve easier and intermediate problems in inspection procedures through fundamental principles;
  • analyse case studies and sector specifics,
  • clarify and develop sectoral notions in professional language.


  • understanding role, development and  basic principles of inspection supervision,
  • understanding significance and assertion of public interest and parties’ righs in inspection procedures in less complex cases,
  • ability to analyse supervisory problems and forming solutions,
  • ability to professionally communicate in the field.

2. Content

  • The role and importance of inspection supervision
  • Legal regulation of inspection procedures with selected cases of inspection in sector regulation and priority of their application
  • Principles of inspection supervision
  • Organisation of inspections and jurisdiction in inspection matters
  • Participants in inspection procedure: inspectors, informers, persons liable etc.
  • Initiation of inspection proceedings
  • Facts finding and evidence giving proceeding with special inspector powers
  • Inspectors measures
  • Legal remedies
  • Enforcement and conduct and decisions making in minor offence proceedings
  • State and inspector liability
  • Future trends of inspection supervision

3. Readings

  • Kovač, P. et al. (2016): Inšpekcijski nadzor, Uradni list RS, Ljubljana, 150 str.
  • Transparency International Slovenija (TIS) (2015): Ali so inšpekcijski postopki res transparentni in učinkoviti?, TIS, Ljubljana. URL=»http://issuu.com/tislovenia/docs/pp_inspekcije/1?e=14269436/31675245«.
  • Tyler, T. R. (2006): Why People Obey the Law, Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, izbranih 30 str.
  • May, P. J., Wood, R. S. (2003): At the  Regulatory Front Lines: Inspectors' Enforcement Styles and Regulatory Compliance, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, let. 13, št. 2, str. 117–139, doi: URL=» 10.1093/jpart/mug014«.
  • Kovač, P. et al. (2015): Upravno-procesne dileme o rabi ZUP. Del 3. Ljubljana: Uradni list RS, izbranih 30 str.
  • OECD (2014): Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections, OECD Best Practice Principles for Regulatory Policy, Pariz, URL=»http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264208117-en«.

4. Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding: Student will

  • Understand the role and meaning of inspection supervision in administrative system and society.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge of fundamentals of principles and rules of Inspection Act in practise autonomously in resolution of procedural problems.
  • Study topic related professional sources.
  • Prepares sectoral analysis of selected problem.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • student preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • student preparations for tutorials
  • e-learning
  • project work

6. Assessment


  • written and/or oral exam (60%)
  • assignments and active participation in lectures (10%)
  • project work or seminar (30%)