678 Legal Regulation of Public Administration

678 Legal Regulation of Public Administration

  • Study programme and level: University Study Programme in Administrative Information Science - 1st Cycle
  • 2nd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 45
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 15
  • Individual work: 90
  • Lecturer: Gregor Virant, PhD

1. Objectives and competences

Objectives:

  • The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic legal regulation of public administration and wider public sector as a whole, as well as of the constituent parts of public administration and wider public sector.
  • Students acquire general systemic  and legal knowledge as a foundation for understanding and thus effective and detailed study of other specialized courses (e.g. administrative procedure, public services, local self-government etc.).

Competences:
Students acquire

  • systemic knowledge and understanding of public administration and wider public sector and their legal framework,
  • the ability to recognise legal concepts on which the legal system of the public sector is based
  • the ability to search for specific information in legal and other sources,
  • the ability to understand new information and knowledge in the context of the administrative science, legal system, system of public administration and wider public sector,
  • the ability to solve problems from administrative body practice that require knowledge of systemic legal framework of public administration and public sector,
  • the ability to follow systemic changes to the legal framework of the public sector and its application in practice.

2. Content

  • Basic terminology (public governance, public sector, public administration, state administration)
  • Government (notion, functions, structure, processes)
  • State administration (functions, organization, territorial de-concentration, principles, processes)
  • Indirect administration (PGO’s,  privatisation of administrative functions)
  • Local administration
  • Public services
  • Civil servants and public servants
  • Public property and finance
  • Control of public administration (administrative, judicial, parliamentary and other forms)

3. Readings

  • Rakar, Iztok, Tičar, Bojan (2017): Pravo javne uprave. Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana, cca. 255 strani.
  • Virant, Gregor (2009): Javna uprava. Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana, cca. 80 strani.
  • Bugarič, Bojan et. al. (2004): Komentar zakonov s področja uprave (1. natis), Inštitut za javno upravo pri Pravni fakulteti, Ljubljana, izbrana poglavja, cca. 100 str.
  • Peters, G. B., Pierre, J. (eds.) (2014): The SAGE Handbook of public administration (2nd ed.), SAGE Publications Ltd., izbrana poglavja, cca. 100 str.
  • Massey, A., Johnston, K. (eds.) (2014): The international handbook of public administration and governance,     Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, izbrana poglavja, cca. 50 str.

4. Intended learning outcomes

  • Students should be able to understand the public administration and wider public sector, their functions, structures, principles and processes.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • lectures,
  • tutorial
  • e-learning
  • case study
  • debate

6. Assessment

  • Case study (20%)
  • Written and/or oral exam (80%)