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
- 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.).
- 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.
- 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)
- 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
- case study
- Case study (20%)
- Written and/or oral exam (80%)