Sociology of Public Administration
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Sociology of Public Administration
Study: Public administration - 1. semester
Code: 111462
ECTS: 5.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Josip Kregar
prof. dr. sc. Siniša Zrinščak
prof. dr. sc. Slaven Ravlić
izv. prof. dr. sc. Ksenija Grubišić
Lecturers: Mateja Čehulić , mag. soc. - Lectures
Exam dates:
  • 31. 08. 2020.
  • 14. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
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Sociology of Public Administration Public administration - 1. semester
5.0 111462
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Josip Kregar

Tuesdays 2 pm

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 16/I
prof. dr. sc. Siniša Zrinščak

Tuesdays 11 pm

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 25
prof. dr. sc. Slaven Ravlić

Tuesdays 12-1 pm

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 17
izv. prof. dr. sc. Ksenija Grubišić

Thursdays 10am till noon in the Dean's office

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 18
Lecturer Consultations Location
Mateja Čehulić , mag. soc. (Lectures) Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 305/III
Kregar, J.; Sociologija uprave; Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (2014), str. 176
The area of the discipline, the approaches, and the development of sociology of public administration. Sociology of public administration and political sociology. Sociology of economics, management theory and sociology of public administration. Action approach and structural approaches. Durkheim and Weber. Parsons, Merton, Luhmann, Habermas. Modernisation theories and public administration. Foucault and control in an organisation. The basic concepts of sociological analysis of public administration. Institution and organisation. Function and structure. The concept of dysfunction. Rationalisation and professionalisation. Socio-cultural capital. Hierarchy. Social interests and social conflicts. Legitimacy and legality. The process of rationalisation: its effects and limits. Rationalisation of the law. Rationalisation of institutional structures. Dysfunctional effects of rationalisation. Organisational pathology: grey economy and parallel administration. Public administration and society. The development of public administration and social development. Public service as a profession (recruitment, career development). Private interests and the public service. Clientelism and corruption. Public opinion and public administration. Public administration in the countries in transition. Pubic administration in a democratic system. Public administration and politics. Political supervision of public administration. Interest groups, lobbying and public administration. Empirical research of public administration. Personnel selection in administration. Decision-making and the distribution of power. Local community. Technology and organisation. Perspectives and boundaries of sociological concept of public administration. Public administration and the political system. Public administration and socio-cultural environment. Public administration and the economy. The importance of interactions and understanding the institutions.
Exam dates
31. 08. 2020.
14. 09. 2020.
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