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Sociology of Public Administration - Seminar
Study: Public administration - 1. semester
Code: 116602
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Siniša Zrinščak
izv. prof. dr. sc. Ksenija Grubišić
Lecturers: Mateja Čehulić , mag. soc. - Seminar
Exam dates:
  • 15. 02. 2021.
  • 13. 09. 2021.
Exam registration: Studomat
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Sociology of Public Administration - Seminar Public administration - 1. semester
4.0 116602
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Siniša Zrinščak

Tuesdays 12 pm

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 25
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. (Seminar) 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
15. 02. 2021.
13. 09. 2021.
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