PUBLIC MANAGEMENT - SEMINAR:
Chair of Administrative Science
Public Management - Seminar
Public Management - Seminar
Study: Public administration - 1. semester
Code: 116601
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Ivan Koprić
izv. prof. dr. sc. Vedran Đulabić
doc. dr. sc. Jasmina Džinić
doc. dr. sc. Romea Manojlović Toman
Exam dates:
  • 20. 01. 2020.
  • 14. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Public Management - Seminar Public administration - 1. semester
4.0 116601
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Ivan Koprić

Fridays at 13:30-15:00h

Ćirilometodska 4, room soba 28/I. kat
izv. prof. dr. sc. Vedran Đulabić

Fridays at 13:00-14:30h

Ćirilometodska 4, room 29
doc. dr. sc. Jasmina Džinić

Thursdays at 16:00-17:30h

Gundulićeva 10, room Gundulićeva 10, soba 3a
doc. dr. sc. Romea Manojlović Toman

Thursdays 13.30-15h.

Gundulićeva 10, room 21/3
Literature
Literatura će se utvrditi u dogovoru sa predmetnim nastavnikom;
Description
Exam dates
20. 01. 2020.
14. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

Knowledge and understanding

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. understand the area of public management, its importance and applicability in everyday workl of administrative organisations

2. understand and explain different methods and instruments of public management that are applied in the management of modern organisations of public administration and public sector

3. explain new managerial instruments, such as management by results, public-private partnership, privatisation, outsourcing, user orientation and quality

4. define how managerism influnces the methods of work in administration, especially the creation and realisation of the state and local budgets and how it reflects on the status of civil servants

5. understand how modern administrative reforms based on managerial ideas change the relationship between citizens and public administration

 

Application

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. interpret how modern administrtaive doctrines (new public management, good governance, new Weberian administration) influences the management processes in modern public administration and public sector

2. select the public management methods and instruments that are appropriate for the application in individual parts of public admnistration and public sector in Croatia

3. demonstrate on the example of administrative practice (case study) application of selected methods and instruments of public management

4. present the experience related to the usage of public management methods and instruments in selected comparative administrative systems

5. illustrate specific features of public management that are applied in Croatian public administration and public sector

 

Analysis

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. distinguish among different public management methods and instruments that appeared in individual countries

2. analyse advantages and disadvantages of public management methods and instruments and their applicability in the conditions of modern states affected by different crises and exposed to the increasing influence of globalization processes

3. distinuish among specific features of public management in main components of public administration and public sector, such as state administration, territorial self-government, public services, state companies, public agencies

4. indicate and categorise main challenges that the public management in Croatia is faced with

5. compare public management methods and instruments that are applied in Croatia with similar methods and instruments and selected European administrative traditions

6. independently write a paper on a selected topic from the area of public management

 

Synthesis

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. analyse historical development of public management and reasons for the appearance of reform doctrines such as new public management, good governance, new Weberian administration etc.

2. estimate the impact of individual public management methods and instruments on concrete cases of administrative practice in Croatia

3. compare public administration and effects of using public management methods and instruments in different public administration and public sector organisations

4. critically evaluate (in writing) concrete cases from administrative practice that contain an application of some of the analysed public management methods and instruments

5. prepare a list of public management methods and instruments that can be applied in individual parts of public administration and public sector in Croatia

 

Evaluation

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. assess the status of the application of managerial methods and instruments in Croatian public administration, as well as their problems and possibilities

2. recommend a reform model based on the usage of modern public management methods and instruments applicable in Croatian conditions

3. estimate the current development and developmental trends in public management from the standpoint of modern doctrinary-theoretical realisations about public management

4. evaluate functioning of individual methods and instruments which are applied or are planned to be applied in Croatian public administration and public sector

5. reexamine and evaluate policy of modernisation of public management and recommend improvements of its content and implementation

Practical and Generic Skills:

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. Clearly and publicly present acquired learning outcomes

2. On the level of cognitive knowledge students gain new insights into public management, its historical development and current level of development. Students realise positive and negative consequences that managerism in public administration brought and learn how to apply this knowledge to the future practical work in public administration and public sector overall.

3. On the intellectual level students develop ability of abstract thinking and critical evaluation of individual models of public administration refirm. They develop the ability to independently propose possible solutions of individual problems in public administration.

4. The students also develop research abilities through independent research of public management, and especially develop the ability to use modern databases, since the literature on these topics is largely in foreign languages.

5. On the practical level, students acquire knowledge about public management methods and instruments, such as privatisation, outsourcing, management of aims and results, user orientation and quality, strategic planning, paying according to effect, all of which are prerequisite for the future work in any senior position in public administration.

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Seminar is graded taking into consideration the engagement of students during seminars and the preparation of seminar presentations, arguments in conversation on the teaching unit and regular attendance of seminar classes.