LOCAL PUBLIC SERVICES:
Chair of Administrative Science
Local Public Services
Local Public Services
Study: Local Self-Government - 3. semester
Code: 128014
ECTS: 5.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Ivan Koprić
izv. prof. dr. sc. Vedran Đulabić
doc. dr. sc. Mihovil Škarica
Lecturers: dr. sc. Iva Lopižić - Lectures
Exam dates:
  • 27. 01. 2020.
  • 10. 02. 2020.
  • 20. 04. 2020.
  • 01. 06. 2020.
  • 15. 06. 2020.
  • 29. 06. 2020.
  • 31. 08. 2020.
  • 14. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Local Public Services Local Self-Government - 3. semester
5.0 128014
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. Mihovil Škarica

Tuesdays at 15:30-17:00h

Ćirilometodska 4, room 42
Lecturer Consultations Location
dr. sc. Iva Lopižić (Lectures)

Wednesdays at 15:00-16:30h

Ćirilometodska 4, room 43
Literature
Pavić, Željko; Od antičkog do globalnog grada; Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (2001), str. 179-230, 237-256
Ivan Koprić, Gordana Marčetić, Anamarija Musa, Vedran Đulabić, Goranka Lalić Novak; Upravna znanost; Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu - Studijski centar za javnu upravu i javne financije (2014)
Ivan Koprić, Anamarija Musa, Vedran Đulabić (ur.); Agencije u Hrvatskoj; Institut za javnu upravu (2013), str. 79-102
Sarvan, Desanka; Obavljanje komunalnih djelatnosti kao javne službe; Hrvatska javna uprava (2008), str. 1055-1086
Zakon o komunalnom gospodarstvu, NN 68/18, 110/18; , str. čl. 1-74; 104-117
Zakon o održivom gospodarenju otpadom, NN 94/13, 73/17, 14/19; , str. čl. 17-24; 28-36
Zakon o vatrogastvu, NN 106/99, 117/01, 36/02, 96/03, 139/04, 174/04, 38/09, 80/10; , str. čl. 1-19; 29-32; 43-45
Zakon o socijalnoj skrbi, NN 157/13, 152/14, 99/15, 52/16, 16/17, 130/17; , str. čl. 115-130
Zakon o predškolskom odgoju i obrazovanju NN 10/97, 107/07, 94/13; , str. čl. 1-14; 34-51
Uredba o gospodarenju komunalnim otpadom, NN 50/17, 84/19; , str. čl. 5-20
Zakon o vodnim uslugama, 66/19; , str. čl. 1-81
Ivan Koprić, Mihovil Škarica, Roema Manojlović Toman; al Public Services and Austerity Measures in Croatia: Adaptations of the Resilient Social Model through the Central-Local Power and Blame Games; Palgrave Macmillan (2019), str. 167-191
Ivan Koprić, Anamarija Musa, Vedran Đulabić; Local Government and Local Public Services in Croatia; Palgrave Macmillan (2016), str. 201-215
Description
The concept and the development of local public services services: utility services in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Industrial revolution and communal services. Development of local public services in Croatia - a historical overview. Local government and public services. Concept and obligations of services of general interest. Contemporary European trends of local public services - privatization, liberalization, deregulation, commercialization, remunicipalization. Influence of the EU acquis on local public services. Local services comparatively: western European examples. Local services comparatively: countries in transition. Local public services and large cities. Metropolitan area and local public services: different institutional solutions. General legal framework of local public services in Croatia. Utilityl services in Croatia: general and sectoral legal framework. Forms of delivering local services. Concessions in local utilities. Water provision and sewage. Municipal waste management. Childcare and pre-school education. Social protection. Fire protection. Financing of local public services . Obligations of the providers of local public services. Consumers position. Legal and functional supervision of the service providers.
Exam dates
27. 01. 2020.
10. 02. 2020.
20. 04. 2020.
01. 06. 2020.
15. 06. 2020.
29. 06. 2020.
31. 08. 2020.
14. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

Knowledge and understanding

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

1. describe historical development of local public services

2. describe and understand modern trends in the development of public services: privatisation, liberalisation, marketisation, deregulation and remunicipalisation

3. identify and explain EU regulation concerned with local public services and explain its influence on the manners of performing these services in member states

4. define and describe general legal framework of the operation of utility services in Croatia

5. list, recognise and describe various forms of performing local public services in Croatia

6. name and describe the rights and obligations of utility service providers and users i.e. consumers of these services

7. To explain te systems of provision different local public services: water management; municipal waste management, childcare; social protection and fire protection.

 

Application

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

1. interpret historical circumstances of the development of local services and reasons for their performance by local self-government units

2. demonstrate the differences bewteen individual categories of local services with regard to concepts and categories of services of general interest developed within the EU

3. illustrate concepts of privatisation, liberalisation and deregulation on examples of local public services in Croatia

4. outline elementary measures that would improve legal regulation of local public services in Croatia

5. apply acquired knowledge on practical management and regulation of local services and for solving individual cases

 

Analysis

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

1. differentiate and categorise individual local services and stages of their historical development

2. analyse and connect modern trends in the development of public services

3. compare and differentiate local services of general interest from market services in the lights of acquis communitaire

4. distinguish and analyse modalities of performing utility services in large towns and continuously urbanised areas

5. analyse and compare legal regulations that regulate local public services with the relevant EU regulation

 

Synthesis

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

1. construct arguments for individual modalities of performing local public services in concrete circumstances

2. formulate challenges in provision of local public services

3. propose elementary changes of the legal framework of local public services in Croatia

4. plan measures of modernisation of individual local public services

5. participate in the management of individual local services in local self-government units

 

Evaluation

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

1. evaluate the trends in further development of local public services

2. assess the influence of various social, political and economic circumstances on the organisation, activity and financing of local services

3. evaluate adequacy of individual modalities of performing local public services in continuously urbanised areas

4. reexamine and evaluate adequacy of the legal framework of local public services and evaluate their adjustment with the EU regulation

5. assess the effects of deregulation, privatisation and liberalisation of local public services on the obligations and rights of their holders on one hand, and users i.e. consumers on the other hand

Practical and Generic Skills:

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

1. publicly present acquired learning outcomes

2. recognise and resolve problems in the regulation of local public services as asll as practical problems in their functioning

3. in the practical sense, students are trained to actively monitor and analyse the problem of the development of local public services in the context of European integration and the process of mutual influence between the EU and member states, which qualifies them for work in public administration on the tasks connected with the European integration

4. in terms of research abilities, students are introducted to basic tools for researching the databases of European legislation and documents, particularly those concerned with legal acts that regulate individual public services of local character.

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge is tested by oral examinations and optionally by written papers and presentation of research projects.