MODERNISATION AND EUROPEANIZATION OF THE CROATIAN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION:
Modernisation and Europeanization of the Croatian Public Administration
Chair of Administrative Science
Modernisation and Europeanization of the Croatian Public Administration
Study: State Administration - 3. semester
Code: 128010
ECTS: 5.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Ivan Koprić
prof. dr. sc. Gordana Marčetić
izv. prof. dr. sc. Vedran Đulabić
izv. prof. dr. sc. Goranka Lalić Novak
izv. prof. dr. sc. Anamarija Musa
doc. dr. sc. Tijana Vukojičić Tomić
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Jasmina Džinić - Lectures
doc. dr. sc. Teo Giljević - Lectures
dr. sc. Iva Lopižić - Lectures
doc. dr. sc. Romea Manojlović Toman - Lectures
Exam dates:
  • 20. 04. 2020.
  • 01. 06. 2020.
  • 15. 06. 2020.
  • 29. 06. 2020.
  • 31. 08. 2020.
  • 14. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Modernisation and Europeanization of the Croatian Public Administration State Administration - 3. semester
5.0 128010
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Ivan Koprić

Fridays at 13:30-15:00h

Ćirilometodska 4, room soba 28/I. kat
prof. dr. sc. Gordana Marčetić

Thursdays at 13:30-15:00h

Ćirilometodska 4, room 26
izv. prof. dr. sc. Vedran Đulabić

Fridays at 13:00-14:30h

Ćirilometodska 4, room 29
izv. prof. dr. sc. Goranka Lalić Novak

Mondays at 16:00-17:30h

Gundulićeva 10, room 17
izv. prof. dr. sc. Anamarija Musa

Thursday 14.30-16.00

Ćirilometodska 4, room 32
doc. dr. sc. Tijana Vukojičić Tomić

Tuesdays at 15:30-17:00h

Gundulićeva 10, room Gundulićeva 10, soba Gundulićeva 10, soba 3b
Lecturer Consultations Location
doc. dr. sc. Jasmina Džinić (Lectures)

Thursdays at 16:00-17:30h

Gundulićeva 10, room Gundulićeva 10, soba 3a
doc. dr. sc. Teo Giljević (Lectures)

Thursday at 11:30-13:00h

Gundulićeva 10, room Gundulićeva 10, soba 3b
dr. sc. Iva Lopižić (Lectures)

Wednesdays at 15:00-16:30h

Ćirilometodska 4, room 43
doc. dr. sc. Romea Manojlović Toman (Lectures)

Thursdays 13.30-15h.

Gundulićeva 10, room 21/3
Literature
Anamarija Musa; Agencijski model javne uprave; Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Studijski centar za javnu upravu i javne financije (2014), str. 400-482, 541-575
Koprić, Ivan; Prilagodbe hrvatske javne uprave europskim standardima; Godišnjak Akademije pravnih znanosti Hrvatske, vol. V, br. 1/2014), na https://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak+id_clanak_jezik=180311 (2014), str. 8-34
Koprić, Ivan; Reforma javne uprave u Hrvatskoj: ni bolni rezovi ni postupne promjene - nužna je nova upravna paradigmaKoprić, Ivan; Političke analize, vol. VII, br. 26, nahttps://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak+id_clanak_jezik=246796 (2016), str. 3-12
Marčetić, Gordana; Izazovi upravljanja ljudskim potencijalima u javnoj upravi u 21. stoljeću; U: G. Marčetić, T. Vukojičić Tomić, I. Lopižić(ur.) Normalizacija statusa javn ih službenika - rješenje ili zamka) (2019), str. 1-36
Lopižić, Iva; Dekoncentrirane državne službe i lokalna samouprava: faktor kapaciteta; 14. Forum za javnu upravu, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung i Institut za javnu upravu, https://iju.hr/Dokumenti/fju_14.pdf (2018), str. 25-44
Giljević, Teo; Koordinativni kapacitet Vlade Republike Hrvatske: aktualno stanje i preporuke za poboljšanje; Fondacija Centar za javno pravo/Stiftung Kompetenzzentrum fur Offentliches Recht, http://fcjp.ba/templates/ja_avian_ii_d/images/green/Teo_Giljevic.pdf (2017), str. 66-72
Description
The fundamental issues of state administration. Territorial administrative system and state administration as a system. Contemporary administrative development. Forms of privatisation in the state public administration. Relation changes in administrative systems. The instruments of co-ordination. The classification of administrative functions. Changes in the performance of administrative functions. Changes related to administrative personnel. Forms of supervision over state administration. The development of relations between citizens and public administration. The influence of international organisations and administrative processes on the changes in national administrative systems. State administration in Croatia. Parliamentary influence on state administration. The Government and the centre of Government. Central state administration. Deconcentrated state administration. State administrative functions and their performance. Executive agencies. Independent regulatory bodies. Relations within the state administrative system. Croatian administrative personnel. Relations with citizens. Supervision over state administration. Administrative reforms. Public administration and values. Changes of the contemporary administrative doctrines. The concept and types of administrative reforms. Changes in the relations between citizens and public administration. Administrative personnel in administrative reforms. Organisation culture. Administrative reforms in several European countries. Modernisation and europeanization of the Croatian public administration Reform goals. Croatian administration and European integration. European administrative space and European administrative standards. SIGMA: the role and functioning. Areas, components, and measures of the modernisation reform. Implementation of the reform. Previous reform experience/ Stimuli and limitations.
Exam dates
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. explain concepts and role of the state administration, public administration, independent agencies and independent regulatory bodies in modern administrative systems

2. identify the structure and organisation of the Croatian state administration

3. recognise and indicate elements of modernisation and Europeanization of Croatian public administration

4. indicate main problems of Croatian public administration and incentives and restrictions of reforms

5. describe the difference between traditional and new administrative models and their connection tomdern administrative doctrines

6. recognise the role and influence of the European Union on Europeanization and modernisation processes in countries in transition

7. emphasise kex trends in the implementation of administrative reforms after the Republic of Croatia became independent

 

Application

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

1. demonstrate institutional and organisational innovations in Croatian public administration

2. use acquired knowledge in assessment of reform measures

3. apply relevant rules that reguiate the system and structure of the state administration

4. outline proposals for moder organisation and manner of performing administrative tasks

 

Analysis

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

 

1. distinguish among organisations of territorial administrative system and observe their relations to the relevant environment - political system and citizens

2. compare the role of organisations of territorial administrative system and independent state agencies and regulatory bodies

3. analyse the scope and effects of modernisation reforms in Croatian public administration

4. distinguish main phases and trends of administrative reforms after Croatia gained independence

5. examine similarities and differences in the approach, implementation and effects of administrative reforms in individual European countries

 

Synthesis

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

1. propose measures for improving the normative and organisational framework of the Croatian state administration

2. prepare professional analyses of the implementation and effects of modernisation reforms

3. formulate proposals for the change of the rules that regulate the system and structure of the state administration, public institutions, state agencies and other bodies vested with public powers

4. propose new methods of administrative action in line with modern administrative development

5. manage tasks on domestic reform projects in the Croatian administration

 

Evaluation

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

1. assess the adjustment of rules that regulate organisation and structure of the state administration with EU administrative standards

2. estimate the aims and contents of administrative reforms in Croatia in the context of modern administrative doctrines

3. compare normative spects and practical methods of administrative action in Croatian administrative organisations

4. reexamine European experience with administrative reforms and recommend adoption of appropriate models in the Croatian administrative system

5. compare key elements of modernisation and Europeanization of Croatian administration and administrations of other countries in transition

6. recommend a change of existing legislation with the aim of providing normative support to reforms

Practical and Generic Skills:

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

1. Publicly present acquired learning outcomes

2. Critically consider and argument their own standpoints on modernisation reforms and Europeanization process

3. Actively follow and analyse the process of administrative reforms and the introduction of new methods of administrative activity in Croatian administrative organisations

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Kowledge is tested by oral and written examinations and mid-term examinations.

 

1. Mid-term examination

Mid-term examination is a form of testing knowledge which is similar to the written examination in structure, but it covers less course contents to facilitate mastering of examination materials to students. It consists of the reproduction, understanding and explanation of acquired knowledge and is primarily connected with learning outcomes of knowldge and understanding. In general, two mid-term examinations are conducted, both of written and oral character. They are organised exclusively for the students who regularly attend classes. Positive grade in both mid-term examinations and presentation in class is considered a complete assessment of knowledge. If the student is not satisfied with the grade, it can be raised by testing of knowledge in a regular oral examination.

 

2. Presentation

Student's presentation is a form of testing knowledge in which learning outcomes of application, analysis and synthesis are assessed. Students who regularly attend classes publicly present a topic and answer the questions od lecturers and other students, thus demonstrating to which extent they understand, apply, analyse and synthesise acquired knowledge. Learning outcome of evaluation is not expected, but if it demonstrated by the student, it results inthe highest grade.

 

3. Oral examination

Oral exemination tests the knowledge of students who did not attend classes or who wish to imprve their grade achieved in mid-term examinations in detail. Oral examination consist of reproduction, understanding, application and analysis of acquired knowledge.

Learning outcome of evaluation is not expected, but if demonstrated, it results in the highest grade.