REFORMING PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN THE EUROPEAN CONTEXT:
Reforming Public Administration in the European Context
Reforming Public Administration in the European Context
Study: Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
Code: 84050
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Ivan Koprić
prof. dr. sc. Gordana Marčetić
izv. prof. dr. sc. Vedran Đulabić
izv. prof. dr. sc. Anamarija Musa
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Jasmina Džinić - Lectures
izv. prof. dr. sc. Goranka Lalić Novak - Lectures
doc. dr. sc. Romea Manojlović Toman - Lectures
Exam dates:
  • 11. 11. 2019.
  • 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
Reforming Public Administration in the European Context Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
4.0 84050
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. Anamarija Musa

via e-mail amusa@pravo.hr 

Ćirilometodska 4, room 32
Lecturer Consultations Location
doc. dr. sc. Jasmina Džinić (Lectures)

Thursdays at 16:00-17:30h

Gundulićeva 10, room Gundulićeva 10, soba 3a
izv. prof. dr. sc. Goranka Lalić Novak (Lectures)

Mondays at 16:00-17:30h

Gundulićeva 10, room 17
doc. dr. sc. Romea Manojlović Toman (Lectures)

Thursdays 13.30-15h.

Gundulićeva 10, room 21/3
Literature
Peters, B.G. and J Pierre, eds,; The Handbook of Public Administration.; Sage Publications (2008), str. selected
D.Kettl; The Transformation of Governance: Globalization, Devolution and the Role of Government; Public Administration Review, 60:6 (2000), str. selected
H. C.H. Hofmann, A. H. Turk (eds.); EU Administrative Governance,; Cheltenham, Northampton, Edward Elgar (2006), str. selected
Koprić I., A. Musa, G. Lalić Novak; What is good administration in European terms? Legal and institutional adjustments as a ticket to the European administrative space; Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu 61(5), 2011:1515-1560 (2011)
Koprić, I.; ontemporary Croatian Public Administration on the Reform Waves; Godišnjak Akademije pravnih znanosti Hrvatske, vol. II., no. 1/2011 (2011), str. selected
Musa, A., Marčetić, G., Đulabić, V., Manojlović, R.; Reforming public administration in the European Context - A reader (selected readings of key authors); Online publications, Department of Administrative Science (2020), str. 1-250 (from summer semester)
OECD; The principles of public administration; OECD (2014), str. selected
T. Bovaird, E. Loffler (eds.); Public management and governance; Abingdon, New York: Routledge, chapters: 1 (Understanding public management and governance) and 2 (The changing context of public policy) (2009), str. selected
B.G.Peters, M. Painter; Administrative traditions; Palgrave Macmillan (2010), str. selected
T.A.J. Toonen; Administrative Reform: Analytics; Peters, B.G. and J Pierre, eds, The Handbook of Public Administration. Sage Publications (2008), str. selected
F.Cardona; Assessing the Approximation of Administrative Principles and Practices among EU Member States; OECD Sigma (2005), str. selected
Koprić I.; Attracting and Retaining the Best People in Civil Service; UNDP, www.rcpar.org (2010), str. selected
G. Marčetić, D. Prelec; Development of a Human Resources Development Strategy in Croatian Civil Service; Croatian International Relations Review, no. 62/63 (2011), str. selected
H. Wollmann; Provision of Public Services in European Countries: From Public/Municipal to Private and Reverse; Croatian and Comparative Public Administration, 11(4): 889-910 (2011), str. selected
Kuhlmann Sabine and Fedele Paolo; New public management in continental Europe: local government modernization in Germany, France and Italy from a comparative perspective; H. Wollmann, G. Marcou (eds) The Provision of public services in Europe, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar (2010), str. selected
Van de Gronden; Social services of general interest and EU law; Szyszczak, Davies, Andenaes, Bekkedal (eds) Developments in Services of General Interest, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer (2011), str. selected
Koprić I., V. Đulabić; Democratic Potentials and Dynamics of Regionalism on the Former Yugoslav Territory; http://www.uio.no/english/research/interfaculty-research-areas/democracy/news-and-events/events/conferences/2012/papers-2012/Kopric-Djulabic-wshop3.pdf (2012), str. selected
Wollmann H., Balboni E., Gaudin J., Marcou G.; The multi-level institutional setting in Germany, Italy, France and the UK: a comparative overview; H. Wollmann, G. Marcou (eds) The Provision of public services in Europe, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar (2010), str. selected
Koprić, I., Kovač, P.; European Administrative Space. Spreading Standards, Building Capacities.; NISPACee, Bratislava, Slovakia (2016), str. selected
Description
The course is intended to offer an extensive overview on current reforms of public administration in Europe, with particular emphasis on the changing patterns of the administrative development within (or due to) the EU membership.
In the first part main processes are analysed: reforms in European states, including changes in the civil service as a particularly important issue; decentralisation process, enhanced by the subsidiarityy principle; and the developments relating to the quality and innovation in public administration, with special reference to effectiveness and appropriate regulatory instruments.
In the second part the changing role of public administration within the EU is analysed, especially the efforts made by the European Union to help candidate countries to reform their public administrations. New European policy and regulation regarding the provision of civil services will be presented, as well as their institutional consequences (regulatory agencies). Finally, the role of public administration in implementation and coordination of European policies is analysed.
The third part offers an introduction and an overview of public administration and public sector reform in Croatia, in terms of modernisation of central government and administration, and with regard to the improvement of public services provision, both at the local level and at the state level, with special reference to the regulation agenda. Building on the previously taught units, students will be able to assess relative success of Croatian reform process within the European and EU realm.
Exam dates
11. 11. 2019.
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:

A. a. Knowledge and understanding

Upon finalisation of the course, students will be able to:

1.Describe the main models, principles and directions of the public administration reform

2. Identify basic social changes which affect the public administration and their reflection in the new values, administrative doctrines and reforms

3. Explain and distinguish between new trends in the development of public services

4. Describe the instruments of the human potentials development in public administration and the role of the public service ethics

5. Describe the changes and reform processes in the local and regional governance, especially the decentralisation process

6. Explain and interpret the concept of the European administrative space

7. Explain administrative functions and processes in the of European governance system

8. Identify and interpret specific values and modes of the public administration development in transition countries

 

A. b. Application

Upon finalisation of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Select and interpret main models, principles and directions oft he public administration reform
  2. Illustrate cases of successful and unsuccessful reform measures and explain influential factors
  3. Interpret changes and reform processes in local and regional governance
  4. Demonstrate the application of the acquired knowledge by examples

 

A. c. Analysis

Upon finalisation of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse main social trends which affect public administration and their reflection int he new values, administrative doctrines and reforms,
  2. Analyse different reform measures and compare trends within the European administrative space
  3. Analyse the changes and reform processes in local and regional governance
  4. Recognize and interpret specific values and modalities of public administration development in transition countries

 

A. d. Synthesis

Upon finalisation of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Construct an overview of public administration reform in selected country and formulate main concepts
  2. Formulate main reform processes in local and regional governance, public services and civil service
  3. Prepare theses on interrelationship of reform processes and administrative environment

 

A. e. Evaluation

Upon finalisation of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Interpret and evaluate main models, principles and directions of public administration reforms and their implications on specific case
  2. Examine the doctrinal bases and their implication on the administrative development j
  3. Recommend measures and activities for accomplishment of the reform goals in the context of the European administrative space
  4. Evaluate value aspects of public administration and recommend their application in practical cases
Practical and Generic Skills:

Upon finalisation of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Present acquired learning outcomes
  2. Actively follow and analyse the development of various phenomenon in public administration (professionalism, ethics, culture, values, leadership)
  3. Present his/her attitudes on different aspects of administrative reform
Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

The learning outcomes are assessed through oral and written examinations.

1, Oral examination

Oral examination consists of the assessment of the application of main concepts and phenomenon of public administration on specific organisations, analysis, synthesis and evaluation (A. a. – A. e.). The assessment is formative – based on the assessment of the preparation and presentation of the student for each class.

2. Written paper

Written paper consists of the definitions, categorisations and explanations of the main examples applied on the selected reform cases, grouping and selecting the specific reform measures and their analysis and formulation of recommendations ( A. a. - A. e.).

3. Discussion group

Discussions and short presentation include definition, categorisation and explanation of main concepts, processes and phenomenon of administrative reform in European countries, evaluation of examples and comparison with evaluations and recommendations (A. a. - A. e.).

News
Teaching takes place on Wednesday from 14-16.15h in Gundulićeva street 10, room 17 or Thursdays from 11:30 to 13:30 in the upper town building Ć irilometodska 4, hall III (ground floor) (for the exact time table please check the attachment in the category document).   The meetings cover 9 topics, three each month. The first meeting is an introductory meeting, while the last meeting will be focused on the essay presentations. Students who did not attend the first meeting on 9 October are welcome to attend the repetition of the introduction on Tuesday , 15 October at 12.30 ( Gundulićeva street 10, room 21/3 ). Please check e-mails regularly, in case that the exact time and location of a particular meeting are changed. The document containg the reading list for all the lectures can be found  in the category document. Additional information available with the teacher dr Romea Manojlović at  romea.manojlovic@pravo.hr