Full Professor and Head of the Chair of Administrative Science at the Faculty of Law.
Teaching courses: law, public administration, tax administration, social work, and several postgraduate and doctoral studies (Public Law and Public Administration; Urban Management; Social Policy). Responsible for 46 courses at the Faculty of Law.
One of the creators of the teaching curricula for the vocational study programme in Public Administration and MA study programme in Public Administration at the Study Centre for Public Administration and Public Finances at the Faculty of Law;
Acted as vice-dean of the Faculty of Law, Zagreb University (2001-2003);
Acted as honorary Head of Department for Public Administration Study (2004-2005) at the Social Science Polytechnic;
Acted as honorary Dean of the Social Science Polytechnic in Zagreb (2005-2011);
Acted as Head of the Institute of Public Law and Public Administration of the Faculty of Law, Zagreb University (2005-2013);
Acted as honorary Head of the interdisciplinary postgraduate study Public Administration of the University of Zagreb (2006-2010);
Acted as Head of the doctoral study in Public Law and Public Administration at the Faculty of Law and of the postgraduate study Public Administration (2011-2015)
Acted as Head of the Study Centre for Public Administration and Public Finances with status of vice-dean of the Faculty of Law, Zagreb University (2011-2015);
Since 2015: member of the board of the joint PhD study in Human Rights, Society, and Multi-Level Governance organized by the University of Padua, University of Athens, University of Western Sydney, and the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb.
Supervisor of more than 160 graduation theses in law and public administration, including the two papers receiving the Rector’s of the University of Zagreb Prize and the Dean’s of the Faculty of Law in Zagreb Prize. Supervisor of twelve PhD theses, including the thesis written by Jasmina Džinić who was awarded with NISPAcee Mzia Mikeladze PhD Thesis Award for 2015.
More than 160 presentations at the scientific and other conferences, mostly abroad.
Editor-in-chief of scholarly journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration.
Member of editorial board of several international scientific journals (Lex localis – Maribor, Trieste, Graz, Split; Riesed, Revista Internacional de Estudios Sobre Sistemas Educativos, Mexico City; Revija za socijalnu politiku, Zagreb; Godišnjak Akademije pravnih znanosti Hrvatske).
Field of expertise and research includes: local governance and self-government, local autonomy and democracy, decentralisation, multi-level governance, European Administrative Space, organisation theory, administrative theory, administrative education, human resource management, performance management, administrative procedures and justice, public policy, comparative public administration, etc.
Author and editor of twenty books, more than 110 scientific papers, more than 180 other articles.
List of books:
Chrestomathy of Administrative Science (vol. I and II, co-author, 1998, in Croatian),
Structure and Communication in Administrative Organisations (1999, in Croatian),
Modernisation of the Croatian Public Administration (ed., 2003, in English),
Legislative Frameworks for Decentralisation in Croatia (ed., 2003, in English),
Public Administration (ed., 2006, in Croatian),
Modernisation of General Administrative Procedures and Public Administration in Croatia (ed., 2009, in Croatian),
New Law on General Administrative Procedures (ed., 2009, in Croatian),
European Administrative Space (co-author, 2012, in Croatian),
Reform of Local and Regional Self-Government in Croatia (ed., 2013, in Croatian),
Agencies in Croatia (ed., 2013, in Croatian),
Twenty Years of the Croatian Local Self-Government (ed., 2013, in Croatian),
Administrative Science: Public Administration in Contemporary European Context (co-author, 2014, 2016, in Croatian),
Europeanisation of Administrative Justice in Croatia (ed., 2014, in Croatian),
Europeanisation of the Croatian Public Administration (ed., 2014, in Croatian),
Cooperation and Development in Local and
Regional Self-Government (co-editor and co-author, 2015, in Croatian),
Managing Quality and Performance in Public Administration (co-editor and co-author, 2016, in Croatian),
Public and Social Services in Europe: From Public and Municipal to Private Sector Provision. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (co-editor, 2016, in English),
Legal Remedies in Administrative Procedures in Western Balkans. Comparative Study prepared and written by the Institute of Public Administration, Zagreb, Croatia, for Regional School of Public Administration, Danilovgrad, Montenegro (2016, co-author, team leader, in English),
Citizens, Public Administration, and Local Self-Government: Trust, Cooperation, Support. Zagreb: Institute of Public Administration (co-editor and co-author, 2017, in Croatian),
Evaluating Reforms of Local Public and Social Services in Europe: More Evidence for Better Results. London: Palgrave Macmillan (co-editor, 2017, forthcoming, in English)
European Administrative Space: Spreading Standards, Building Capacities. Bratislava: NISPAcee, 2017 (co-editor, 2017, forthcoming, in English)
Komparativna javna uprava. Zagreb, Pravni fakultet (editor and co-author, 2017, forthcoming, in Croatian)
Reforming Public Administration in Contemporary European Context. Zagreb, Pravni fakultet (editor and co-author, 2017, forthcoming, in English)
The author of the following monographs and research reports:
Attracting and Retaining the Best People in the Civil Service (author; 2009, in English, for UNDP),
About the new Law on General Administrative Procedures (author; 2010, in Croatian, for the Croatian Association of Municipalities),
Managing Performance in the Western Balkan Civil Service Structures (author; 2010, in English, for UNDP),
The Position of Police Officers in the Republic of Croatia: Results of Scientific Study and Recommendations for Improvement (author, 2016, in Croatian, for the Police Officers Union, version in English also available).
Participated in 40 scientific, policy, and other projects in Croatia and abroad; and led ten of them. Consultant in more than 20 projects financed by the EU, the WB, the OECD, the UNDP and other donors. OECD-SIGMA and ReSPA expert in administrative procedure and justice, administrative reform, and similar fields of expertise.
Author of more than 110 scientific papers published in the scholarly journals and other publications, and more than 160 other articles and papers in Croatia and abroad.
President of the Institute of Public Administration in Zagreb (2008-2017).
President of the Scientific Committee of the Croatian Academy of Legal Sciences (2014-2018).
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