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
prof. dr. sc. Vedran Đulabić
izv. prof. dr. sc. Anamarija Musa
Lecturers: izv. prof. dr. sc. Jasmina Džinić - Lectures
izv. prof. dr. sc. Goranka Lalić Novak - Lectures
izv. prof. dr. sc. Romea Manojlović Toman - Lectures
Exam dates:
  • 23. 01. 2023.
  • 06. 02. 2023.
  • 03. 04. 2023.
  • 29. 05. 2023.
  • 26. 06. 2023.
  • 10. 07. 2023.
  • 28. 08. 2023.
  • 11. 09. 2023.
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 Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, Dekanat /Dean's Office
prof. dr. sc. Gordana Marčetić

Thursdays at 13:30-15:00h

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

Fridays at 13:00-14:30h

Ćirilometodska 4, room 29
izv. prof. dr. sc. Anamarija Musa

Thursday u 11.30 online or room 32 (ĆM4), please sign up by e-mail 

Ćirilometodska 4, room 32
Lecturer Consultations Location
izv. prof. dr. sc. Jasmina Džinić (Lectures) Gundulićeva 10, room Gundulićeva 10, soba 3a
izv. prof. dr. sc. Goranka Lalić Novak (Lectures) Gundulićeva 10, room 17
izv. prof. dr. sc. Romea Manojlović Toman (Lectures)

Via Google Meet or in person. To determine the date and time, sign up by e-mail. 

Gundulićeva 10, room 21/3
Literature
REQUIRED: Peters, B.G. and J Pierre, eds,; The Handbook of Public Administration.; Sage Publications (2008), str. selected
REQUIRED: ­D.Kettl; The Transformation of Governance: Globalization, Devolution and the Role of Government; Public Administration Review, 60:6 (2000), str. selected
REQUIRED: H. C.H. Hofmann, A. H. Tuerk (eds.); EU Administrative Governance,; Cheltenham, Northampton, Edward Elgar (2006), str. selected
REQUIRED: ­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)
REQUIRED: Koprić, I.; ontemporary Croatian Public Administration on the Reform Waves; Godišnjak Akademije pravnih znanosti Hrvatske, vol. II., no. 1/2011 (2011), str. selected
REQUIRED: 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)
REQUIRED: OECD; The principles of public administration; OECD (2014), str. selected
RECOMMENDED: ­T. Bovaird, E. Loeffler (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
RECOMMENDED: ­B.G.Peters, M. Painter; Administrative traditions; Palgrave Macmillan (2010), str. selected
RECOMMENDED: ­T.A.J. Toonen; Administrative Reform: Analytics; Peters, B.G. and J Pierre, eds, The Handbook of Public Administration. Sage Publications (2008), str. selected
RECOMMENDED: ­F.Cardona; Assessing the Approximation of Administrative Principles and Practices among EU Member States; OECD Sigma (2005), str. selected
RECOMMENDED: ­Koprić I.; Attracting and Retaining the Best People in Civil Service; UNDP, www.rcpar.org (2010), str. selected
RECOMMENDED: 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
RECOMMENDED: ­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
RECOMMENDED: ­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
RECOMMENDED: ­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
RECOMMENDED: ­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
RECOMMENDED: ­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
RECOMMENDED: 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
23. 01. 2023.
06. 02. 2023.
03. 04. 2023.
29. 05. 2023.
26. 06. 2023.
10. 07. 2023.
28. 08. 2023.
11. 09. 2023.

Students interested in the course should contact dr Anamarija Musa at amusa@pravo.hr to get the reading materials and instructions for the course.  

The next meeting will be held on Monday 25th March 2019 at 10.00 (Cirilometodska 4, hall C-V). 

The dates in the schedule below are only indicative (indicating the week of lecture).

 

 

 

Teaching takes place in form of the introductory lecture followed by the student presentations of their readings and discussion (discussion group).

Teaching starts on 28 February and ends 30 May 2019.

To be able to participate in the teaching session the students are required to prepare at least one reading from the list for each meeting (reading material approximately 20-30 pages per meeting). The student is expected to present orally and discuss in the group.

The assessment of the student achievement is comprised of the assessment of her/his activity during lectures (presence, presentation, discussion) 50% and the essay 50%.

Students are free to define the essay topic according to their interest and upon the consultation with the teacher. The final decision on the topic of the essay should be made by 16th May.  Upon the decision the students will be assigned to the mentor.

The recommended length of an essay is 20.000-28.000 characters (with spaces; approximately 10-15 pages), presenting the problem addressed in the paper, a literature review, a research (if applicable), discussion and conclusions.

At the last meeting the students are expected to present their draft essays (powerpoint presentation).

Students are required to submit their essays by 12 June to their mentors.

Teachers and contacts – Summer 2018/2019

  • dr Anamarija Musa, assistant professor, Department of Administrative Science of the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb, amusa@pravo.hr , Ćirilometodska 4, Upper Town, room 32 / office hours Wednesday 12.00  (teacher responsible for the course, please contact for inquires or information)
  • dr Vedran Đulabić, associate professor, Department of Administrative Science of the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb, vdulabic@pravo.hr Ćirilometodska 4, Upper Town, room 29 / office hours Friday 13.00
  • professor dr Gordana Marčetić, assistant professor, gordana.marcetic@pravo.hr Ćirilometodska 4, room 26 / office hours Thursday 13.30

Important notice: please check your e-mail regularly for changes of time and location for particular lecture, in cases when teachers due to other obligations are not able to organize the meeting according to above plan or students have to attend obligatory events or training.

Information on the course also available http://www.pravo.unizg.hr/UZ/predmet/rpaitec

Dates of lectures and seminars / important deadlines

Time and Location:

Teaching takes place on Thursdays from 12:00 to 14:00 in the upper town building Ćirilometodska 4, hall V (ground floor).  

The meetings cover 9 topics, three each month. The first meeting is introductory meeting, while the last meeting will be focused on the essay presentations.

Students who did not attend the first meeting on 28 February are welcome to attend the repetition of the introduction on Wednesday, 3 March at 12.00 (Ćirilometodska 4, 1st floor, room 32).

Please check e-mails regularly, in case that the exact time and location of a particular meeting are changed.

date & time

topic

teacher

Thursday,

28 February 12.30-14.00

Introduction to the course

Dr Anamarija Musa

Assistant professor

Thursday,

14 March 12.00-14.00

  1. PA Reforms in Europe – from New Public Management to Neoweberian state

Professor dr Gordana Marčetić

Thursday,

21 March 12.00-14.00

  1. European Administrative Space

Dr Anamarija Musa

Assistant professor

Thursday,

28 March 12.00-14.00

  1. Citizens and Public Administration

Dr Anamarija Musa

Assistant professor

Thursday,

4 April 12.00-14.00

  1. Civil Servants and Civil Service Law  

Professor Dr Gordana Marčetić

Thursday,

18 April 12.00-14.00

  1. New European Public Services

Dr Vedran Đulabić,

Associate professor

Thursday,

25 April 12.00-14.00

  1. Ethics & Integrity in Public Administration

Professor dr Gordana Marčetić

Thursday,

02 May 12.00-14.00

  1. Accountability and control of public administration

Dr Anamarija Musa,

Assistant  professor

Thursday,

09 May 12.00-14.00

  1. Decentralization in Europe

Dr

Vedran Đulabić,

Associate professor

Thursday,

16 May 12.00-14.00

  1. EU Administrative action. Regulation and law making and National Administrations

Dr Anamarija Musa,

Assistant  professor

Thursday,

30 May 12.00-14.00

 Essay presentations (2h)

Dr Anamarija Musa

Assistant professor

12 June 2019

Essay submission

Mentor

15 June 2019  

Notification

Mentor

In addition, students are expected to attend lectures of visiting professors, if scheduled.

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