Invitation - International Conference “Looking Beyond the Crises: Impact of Mass Migrations on the Local, Regional, National and EU Governance”, 11-14 May 2017, Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Institute of Public Administration announces the international conference “Looking Beyond the Crises: Impact of Mass Migrations on the Local, Regional, National and EU Governance”, which will be held in Dubrovnik between 11 and 14 May, 2017.

The Conference is organized in collaboration and with the support from the International Political Science Association (IPSA), Study Centre for Public Administration and Public Finances of the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, and Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb.

For more information about the general aim and topics of the Conference, selection procedure, submission of papers and important deadlines please see the
Conference website.

New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 2/2016 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued. 

The new issue of the journal contains six scientific papers of which three written in English and three in Croatian. Within first thematic bloc Aleksandra Maksimovska i Aleksandar Stojkov are writing about social responsiveness and service performance of local governments in the case of Macedonia, while Romea Manojlović focuses on the organizational size as a determining factor of performance and quality measurement. Second thematic bloc on public services contains three papers. Mauricio Covarrubias, Adriana Plasencia Diaz and Mauricio Covarrubias Romero write about decentralisation and governance of the education system in Mexico, Desanka Servan focuses on water management as a factor of territorial integration of local units, and Kristijan Karajić is preoccupied with management of archival institutions and programmes. The last thematic block contains a paper on constitutionality and legality control over independent regulatory bodies written by Josip Vučković.

Alongside the scientific articles, this issue contains court and administrative practice of Supreme Administrative court of Croatia and of Ministry of Finance, and a glossary written by Teo Giljević. Finally, a number of news and information about relevant conferences and round tables is published as well.

First meeting of the COST Project Working Group Local Public Sector Reforms: An International Comparison, Zagreb, 27 - 28 June 2016

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As part of the COST international network (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), a two-day meeting of the first working group (WG1 External (Post) NPM) operating under the Project Local Public sector Reforms: An International Comparison (ISCH COST Action IS1207) was held on 27 and 28 June 2016 at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. Before this workshop in Zagreb, the authors have honed their papers according to the guidelines for their standardization, previously compiled by professors Koprić, Marcou and Wollmann in preparation of a new book on the evaluation of local and regional public services reforms.

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New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 1/2016 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued. 

The new issue of the journal contains six scientific papers referring to the topic of decentralization, five of which are written in English and one in Croatian. In their paper, Koenraad De Ceuninck and Herwig Reynaert deal with central-local relations in Flanders, Anto Bajo, Irena Klemenčić and Marko Primorac are writting about asymmetric decentralisation in some European Union member states, while Ieva Vezbergaite gives a comparative analysis of decentralisation policies, subnational autonomy and federal executive power in Brazil and Mexico. Bogoljub Milosavljević and Jelena Jerinić analyze the status of Serbian towns in the light of recent efforts towards a national decentralisation strategy, Dejan Vučetić deals with the question of decentralisation of city administration and competences of decentralised city units, while Muhamed Mujakić provides an analysis of constitutional position and territorial organisation of local self-government in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Besides the scientific articles, this issue contains views on relevant political and social events in Croatia in 2014, book review, court and administrative practice of Administrative court in Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Osijek. Finally, a number of news and information about relevant conferences, round tables and lectures is published as well.

The third theoretical round table: Social clientelism and "contradictory social mosaic" as a framework for the development of public policies in Croatia, Zagreb, 1 June 2016

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Institute of Public Administration organized its third scientific debate in the field of public administration intended for all its members - academics, professors, assistants, PhD students and graduate students of public administration, political science, law, social work, economics and other social sciences, but also to experts-practitioners of public sector employees, who want to expand their existing knowledge and apply it to gain new insights into their daily duties.

Head theoretical debates is Ph.D., Gordana Marčetić the Department of Administrative Science Faculty of Law in Zagreb.

The idea and the goal of this type of round table is an exchange of know-how on a particular topic from a scientific standpoint. Modern theoretical and doctrinal orientations, concepts and frameworks discussed at the round table are necessary in modern economic and social conditions in European countries for understanding and/or interpretation of the organization and functioning of the public administration. Round tables are structured in a way that one speaker (usually a member of the academic community) holds a presentation on a specific topic, after which the audience makes comments and the discussion follows.

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NISPAcee Conference „Spreading Standards, Building Capacities: European Administrative Space in Progress“, Zagreb, 19-21 May 2016

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Networks of Schools and Institutes of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee) held its 24th Annual Conference on in Zagreb, Croatia. The Conference was hosted by the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. The main objective of this year's Conference was to bring together renowned scholars, researchers, experts and professionals, students and other participants to present conceptual papers, research results and other papers and presentations on the importance, driving factors and impacts of the European Administrative Space (EAS) that emerge throughout Europe and its neighbouring areas and to share knowledge about administrative capacities throughout Europe and the region, and the concrete ways to boost them in the countries of the NISPAcee region.

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New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 4/2015 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued. 

The new issue of the journal contains seven scientific papers of which three written in English and four in Croatian. Within first thematic bloc Šprela Zagorc writes about the institute of decision-making within a reasonable time in administrative procedures. Second thematic bloc - public finances and accounting - comprises three papers. Tatjana Jovanović is focusing on public sector accounting in Slovenia and Croatia, while Tereza Rogić Lugarić is preocuppied with the question of tax secrecy. In his paper, Stjepan Gadžo writes about the position of public bodies in new Croatian system of value added tax . Within thematic bloc administraive theory three papers are published. In his paper, Teo Giljević writes about the influence of organizational environment on administrative coordination, Mirko Pečarič is focused on a heterarchic model of good governance, while Danijel Baturina examines civil society in the context of europeanization.

Alongside the scientific articles, this issue contains views on reform of local and regional self-government, book review, court and administrative practice of Supreme Administrative court of Croatia, Administrative court in Rijeka and Croatian regulatory authority for network industries. Finally, a number of news and information about relevant conferences and round tables is published as well.

Call is open for the 2016 Croatian Institute of Public Administration research grant

Croatian Institute of Public Administration is a non-profit association of scientists and experts interested in public administration and connecting scientific disciplines. The Institute was established in 1997 and has its headquarters in Zagreb. Its members are active in international scientific community. The Institute has recently decided to award one research grant for young researchers from abroad on a yearly basis, in order to strengthen international scientific and research cooperation and to promote researching Croatian public administration within the broader European scientific community.

The grant aims to support comparative researches within the European Administrative Space, and is intended for young researchers (up to 35 years of age), preferably PhD candidates or post-doctoral fellows from abroad. It amounts to 850 euros and covers various expenses connected with research, travel and accommodation in Croatia. It is expected that the researcher will stay in Croatia and cooperate with the Institute’s members for at least one week in the course of 2016. The Institute and the researcher will sign a contract about grant and research.

The deadline for the 2016 call is April, 30th, 2016.

The proposed research must have a clear European comparative dimension.

The research proposal should be of demonstrably excellent quality.

Candidates should work in a European country (Council of Europe members), but are not required to have a European nationality.

The 2016 call is open to young researchers who are presently enrolled in a postdoctoral programme of any kind and who have defended their thesis after January 1st, 2011.

The application should be in English.

A grant application must contain title of research, main idea and hypotheses, theoretical frame and methodology, and a detailed research plan. The research is expected to include a comparison with respective aspects of public administration in at least one country different than Croatia. The research will include collecting empirical data in Croatia. It is expected that the researcher will have submitted at least one scientific paper for publication in the international scholarly journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration by the end of 2016. The last one third of the grant will be paid to researcher after her/his paper is accepted for publication.
An applicant has to attach her/his CV (two pages maximum) and a list of publications, presentations at conferences, and other relevant results. Candidates ought to supply the names of two scientists and their emails in support of the nomination. The Institute will contact them directly and there is no need for an applicant to ask them for support letters.

A selection Committee will evaluate the applications and select the Awardee. If applications are assessed as unsuitable, there is no obligation of the Institute to award a grant or to give special explanations.

Please submit your application in the PDF form with all necessary attachments and information electronically via email attachment to admin@iju.hr.

The results will be published on the Institute’s website.

Professor Dr. Ivan Koprić winner of the Alena Brunovska Award for 2016

President of the Institute of Public Administration, Professor Dr. Ivan Koprić has been selected as the winner of the Alena Brunovska Award for the year 2016 based on the decision of the NISPAcee Award Selection Committee. He has been selected on the basis of his accomplishments in teaching excellence and leadership in pedagogy as well as your contributions to the practice of public administration and applied research. The Award ceremony will be held during the NISPAcee Annual Conference in Zagreb, on Thursday morning, May 19, 2016, in the opening plenary session.

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"Croatian and Comparative Public Administration" - call for subscription in 2016

Institute for Public Administration invites you to subscribe for the periodical “Croatian and Comparative Public Administration” in 2016. Periodical “Croatian and Comparative Public Administration” is the first and only periodical in Croatia specialised for the public administration topics, established in 1999. The periodical is published quarterly, and besides scientific papers, it includes book reviews, the review of court decisions and practices of administration bodies, as well as news related to scientific and professional community.

The annual subscription for 2015 (4 issue in volume) is 150,00 EUR and you can order it through our
subscription form. For any further information related to subscription, please contact us through our contact form or by e-mail to: petra.djurman@iju.hr

New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 3/2015 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued.

The new issue of the journal contains papers dealing with the local services provision. This thematic bloc contains six scientific papers written in English. Lisheng Dong and Xuanhui Liu deal with public service reform in China, Torsten Seidel and Timo Vakkuri write about quasi-market arrangements in local public transportation in Germany and Finland, while Lisheng Dong, Qun Cui and Tom Christensen in their paper focus on the local public services provision in China. Juraj Nemec, Jana Soukopová and Beata Mikušová Meričková are preoccupied with economic aspects of the municipal waste management in Czech Republic and Slovakia, Christopher J. Smith and Daniel Rauhut are dealing with the Commission ‘activism’ in the implementation convergence of Social Services of General Interest in the EU, while Primož Pevcin and Iztok Rakar in their paper focus on legal, organisational, economic and financial aspects of local public services in Slovenia.

Alongside the scientific articles, this issue contains court practice of the Administrative court in Rijeka, a number of news and information about relevant conferences and round tables and a glossary written by Jasmina Džinić.

New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 2/2015 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued.

The new issue of the journal contains eight scientific papers in English dealing with local self-government. In his paper, Norbert Kersting deals with local political participation in Europe, focusing on elections and referendums, Anamarija Musa, Domagoj Bebić and Petra Đurman analyse transparency and openness in the case of Croatian cities, while Simona Kukovič and Marjan Brezovšek analyse e-democracy and e-participation in Slovenian local self-government. Colin Copus deals with the question of ideology and realism in local governance, Ivan Koprić and Mirko Klarić analyse new developments in local democracy in Croatia, while Michele Breuillard focuses on local democracy in France. In his paper, Dawid Sześciło is preoccupied with participatory budgeting in Poland, while Ivan Koprić, Daria Dubajić and Tijana Vukojičić Tomić analyse county elections in Croatia.

Alongside the scientific articles, this issue contains views on open questions on property restitution or the compensation for the property of former land communities, court practice by the County court in Zagreb, practice of Administrative court in Osijek and Civil service commission. Finally, a number of news and information about relevant conferences and round tables is published as well.

New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 1/2015 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued.

The new issue of the journal contains papers dealing with comparative public administration. The new issue contains seven scientific papers written in Croatian.

Within the thematic block on comparative public administration, Ivan Koprić introduces the structure of the papers and Goranka Lalić Novak explains appliance of comparative research method in studying public administration. Gordana Marčetić gives an overview of comparative civil service systems. The following papers are focused on public administration and political system of four European countries, dealing with political and constitutional arrangements, territorial organisation, state administration, public services, personal systems and administrative reforms. Petra Đurman writes about public administration and political system in the United Kingdom, Iva Lopižić gives an overview of this issue in the case of France, Romea Manojlović deals with the case of Germany, Jasmina Džinić with Estonian case and Mihovil Škarica with Albania. Within the rubric on current issues, Hrvoje Marušić is writing about public administration reform in the context of Eurointegration processes.

Alongside the scientific articles, this issue contains one book review, court practice by the High administrative court of the Republic of Croatia, Administrative courts in Split and Rijeka, and the Civil Service Commission of the Republic of Croatia. The journal also contains a number of news and information about relevant conferences and round tables

New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 4/2014 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued.

The new issue of the journal contains papers dealing with the protection of human rights in administrative and judicial proceedings. The paper published in this issue of the journal are the product of the joint bilateral project between the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb and the Graduate School for Government and European Studies, Kranj, Slovenia.

In the first paper, professor Ivan Koprić gives an overview of Croatian-Slovenian Project Protection of Human Rights in Administrative and Judicial Proceedings, which is followed by five papers of Slovenian and another five papers of Croatian authors. The first part of the journal contains five papers written in Slovenian. Matej Avbelj is writting about the legal protection of individuals in administrative law of the European Union, while Polonca Kovač assesses trends in Slovenia and European Union regarding participation and information access in administrative procedure. Jernej Podlipnik deals with the taxation of unreported personal income, Vojko Strahovnik, and Gašper Škarja focus on ethics and integrity management and the codes of ethics in administration, while Jernej Letnar Černič: gives an critical evaluation of the operation of the Slovenian ombudsman. The second block contains five papers in Croatian. Goranka Lalić Novak deals with the right to asylum in case law, Frane Staničić and Ana Đanić write about legality and constitutionality of general acts in Croatian law and the practice of the High administrative court of the Republic of Croatia, Lana Ofak is focused on the question of limiting the legal position of the parties in the special administrative procedures, Marko Turudić deals with administrative court supervision of the regulatory agencies for network industries, while Mateja Crnković examines administrative contracts in Croatian legal system.

Alongside the scientific articles, this issue contains opinions on the proposal of the Strategy for the development of Croatian public administration 2014-2020, court practice by the High administrative court of the Republic of Croatia, Administrative courts in Rijeka and Split, and a number of news and information about relevant conferences and round tables.

"Croatian and Comparative Public Administration" - call for subscription in 2015

Institute for Public Administration invites you to subscribe for the periodical “Croatian and Comparative Public Administration” in 2015. Periodical “Croatian and Comparative Public Administration” is the first and only periodical in Croatia specialised for the public administration topics, established in 1999. The periodical is published quarterly, and besides scientific papers, it includes book reviews, the review of court decisions and practices of administration bodies, as well as news related to scientific and professional community.

The annual subscription for 2015 (4 issue in volume) is 150,00 EUR and you can order it through our
subscription form. For any further information related to subscription, please contact us through our contact form or by e-mail to: petra.djurman@iju.hr

Invitation to the IPSA International Conference “Decentralization Policies: Reshuffling the Scene”, Dubrovnik, 7-11 May, 2015

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Institute for Public Administration has pleasure to invite you to international conference “Decentralization Policies: Reshuffling the Scene”, which is going to be held in Dubrovnik between 7 and 11 May, 2015. The Conference is organized in cooperation with the International Political Science Association (IPSA), Croatian Political Science Association, Faculty of Law in Zagreb - Study Centre for Public Administration and Public Finance and Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb.

For more information about the goals, main topics and content of the Conference, organizers of the Conference, participation, deadline for submission of papers, as well as for technical detail and contacts of organizers, please see the attached invitation.

Invitation to the Conference

New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 3/2014 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued.

The new issue of the journal contains papers dealing with the topic of public services, civil service, local democracy and security and intelligence services. All papers are written in Croatian.

In the first part of the new issue two papers dealing with the topic of public services are published. Emina Ahmetović, Medina Ahmedić, Almira Muharemović, Edina Nožinović, Aleksandar Draganić, Vesna Katić, Edin Islamović are writing about the puls methodology in examining the level of citizens’ satisfaction with public services, while Desanka Sarvan analyses the implementation of new public management measures in water management. The second part of the journal also contains two papers, dealing with the topic of civil service. In his paper, Damir Juras focuses on disciplinary measures of customs servants, while Alen Benazić analyses the impact of organizational reforms and downsizing on the quality of human resources in public administration. In the following section Vojko Rešetar deals with conducting referendum on the local level in Croatia, while Krešimir Margaletić in the last section analyses normative framework of the security and intelligence system in Croatia.

Alongside the scientific articles, the new issue contains book review, court practice and a number of news and information about relevant conferences and round tables. In addition, a glossary written by Jasmina Džinić has been published.

New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 2/2014 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued. The new issue of the journal contains papers dealing with European governance, public sector ethics, public finances and decentralization, Croatian state and election rights, as well as administrative law. Four papers are written in English and three papers in Croatian.

The first part of the issue deals with European governance containing two papers. Paper published by assistant professor Anamarija Musa is devoted to the topic of reforming the European Union’s Agency Governance. In his paper, Paweł Swianiewicz deals with Polish regions and the impact of Europeanization. The second part of the journal comprises two papers dealing with the topic of public sector ethics. Tony Evans is analysing the moral economy of street-level service, while Dagmar Radin and Brian Shoup deal with the question of party instability, institutional incentive, and corruption in emerging democracies. The third part of the journal, covering the issue public finances and decentralization, includes paper about fiscal decentralization and fiscal imbalance in Croatia and European Union countries written by Anto Bajo and Marko Primorac. In thematic block devoted to the question of Croatian state and election rights Ivan Kosnica explains Croatian-Slavonian Affiliation in Croatia and Slavonia in the Period after the Croatian-Hungarian Agreement of 1868. The last section of the journal contains paper dealing with the legal nature of public procurement contract published by Anica Drmić.

Alongside the scientific articles, issue contains book review, court practice and a number of news and information about relevant conferences and round tables. In addition, Recommendations adopted by the Forum of public administration on reforming public administration in Croatia have been published.

New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 1/2014 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued.

The new issue of the journal contains papers dealing with local self-government and relationship between citizens and public administration. The new issue contains nine scientific papers - of which three are original scientific papers, four review scientific papers and two preview scientific reports. Seven papers are published in English and two in English.

The first part of the journal deals with local self-government, containing six papers. Paper written by professo Paweł Swianiewicz is devoted to the topic of europeanization of Polish local politics and policy making, while Marta Lackowska, PhD, analyses Europeanization of Polish Cities. Professor Fred Lazin writes about local government reforms in Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The topic of the paper written by professor Miro Haček and Irena Bačlija, PhD, is administrative capacity in Slovenian municipalities, while Zoran Radman, PhD, deals with the realisation of the right to local self-government in spatial planning. Professor Ivan Koprić devoted his paper to the problems with decentralisation of power in Croatia. The second part of the journal comprises three papers dealing with the topic of citizens and public administration. Igor Vidačak, PhD, and Marina Škrabalo analyse the effects of europeanisation on openness of the public administration in Croatia, Wolfgang Rusch writes about modernisation of the system of administrative procedures in South Eastern Europe, while the topic of the paper written by Iskra Akimovska Maletić, PhD, refers to the human rights and public services.

Alongside the scientific articles, this issue contains one book review, glossary written by Mihovil Škarica, PhD, and court practice by the High administrative court of the Republic of Croatia, Administrative courts in Zagreb, Rijeka and Osijek. The journal also contains a number of news and information about relevant conferences and round tables.

New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 4/2013 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued.

The new issue of the journal contains papers dealing with administrative theory, public sector economy, politics and public administration as well as with civil service. The new issue contains eight scientific papers - of which two are original scientific papers and six review scientific papers - and one professional paper. Six papers are published in Croatian and three in English.

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