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Institute for Public Administration invites you to subscribe for the periodical “Croatian and Comparative Public Administration” in 2014. 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.

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New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 2/2013 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued.

The new issue of the journal contains papers dealing with administrative theory, European Union and europeanization, public servants, local self government with the focus on local self-government in Bosnia and Hercegovina and with public finances. The new issue contains ten scientific and professional papers, two thereof original scientific papers, three review scientific papers, four preliminary scientific report and one professional paper. Eight papers are published in Croatian and two in English.


New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 1/2013 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued. 

The new issue of the journal contains papers dealing with public administration education, administrative law and local self-government. The new issue contains ten scientific papers, three them of original scientific papers, four review scientific papers and three preliminary scientific reports. Eight papers are published in English and two in Croatian


Information for subscribers of "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear subscribers and followers of the journal "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration",

We apologize for the delay in publishing the issue number 1/2013. The delay is caused by technical reasons, which we have now solved. You can expect to receive the issue no. 1/2013 in the course of June and issue no. 2/013 by the end of July.

We hope the quality of the papers that will be published in the following issued will compensate this delay.

We thank you for your patience and understanding and we are looking forward to future collaboration.


Editorial board of the journal

Manual for Professional Training - "Local Self-Government and Local Elections"

Seventh edition of the Institute's book series "Manuals for Professional Training" begins with a comprehensive introductory study on Croatian system of local and regional self-government in the light of 20 years of experience, written by professor dr Ivan Kopric. The study analyses the development of the system of local and regional self-government in three fundamental stages: first 1990-1993, second 1993-2001 and third 2001-2010. It also tackles current situation and characteristics of existing territorial organization, serious disadvantages of the existing system, reasons for territorial reorganisation by decreasing the number of local units, establishing of political (self-governing) regions, measures for modernization of the system, etc. and finally formulates ten suggestions for reform of the system of local and regional self-government in Croatia.


A book on local and regional self-government reform in Croatia

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The book represents scientific almanac encompassing twelve papers originally presented at the conference “What kind of reform of local and regional self-government, organized by Institute of Public Administration and held in Zagreb on April 22nd 2010 and subsequently underwent international review. All papers are in Croatian, each accompanied by an English summary. In their papers, authors engage in problematization of all crucial aspects and components of territorial (local and regional) self-government in Croatia, identify fundamental problems of existing system and elaborate detailed suggestions for improvement of the system.Topics tackled are main features of existing and proposals for new territorial organisation (professor dr Ivan Kopric), local scope of affairs in the light of new functions and roles of local units (Mihovil Skarica), problems and new solutions in financing localscope of affairs (Helena Masaric), novelties in regional development and regional politics (assistant professor dr Vedran Djulabic), problems of big cities and their financing (assistant professor dr Tereza Rogic Lugaric), problems and potentials of sub-municipal self-government (Nives Kopajtich Skrlec), conditions and problems of local political institutions after introduction of direct election of mayors (professor dr Ivan Kopric, Tijana Vukojicic Tomic), human potentials management in the light of new local civil service legislation (associate professor dr Gordana Marcetic), analysis of existing situation and possible changes in the system of supervision over local units (dr Teodor Antic) and comparative examples of difficulties in decentralisation processes unwinding in France (Teo Giljevic), Greece (Romea Manojlovic) and Slovenia (Daria Dubajic).

All papers in the book are equipped with a summary and list of references. The book also contains paper summaries in English, as well as the list of authors.

New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 4/2012 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued. 

The new issue contains articles dealing with the topics of administrative theory, relationship between civil society and public administration, administrative contracts and public procurements, performance management in the public sector and the theory of local self-government.

In total nine scientific papers have been published, comprising four original scientific papers, two review scientific papers and three preliminary scientific reports. Six papers are written in English and three in Croatian.

Professor John Halligan has devoted his paper to the explanation of the reforms undertaken in Australia and the outcomes of these reforms with the focus on present reforms and the problem that have arisen. Also, the author uses the comparative approach, explaining similar reforms undertaken in New Zealand and Great Britain. Jasmina Džinić writes about the quality of public administration, with a special emphasis on the public sector awards as an instrument to stimulate and enhance the quality of public sector. Jelena Matančević analyses the challenges and specificities that appear during the conduction of international comparative civil sector researches. The paper also contains the review of most important researches. Professor Marc Gjidara has devoted his paper to the contractual relations between public law partners in France, with special emphasis on the contracts between central state and local units, whose number has increased after the start of the decentralization process in 1980s. Professor Didier Truchet deals with the basic principles of the public procurement procedure in France and the influence EU law has had on it. Dubravka Jurlina Alibegović, PhD and Sunčana Slijepčević, PhD, analyse the possibility of the introduction of performance measurement at sub-national level in Croatia and they try to point out the main obstacles preventing the introduction of this system, which would certainly bring to faster local and regional development. Professor Mohan S. Kashikar explains the performance appraisal system in India, its main weaknesses and suggests possible solutions. Professor Ivan Koprić analyses the changes in the territorial structure in European countries, grouping these countries into three categories. The paper also discusses the question how to solve the problems emerging from different needs, interests and circumstances in territorially different units. Anamarija Musa, PhD, has devoted her paper to the topic of agencification as a new form of decentralization basing on the tasks. In her paper she has explained the good and bad sides of agencification and the development and progression of this trend in Croatia.

Besides scientific paper, this issue of the journal contains also one book review, glossary, court practice from the Administrative court in Rijeka and High administrative court of the Republic of Croatia, practice of the Civil Service Commission of the Republic of Croatia, as well as a number of news from Croatian and international conferences and events.