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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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New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 3/2013 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued. The new issue of the journal contains papers dealing with Europeanization of public administration, local and urban governance, services of general interest and public law. The new issue contains eight scientific papers, three them of original scientific papers, four review scientific papers and one preliminary scientific reports. Seven papers are published in English and one in Croatian.

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