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European Administrative space

Evropski upravni prostor

Course credits:

6.00 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 30 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

izr. prof. dr. Irena Bačlija Brajnik






Second semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Public Policies and Sdministration


Students are allowed to participate in the course provided that they have completed the enrolment procedure.

Objectives and competences

OBJECTIVES: The main objective of the course is to acquaint students with the role of national public administrations of the Member States in the process of implementation of EU Directives (and Regulations); emphases are on building the capacities of public administrations and the development of common guidelines and principles of the EU, affecting a growing convergence of public administrations and construction of the so-called European administrative space. COMPETENCES: The student is able to: analyze the process of implementation of EU directives; evaluate changes in the public administrations of the Member States; critically reflect on the isomorphic impacts and issues of convergence; students acquire advanced research skills to analyze the capacities of national administrations and the optimization of the implementation capabilities.

Content (Syllabus outline)

The course provides content related to the processes of implementation of EU policies through public administrations of the Member States; course specifically addresses two dimensions of the European Administrative space, institutional and symbolic. The course provides content on the minimal standards of operation of public administrations of the Member States, of the implementation capacities of public administrations, and raises the question of convergence in this area, giving special emphasis on the latest research and trends in the field of analyzing convergence (as well as the various isomorphic influences). Additionally international recommendations for modernizing public administrations of the Member States are presented as well as the formation of European Administrative space.

Intended learning outcomes:

knowledge of common EU principles of public administration comprehension isomorphic impact on the national public administrations synthesising indicators of convergence of public administration evaluating importance of national public administration capacities for EU

Learning and teaching methods:

lectures, seminars, fieldwork, publicspeaking


written assignments 100 %.

Obligatory literature

1. Unit of obligatory literature:

Author: Bačlija Brajnik, Irena
Title: Vladovanje in menedžment : evropeizacija slovenske javne uprave »
Publishing: Ljubljana : Fakulteta za družbene vede, 2016 [i. e.] 2015
ISBN: 978-961-235-770-2
COBISS.SI-ID: 282692864 - Record/s in the catalog ODKJG »

2. Unit of obligatory literature:

Author: Painter, Martin (ur.); Peters, B. Guy (ur.)
Title: Tradition and public administration »
Publishing: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-230-57566-0; 978-0-230-28963-5
COBISS.SI-ID: 4980398 - Record/s in the catalog ODKJG »
All obligatory literature in catalog ODKJG »

Additional literature

1. Unit of additional literature:

Author: Organizacija za gospodarsko sodelovanje in razvoj
Title: Preparing public administrations for the European administrative space »
Publishing: Paris : OECD, 1998
ISBN: fdv-isbn-109
COBISS.SI-ID: 108222467 - Record/s in the catalog ODKJG »
Notes: Besedilo je tudi v francoščinii

2. Unit of additional literature:

Author: SIGMA / OECD
Title: European principles for public administration »
Publishing: Paris : OECD, 1999
ISBN: fdv-isbn-030
COBISS.SI-ID: 3090769 - Record/s in the catalog ODKJG »
All additional literature in catalog ODKJG »

Hot to aquire credits:

For full and part study

  1. Lectures, seminars and individual consultations
    Raziskovalna, projektna ali daljša seminarska izpitna naloga

Curriculum was last modified on: 08.07.2022