• Public Administration System

    Public Administration System


    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the public administration system. Its special quality is that it deals with the entire public administration system in one place, which is why the authors had to define its boundaries, core institutions and functions and its relationship with the external environment. The purpose was not to consider all public administration issues in depth, but at a system level, making it an overarching work for further study of the public administration system. In that context, present and future scientific and expert works may be linked with it in areas...

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  • Nonpartisan Entrepreneurs: Comparative Analyses of Slovene and European Mayors, their Functions, Opinions and Activities

    Nonpartisan Entrepreneurs: Comparative Analyses of Slovene and European Mayors, their Functions, Opinions and Activities


    The aim of this book is to contribute to the contemporary debate on the mayor's political role in the local community. The book presents the results of the international POLLEADER survey (the survey included mayors of municipalities with more than 10,000 inhabitants in 29 European countries), focusing specifically on the comparison between what a Slovenian mayor is, what is his function in practice and what his European counterparts are like.  It addresses, among other things, how they became mayors, what their social environment is and how their political careers have evolved; how...

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  • Contemporary Drivers of Local Development

    Contemporary Drivers of Local Development


    This book was born from the joint effort of the professors and researchers of a university course on Comparative Local Development. It contains 25 articles on social, economic and institutional factors of Local Development, highlighting drivers of the development of settlements and regions in urban and rural spaces. The book has been organized according to the genre of the contributions as follows.

    • Conceptual framework, theory, and measurement. This chapter contains articles designing conceptual frameworks, identifying theories, setting up models, measuring...
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