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administration. Despite clear differences between both academic fields, public theology and public administration could potentially build promising connections in thinking through what the dawn of a post-secular society may imply for fostering reflexivity among policy-makers, civil servants, and other state

In: International Journal of Public Theology
Authors: Tove H. Malloy and Sonja Wolf

the farming class. In 1851, the Danish authorities imposed Danish as the language of public administration in the region and began a Danification campaign against the use of German. This led not only to social unrest as well as international condemnation but also to a war that resulted in the

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

touching upon the linguistic rights of national minorities – namely, the use of languages in relations with the public administration, and the supervision and enforcement of linguistic requirements – and analyses how this advice aligns with the recommendations put forward by other international actors and

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights
Author: Umberto Buratti

The relationship between citizens and Public Administration in Italy has been conflicting ever since 1861. High costs and a slow bureaucracy have exacerbated citizens’ distrust in the public system, which in turn has become increasingly self-referential. Politics has also been playing a major role, with governments taking either the side of the citizens or of the public administration at convenience. The reforms adopted over the last twenty years were aimed at bringing the public sector closer to the private one. Competition has so far been considered the best strategy to curb inefficiency and waste in the public sector. The last reform introduced in 2009 gave Italian citizens the opportunity to gain better control over the public sector. But does competition provide for the best solution to the problems of the Italian Public Administration? Over the last twenty years, inefficiency, maladministration and corruption have not reduced. Competition alone is unlikely to provide for an economically effective solution. Moreover, the ongoing conflict between citizens and Public Administration raises ethical concerns and weakens the democratic process. Are there alternative solutions? Is it possible to shift from a conflict-based competition towards a responsible participation? Would this be an economically and ethically viable solution? What role could new technologies play? Could e-democracy contribute to increasing the efficiency of the Public Administration?

In: Living Responsibly: Ethical Issues in Everyday Life

D I M C E N I K O L O V I N N O V A T I O N S IN T H E P U B L I C A D M I N I S T R A T I O N I N T H E B A L K A N R E G I O N ' S u m m a r y This article offers an overview o f the innovation efforts and opportunities in the public administration in the Western Balkans. It focuses

In: Southeastern Europe

individual spheres of public administration is hardly enough to prove a thesis of total centralization in that period. At the beginning of the 2000s, a campaign of delimitation of responsibilities between central, regional and local governments took place. One of the most well-known and important results was

In: Russian Politics
Author: Noemi Nagy

This article overviews the 2016 developments concerning the status and rights of European minorities with respect to administrative and judicial proceedings, with special focus on language rights. The longest section of the article is devoted to the activities of the Council of Europe, including the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and the implementation of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages, as well as the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. Furthermore, the relevant legal developments in the activities of the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the European Union are presented.

In: European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online
The Yearbook is the only publication devoted to ombudsman issues. The International Ombudsman Yearbook contains articles written from legal or public administration perspectives which address issues of interest to the contemporary ombudsman and all persons with an interest in the institution.

As of volume 10, this Yearbook is no longer published by MNP/Brill.
Author: William Holden

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/156853509X438599 Worldviews 13 (2009) 180-218 WORLDVIEWS Post Modern Public Administration in the Land of Promise: Th e Basic Ecclesial Community Movement of Mindanao William N. Holden University of Calgary wnholden

In: Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology

. Furthermore, in April 2010, after being constantly blamed for not reacting to the economic crisis, the hdz government announced an Economic Recovery Program. This incorporates several goals: the state’s withdrawal from the economy, the implementation of necessary structural reforms, public administration

In: Middle East Law and Governance