administration. Despite clear differences between both academic fields, public theology and publicadministration 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
the farming class. In 1851, the Danish authorities imposed Danish as the language of publicadministration 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
touching upon the linguistic rights of national minorities – namely, the use of languages in relations with the publicadministration, and the supervision and enforcement of linguistic requirements – and analyses how this advice aligns with the recommendations put forward by other international actors and
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?
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 publicadministration in the Western Balkans. It focuses
individual spheres of publicadministration 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
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.
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. 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, publicadministration