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O podobách verejnej správy.

On shapes of public administration.

JUDr. Peter Kukliš, CSc., Ústav štátu a práva SAV, v. v. i., Bratislava

Právny obzor, 106, 2023, No. 6, pp. 521 – 542.

Published online: 14.12.2023

Abstract. „Public administration“ is a typical polysemic term. This is the reason why it is very difficult to define public administration. The author agrees with the opinions according to which it is more accurate to describe public administration than to define it. Public administration and public power are correlates, their existence is mutually dependent. Public power is the basis of public administration, and public administration is one of the forms (ways) by which public power is exercised. At the same time, with its organizational and technical activities, it partly participates in the creation of public power (e.g. in the case of parliamentary, presidential, regional and local elections). Attention is paid to the material and formal understanding of public administration, bearers and executors of public administration, superior (intervening) and non-superior (caring) public administration. The shape of public administrations in individual countries is influenced by significant efforts to improve the quality of public administrations (usually reforms). The most influential reform concepts in recent times are probably New Public Management, Neo-Weberian State, New Governance and Hybrid Governance. Despite the various shapes of public administration, the Principles of G ood Public Administration, the European Principles of Public Administration, the European Code of G ood Administrative Practice can be considered– in our geopolitical space– as a basic element of public administration. Public administration has a significantly high number of forms, which will change depending on objective and subjective conditions. The common denominator of current and future public administrations is (or should be) „a matter of course“ that „public administration is a service to the public“ [Art. 4 (1) of the Czech Administrative Proceedings]. The content of the article is somewhat heterogeneous. (Public administration is also slightly heterogeneous.)

Key words: public power, public administration, reforms of public administration


ISSN 2729-9228

ISSN 0032-6984


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