The Administrative Capacity of Slovenian Municipalities

  • Miro Haček
  • Irena Bačlija

Abstract

A suitable quality level of the main functions and tasks of municipal administrations is a fundamental condition for the existence and development of every activity, not only for market-oriented organisations but also the public sector. Municipalities in Slovenia have not adopted a general policy on quality and it is therefore difficult to speak of the optimisation of work in a municipal administration, the efficiency and rationality of work, cost reduction, nor to evaluate the performance of an administration and the individual civil servants it employs. The authors of this article present the results of an empirical research project on administrative capacity carried out among the directors of Slovenian municipal administrations plus an interpretation of the topic in the context of reorganisation of local administrations. By means of the Administrative Capacity Index, they evaluate the degrees of individual municipalities‟ administrative capacities and establish at what size (according to its population) a municipality can be regarded as capable of administration. Ključne besede: • administrative capacity • municipality • municipal administration • Slovenia
Published
2009-10-14
Section
Articles