Study unit code    U030 2018

Level Study program or it's part Year Semester
1 4000 LAW 3 Summer

ECTS kredits 6

Hours - Lectures 20
Hours - Seminars 10
Hours - Work 12
Hours - e-Work 8
Hours - Individual Student's Work 130


Languages - lectures slovene
Languages - tutorial slovene

Comprehension of constitutional order of Republic of Slovenia. 
Content (Syllabus outline)
Concept and basic features of local self-government and local self-governing communities. Local self-government in Slovenia in the past. Local self-government in the national authority system: constitutional starting points, decentralization, deconcentration, regionalization. Areas and sizes of local self-governing communities: narrower and wider self-governing local communities. State control over local self-government. European Charter of Local Self-Government: importance, subject matter, implementation. Regulation features of local self-government in other European countries. Municipalities as basic local self-governing communities (establishment, bodies, sphere of work, competence, municipal body elections, legal acts, assets and financing). Wider self-governing local communities in our legal system. Local public services. Instruments for promotion of harmonious regional development: cohesion regions, development regions.  
• B. Brezovnik, M. Finžgar, Ž. J. Oplotnik (2014) Financiranje slovenskih občin (Maribor: Inštitut za lokalno samoupravo Maribor) • B. Brezovnik, B. Grafenauer, Ž. J. Oplotnik & M. Železnik (2014) Statutarna ureditev občine (z osnutkom statuta občine in poslovnika občinskega sveta) (Maribor: Inštitut za lokalno samoupravo Maribor) • B. Grafenauer (2000) Lokalna samouprava na Slovenskem, teritorialno-organizacijske strukture (Maribor: Pravna fakulteta). • J. Šmidovnik (1995) Lokalna samouprava (Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba). • F. Grad (1998) Lokalna demokracija (Ljubljana: ČZ Uradni list). • J. Loughlin, F. Hendriks & A. Lidstrom (eds) (2011) The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe (New York: Oxford UNiversity Press). • A.-M. Mureno (ed.) Local government in the Member States of the European Union: a comparative legal perspective (Madrid: INAP). • Zakoni, ki urejajo področje lokalne samouprave. 
The objective of this subject is to enable students to acquire in-depth knowledge of legal regulation and local self-government operation with its specificities 
Intendend learning outcomes - knowledge and understanding
Knowledge and Understanding: After completing this subject, students will - understand local self-government position in a constitutional order, - be familiar with the basic tasks of municipalities and wider self-governing local communities as well as with the methods of task execution, - be able to start solving specific legal problems in municipalities.  
Intendend learning outcomes - transferable/key skills and other attributes'
Transferable/Key Skills and Other Attributes: After passing the knowledge test, students will be able - to produce general legal acts in municipalities and regions, - to conduct specific procedures for administrative decision-making in municipalities, - to give proposals for resolving individual legal issues.  
Learning and teaching methods
• Lectures, • Seminar tutorials. Part of the tutorial is in a classroom while the rest is in the form of e-learning (e-tutorials may be given via video-conferencing or with the help of specially designed e-material in a virtual electronic learning environment). • Preparing a proposal for resolving a specific legal issue.  

Assessment Weight (%)
Written examination 100  
Completed seminar paper and its presentation 0  
• completed seminar paper, including composing a juridical act (a student is admitted to the written examination on condition he/she completed the paper, including a juridical acts composition), • written examination.