The 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference

The 30th NISPAcee Annual Conference, Bucharest, Romania, June 2 - June 4, 2022

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D.B., United States, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...relating to public administration and policy. Good opportunities for networking.

N.D., Georgia, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

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D.G., Republic of North Macedonia, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague detail and I really enjoyed the supportive and encouraging atmosphere there. Thank you!

R.B., Lithuania, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

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E.Z., Bulgaria, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...The special programmes were really excellent and we took home many varied experiences.

P.N., Hungary, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...Sessions were interesting, scholars were engaging and all the social events were amazing!

B.K., Kazakhstan, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

Excellent organization, excellent food. Compliments to the organizers, they did a wonderful job!

V.J., Netherlands, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

...I must say that the PhD pre-conference seminar was the most useful seminar of my life. Very well...

K.V., Czech Republic, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

... I would even argue that they are the very best - both in terms of scientific content and also entertainment…

P.W., Denmark, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

An opportunity to learn from other researchers and other countries' experiences on certain topics.

G.A.C., Hungary, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Very well organised, excellent programme and fruitful discussions.

M.M.S., Slovakia, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

The NISPAcee conference remains a very interesting conference.

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D.Z., Hungary, 24th Conference 2016, Zagreb

Well organized, as always. Excellent conference topic and paper selection.

M.S., Serbia, 23rd Conference 2015, Georgia

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M.deV., Netherlands, 22nd Conference 2014, Hungary

Excellent conference. Congratulations!

S. C., United States, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

Thanks for organising the pre-conference activity. I benefited significantly!

R. U., Uzbekistan, 19th Conference, Varna 2011

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L. S., Latvia, 21st Conference 2013, Serbia

The Conference was very academically fruitful!

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 Paper/Speech Details of Conference Program  

for the  30th NISPAcee Annual Conference
  Program Overview
WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration
Author(s)  Nina Stastna 
  Comenius University
Bratislava  Slovakia
Staronova Katarina, Katarína Staroňová, Comenius University, Bratislava, SlovakiaMatúš Sloboda, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia 
 Title  Emergency legislation in Covid-19 Pandemic and regulatory quality: Case of Regulatory Process in Slovakia
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Katarina Staronova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Regulatory reforms in Europe and OECD countries in the last decade have focused on various tools that would improve ‘regulatory quality’ by bringing more evidence, science and analysis into policy making. This trend was also followed by Central and Eastern European Countries. However, responding to pandemic has involved also regulatory issues, to ensure public health but also stabilize economy etc. These measures often require prompt reaction and therefore politicians opt to utilize emergency procedures. Emergency legislation can challenge the rule of law that provides space and time for stakeholders to be involved. This article examines what regulatory management tools in times of emergency legislation were utilized or ommitted in order to increase flexibility for COVID-19 Pandemic response. The paper examines the legislative process of Slovakia and regulatory item going through the process, using a detailed scorecard in order to establish patterns for volume, speed, given regulatory quality standards measures and oversight bodies in decision making process in this period. The findings suggest that Pandemic strengthens the already established practice of avoiding regulatory quality measures provided in the legislation process suggesting inclination to rule of law deficits.