30th NISPAcee Annual Conference
"Crises, Vulnerability and Resilience in Public Administration"
June 2-4, 2022
WG9: The Rule of Law & Public Administration
Working group coordinators:
Polonca Kovač, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, email@example.com
Anamarija Musa, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia, firstname.lastname@example.org
In WG9, first established as a panel in 2019, we received over 20 applications for this year’s conference, with several being moved to other groups/panels and 15 being approved. 12 authors submitted full papers or at least concepts or ppts in time for the conference.
Four sessions were scheduled and carried out, and all 12 papers in the programme were presented and discussed, some in person and some online.
Both coordinators were mostly present but still covered all sessions, others partially, as there were some problems (related to incoming flights and health issues), so one session was rescheduled with the kind cooperation of the secretariat, but in the end we managed to implement the full programme.
The papers dealt with a variety of topics (e.g. covid related phenomena in law and PA, EU challenges for administrative law, good governance, administrative procedures and new trends, protection of citizens’ rights, independent agencies, regulatory process), while the authors present combined profiles, coming from Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, and with specialisation in law, political science, sociology etc.), which we consider as an important added value for the group. The methodological basis of the papers included mainly qualitative research methods.
Regarding the quality of presentations, we can report an improvement compared to previous years, which we attribute to the requirement of obligatory pre uploaded materials (although some authors choose not to publish a compendium except for the abstract) and to the rather developed and continuous networking among the majority of WG members.
One paper even far exceeded expectations, so we propose it for publication in the NISPAcee Journal (first author Matej Babšek Babeş; title The Covid-19 Pandemic Impact on the Selected Social Procedures in Slovenia).