Country Profile: Republic of Slovenia

Flag_of_Slovenia.svgNATIONAL
GOVERNEMENT

Slovenia is a Parliamentary democratic republic, with a President as the head of the executive power, and who names the Prime Minister. The authority of the state is based on the principle of separation of powers into legislative, executive and judicial.

The bicameral parliament is composed of the National Assembly and the National Council.

ADMINISTRATION
PARLIAMENT Slovenia has a bicameral parliament composed of the National Assembly and the National Council

INFORMATION COMMISSIONNER

The Information Commissioner is an autonomous and independent body, established on 31 December 2005. The body supervises both the protection of personal data, as well as access to public information.

https://www.ip-rs.si/index.php?id=235

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
Slovenia is composed of 193 municipalities (obcina) of which 11 are urban municipalities (mestne obcine) and 1 capital city (Ljubljana): http://www.stat.si/ObcineVStevilkah/Vsebina.aspx?leto=2012&id=6&lang=eng

Administrative districts: There is no official intermediate unit between the municipalities and the Republic ofSlovenia. The 62 administrative districts, officially called “Administrative Units” (upravne enote), are only territorial sub-units of government administration and are named after their capital. They are headed by a Head of the Unit (načelnik upravne enote), appointed by the Minister of Public Administration.
More information: http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/un/unpan023226.pdf
UNIVERSITIES
AND SCHOOLS OF ADMINISTRATION
  • University of Ljubljana : School of Public Administration (Institute for Local Self-Government, the Institute for the Introduction of Information Technology into Public Administration, the Research Institute for the School of Public Administration and the Chair of Public Administration, of Public Sector Economics and of Organisation and Information Sciences.: http://www.fu.uni-lj.si/en/
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Law of Ljubljana: Courses in Public Administration (not programmes): http://www.uni-lj.si/en/international/faculty_of_social_sciences.aspx
RESEARCH
CENTRES
ADMINISTRATIVE
SCIENCES JOURNALS
The International Public Administration Review : http://www2.fu.uni-lj.si/uprava/en/