Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) is happy to invite to an Erasmus public lecture “Centralization of public administration, with special regards to Hungary” by Dr.János Fazekas, associate professor of ELTE Faculty of Law and Political Sciences (Budapest, Hungary) on March 29 at 15:00 on Strēlnieku 4 k-2.
In his public lecture János Fazekas talks about the recent centralization tendencies in the Central and Eastern European region, especially in Hungary. These tendencies started in Hungary and other CEE countries after the regime changes in the 1990’s. Moreover, some authors try to interpret these phenomena in the theoretical framework of illiberal state. The lecture focuses on the main areas of these changes, e. g. the decreasing powers of local governments, the growing power of the Prime Minister, the transformation of the ministerial system and the central agencies, and the metamorphosis of the legal status of public administration personnel. The main purpose of the lecture is to examine whether the above mentioned trends fit to an international trend, including the CEE region, and whether they comply with constitutional principles like rule of law and accountability.
Dr. János Fazekas is an associate professor of ELTE Faculty of Law and Political Sciences (Budapest, Hungary). His research area is administrative law, especially central administration and theory of administrative acts. Formerly he worked in several public administration positions and as a scientific advisor to the Curia of Hungary.
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