Local Administration

Public Administration, Publication in the Diário da República - Adequação/Bolonha 2007/2008

5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 45,0 TP + 15,0 OT


Not applicable.

On completion of course the students should
. be familiar with the responsibilities of local administration and its relationships with the government.
. have an overview of the main legal aspects involved in the local government activity.

1. Current local government: composition and duties;
2. Duties and responsibilities of the local government
3. Supra-municipal public administration
4. Public-private partnerships
5.Formal and informal operating structures of local services
6. Local development funding and local finance law

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment (15%)
A practical assignment with discussion (35%) and written test (50%)

- Bilhim, J. (2000). Ciência da Administração. Lisboa: Universidade Aberta
- Carvalho, J. (2002). POCAL Comentado. Lisboa: Rei dos Livros
- Carvalho, J. (2007). Balanced Scorecard aplicado à Administração Pública. Coimbra: Publisher Team

Method of interaction
Theoretical and practical sessions

Software used in class