Federalism and Local Administration

lspri2630  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Federalism and Local Administration
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h
de Visscher Christian; Piron Damien (compensates Wauters Kris); Wauters Kris;
Main themes
The course relates in particular to: - Legislation regulating local political institutions - The application of the legislation - The local competences and services taking place in various fields of Public Action

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The course aims at: Giving the student a specific knowledge of the work of local institutions within the Belgian federal system, Bring students to reflect on the principles of local autonomy, its basic principals, its implications and its ef-fectiveness, Bring students to reflect on the way local communities contribute to establishing public policies at the fed-eral or federate level.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Contents: The course approaches, with a strong legal connotation: - The division of competences relating to Belgian local communities - Local Political Institutions (désignation des collèges et du bourgmestre, consultation populaire,…) and their management (supervision, financing, staff,…) - competences of the "Provinces" and "Communes", in particular regarding the police - organizations depending on the local authorities, - Public policy implying local actors (waste, water, housing policy,…) Method: Lecture, during which the active participation of the students is encouraged. Use of printed material (press arti-cle) as material of illustration and analysis.
Other information
Basic knowledge of the Belgian Public Law Written or oral open-book exam Syllabus or book referred to ; collection of documents
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Political Sciences: International Relations

Master [120] in Public Administration

Master [120] in Political Sciences: General

Master [60] in Political Sciences: General