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I n the contemporary state there are serious changes – state and society is changing. Glo-balisation, informatisation, pluralisation of the societies caused changes in public administration. In this situation public administration, as a social unit, becomes new tasks. Public administration executes presently so important public tasks, that it must be changed with the changes of societies. Present tasks of administrations it not only mainte-nance order public, but also taxes, social cases etc. In the global society (information society) public administration has such challenges: provid-ing services online (paper applications, documents, decisions etc. can be replaced by digital substitute: websites with electronical informations, electronic form of applications etc.); process-centred organi-sation (te focus is on a process-oriented approach to how the public sector, in its capacity as provider of services for citizens and businessmen pursues its assignments); making information avaliable to the public (information is a commodity of special sig-nificance. A great deal of data about various aspects of social and economic life are collected and kept by the public administration) 1 . In some organisational analyses, administra-tion can refer to the bureaucratic or operational performance of mundane office tasks, usually in-ternally oriented. Public administration is, in fact, a component of the life of society, participating in solving collective problems with recourse to par-ticipation of the interested individuals and groups. The tradition of the study of public administration, is to examine public administration within the state i.e. as a national administration, composed of some levels. But in the contemporary world it is not pos-sible to limit public administration to national ad-ministration. Since the 19 th century, international administration has been developing within the framework of international organisations 2 . Globalisation called up a a new challenges for public administration: first, its previous powers have been curtailed in favour of external global ac-tors – multinational firms and international orga-nizations, and second, the nation state has found itself in fierce competition with other states to cap-ture markets for goods and services produced on its territory, and to atrtract foreign direct investments. The outcome of this rivalry largely depends on the state's capacity to develop and implement long-term strategies – and this is largely a matter for the administration 3 . In this context in polish law literature appears conception of smart organisation (smart organisa-tion, smart administration) 4 . The administration 1 Cellary W., Administration and the Challenges from Electronic Economy and Global Information society, The Polish Yearbook of Civil service, Warsaw: UsC, 2004, p. 128. 2 Izdebski H., Public administration and administrative law, Warsaw: Liber 2006, p. 35. 3 Kamiсski A., Public Administration in the contemporary state, The Polish Yearbook of Civil service, Warsaw: UsC, 2003, p. 11. 4 Boж J., Administracja publiczna, Warsaw: Kolonia Limited, 2003, p. 360.

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