Dear readers and followers, the number 2/2015 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued.
The new issue of the journal contains eight scientific papers in English dealing with local self-government. In his paper, Norbert Kersting deals with local political participation in Europe, focusing on elections and referendums, Anamarija Musa, Domagoj Bebić and Petra Đurman analyse transparency and openness in the case of Croatian cities, while Simona Kukovič and Marjan Brezovšek analyse e-democracy and e-participation in Slovenian local self-government. Colin Copus deals with the question of ideology and realism in local governance, Ivan Koprić and Mirko Klarić analyse new developments in local democracy in Croatia, while Michele Breuillard focuses on local democracy in France. In his paper, Dawid Sześciło is preoccupied with participatory budgeting in Poland, while Ivan Koprić, Daria Dubajić and Tijana Vukojičić Tomić analyse county elections in Croatia.
Alongside the scientific articles, this issue contains views on open questions on property restitution or the compensation for the property of former land communities, court practice by the County court in Zagreb, practice of Administrative court in Osijek and Civil service commission. Finally, a number of news and information about relevant conferences and round tables is published as well.