Dear readers and followers, the number 1/2017 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued.
The new issue contains exclusively scientific papers: three original scientific papers and three review scientific papers, three thereof written in English. The topics of the papers are divided into three categories: administrative modernization, administrative organization and good governance. In the thematic block devoted to administrative modernization Robert Muharremi writes about modernization of Kosovo's healthcare sector. The reform strategy consists of introducing new managerial principles and enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency thereof. Egle Kavoliunaite Ragauskiene writes of lobbyist and its definition in Poland and Lithuania. The paper offers suggestion for other states too. Rudy Chouvel has devoted his paper to external financial auditing of local and regional governments exercised by regional audit institutions in the European Union countries. In the thematic block devoted to administrative organization, Iva Lopižić constructs models of deconcentrated performance of state administration tasks in post-socialist countries. In the last thematic block devoted to good governance, Berislav Mance writes on cooperation between civil society and public administration in public consultations while Gordan Struić and Vjekoslav Bratić present the possibilities of public participation in the legislative process on the example of the Finance and Central Budget Committee of the Croatian Parliament.