Local Politics (ILV)


Course lecturer:

FH-Prof.in MMag.a Dr.in

 Kathrin Stainer-Hämmerle

Course numberM-PM1.03
Course codeKomP
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction German

As part of the "Public Finance and Policy" module, students acquire an in-depth economics, law and political science expertise in the fields of fiscal equalization relationships between federal, state and local governments, the design of public financial management and budget policy at the community level (including a special consideration of the financing of municipal investment projects) and overlooking the communal specific political and democratic pattern.

Presentation and discussion of specific political and democratic patterns at the community level; introductory lectures and discussions with local politicians; independent acquisition of analysis / insights into local political decision-making patterns and presentation; classifying these insights in a broader context, written report in the form of a seminar paper.


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Bosch, N., Durán, J.M. (2008): Fiscal Federailsm and Political Decentralization, Cheltenham, Northampton,: Edward Elgar.

Lehner, G. (2007): Länderausgaben, Wien: Braumüller.

Bußjäger, P. (2006): Finanzausgleich und Finanzverfassung auf dem Prüfstand, Wien. Braumüller.

Bauer, H. (2008): Finanzausgleich 2008: Ein Handbuch - mit Kommentar zum FAG 2008, Wien, Graz: NWV.

Bröthaler, J. Bauer, H., Schönbäck, W. (2006): Österreichs Gemeinden im Netz der finanziellen Transfers: Steuerung, Förderung, Belastung, Wien, New York: Springer.

Steger, G. (2002): Öffentliche Haushalte in Österreich, Wien: VÖ.


Journal of Public Economics

Journal of Local Public Finance

International Tax and Public Finance

Finance Archive:

Das öffentliche Haushaltswesen in Österreich

Der Gemeindehaushalt

Österreichisches Jahrbuch für Politik

Kärntner Jahrbuch für Politik

Continuous Assessment character