Petr Rožňák - Karel Kubečka
Činnost veřejné správy České republiky hodnocena metodou analýzy rizika
(Public Administration Activities of the Czech republic Evaluated by the Risk Analysis Method)
Politické vedy, Volume 21, Number 3/2018, pages 117-144
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ROŽŇÁK, P. – KUBEČKA, K. 2018. Činnost veřejné správy České republiky hodnocena metodou analýzy rizika. In Politické vedy. [online]. Vol. 21, No. 3, 2018. ISSN 1335 – 2741, pp. 117-144. Available at: http://doi.org/10.24040/politickevedy.2018.21.3.117-144
This paper deals with the activities of the public administration of the Czech Republic. It appeared recently, that the responsible persons were held accountable for wrong decisions, both of technical and political nature. In some cases, these decisions were also used against responsible persons at all levels. The aim of our research was to find out how the Risk Analysis can be used to identify and manage risks effectively. It shows an alternative option to use the mathematical model, called SWOT, in the decision-making processes of public authorities. This model can partially eliminate the subjective influences of judges and responsible persons who decide on the final verdict. This research is based on the analysis of the present Czech legal norms and their application in the decisions of the local administration. The results show that the use of the model SWOT can help to avoid wrong decisions of public administration. It can also reveal weak and strong aspects of decision-making processes. As there is a need to decide and take correct actions at all levels of the government, one of the risk analysis methods may be used as a supporting instrument. In this case, SWOT matrix was chosen as a basic and universal method that can be easily applied.
Key words: public administration, management of municipalities, cities and regions, risk analysis, alternative decision-making method, SWOT analysis