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A Comparative Analysis Of Building Permits Procedures In Slovenia And Croatia: Development Of A Simplification Model


  • Tatjana JOVANOVIÆ

    (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Administration, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

  • Aleksander ARISTOVNIK

    (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Administration, Ljubljana, Slovenia)


    (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Zagreb, Croatia)


The paper analyses the procedural stages for obtaining a permit in Slovenia and Croatia, based on the legal requirements, additionally concerning the number of stages and the investors’ costs based on World Bank data (Doing Business). It analyses the differences and similarities but also the advantages and disadvantages in the area. It reveals a generic model based on common characteristics of the procedures in both countries and provides guidelines for renewing and complementing the current process for obtaining building permits. The article’s results reveal procedural and other deficiencies and possible improvements of dealing with construction permits in both countries.

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  • Tatjana JOVANOVIÆ & Aleksander ARISTOVNIK & Tereza ROGIÆ LUGARIÆ, 2016. "A Comparative Analysis Of Building Permits Procedures In Slovenia And Croatia: Development Of A Simplification Model," Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 11(2), pages 5-23, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:terumm:v:11:y:2016:i:2:p:5-23

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    1. Strauss, Jack, 2013. "Does housing drive state-level job growth? Building permits and consumer expectations forecast a state’s economic activity," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 73(1), pages 77-93.
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