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Modernizácia slovenskej zahraničnej služby
Modernization of the Slovak Foreign Service

Author(s): Marcel Peško
Subject(s): Politics, International relations/trade, Management and complex organizations, Human Resources in Economy, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; 2007; foreign policy; Slovak Foreign Service; modernization; TREFA; HRM; management; ICT;
Summary/Abstract: The globalization processes of the 21st century are fundamentally transforming the conditions of Slovakia’s interaction with other countries and cultures as well as the promotion of our interests in the international arena. In the global world diplomacy is expected to also be capable of maneuvering in the environment of many informal and non-governmental structures which supersede national borders. Since diplomacy is becoming a management tool for the regulation of globalization processes in favor of national interests it must be modernized to be prepared to respond even more flexibly to new trends and events. However the modernization of management is a challenge not only for the Foreign Service but also for the entire public sector. Today all elements of public administration are more and more confronted by the pressure to improve their performance and effectiveness.

  • Page Range: 91-105
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: Slovak