Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/100081
Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Sociologija / Sociology (S005)
Author(s): Bučaitė-Vilkė, Jurga;Lazauskienė, Aistė
Title: Territorial policy agenda revised: public perceptions on local non-electoral participation capacities in Lithuania
Is part of: Croatian and comparative public administration. Zagreb: Institute for public adm., 2019, Vol. 19, iss. 2
Extent: p. 207-236
Date: 2019
Keywords: Municipality size;Territorial reforms;Local government;Local non-electoral participation
Abstract: Since the 1990s Lithuania has experienced a few territorial reform initiatives aiming for more effective and sustainable local governance; however, the current situation demonstrates an increase in tendencies towards more consolidated local government structures. This paper contributes to the extensive discussion on the relationship between the size of municipalities and citizen non-electoral participation at the local level, using Lithuanian population survey data. In contrast to previous research on the direct effects of municipality size on citizen engagement, our conclusions drawn from population survey data high-light the significant problem of existing normative barriers in new-democracy countries, which limit the potential of citizens to engage with local agendas. The findings indicate that citizens in large municipalities are more likely to establish local contact activities and have better perceptions of municipal problem-solving capacities compared to those in small municipalities
Internet: https://www.ccpa-journal.eu/index.php/ccpa/article/view/32/20
https://www.ccpa-journal.eu/index.php/ccpa/article/view/32/20
https://doi.org/10.31297/hkju.19.2.2
Affiliation(s): Politikos mokslų ir diplomatijos fakultetas
Socialinių mokslų fakultetas
Sociologijos katedra
Viešojo administravimo katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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