Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/59137
Type of publication: Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Vadyba / Management (S003)
Author(s): Stonkutė, Eglė;Gaulė, Eglė
Title: Decentralization and local governance in Lithuania
Is part of: Palgrave handbook of decentralisation in Europe / editors Jose Ruano, Marius Profiroiu. Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2017
Extent: p. 389-416
Date: 2017
Note: Knygos DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-32437-1. eBook ISBN 978-3-319-32437-1. Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Keywords: Viešasis administravimas;Vietinė valdžia;Decentralizacija Lietuvoje;Public administration;Local governance;Decentralisation in Lithuania
ISBN: 9783319324364
Abstract: Decentralization encompasses the consolidation of self-governance in sub-national levels of government allocating legal power and financial resources between levels of government respectively. Decentralization is multidimensional concept taking various forms and shapes. The core dimensions of decentralization are: territorial (spatial) – administrative, political and fiscal. Notwithstanding to strivings to establish this configuration for a certain period, but the changing economic, social and technological conditions require its revision. Consequently territorial - administrative division and political and fiscal intergovernmental relations are changing over time. Self-governance is characterized by dispose of political powers, territorial autonomy, autonomous responsibility and optimal combination of original and transferred competencies (Astrauskas & Gecikova 2014). Terms under which local government is formed and functions is an integral part of decentralization which includes the determination of elections, governance rules and sub-national government structure. Lithuania is sovereign country located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Decentralization process started just after independence restoration in 1990’s and continues throughout all the 25 year period. The questions of territorial – administrative division of state and local self-governance system are constantly on the national policy agenda in Lithuania. There is one- tier local self-government in Lithuania and municipalities are the only sub-national level of government. .[...]
Internet: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/59137
Affiliation(s): Ekonomikos ir vadybos fakultetas
Kauno technologijos universitetas
Vadybos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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