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dc.contributor.authorNefas, Saulius
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-16T12:40:47Z
dc.date.available2013-12-16T12:40:47Z
dc.date.issued2013-12-16
dc.identifier.urihttps://www3.mruni.eu/ojs/societal-studies/article/view/521/484
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.mruni.eu/handle/007/10869
dc.description.abstractThe article discusses the fact that one of the most important problems in the contradictory democracy creation process is finding ways to reinforce the participation of society members in democratic processes that take place in municipalities. With the decrease of citizen participation in one of the main democracy consolidation measures— in elections—a serious problem arises not only in government legitimization, but also in democracy and citizenship of society itself. The use of other forms of citizen participation in municipalities can and must compensate the deficit of democracy in the country. The problem lies in the perception of democracy, and the perception will improve if we see democracy functioning in a specific sphere of public life or activity, in this case—in municipalities. The aim of the article is to assess how certain instruments function in Lithuanian municipalities based on the latest trends of democracy expression in democratic countries. The object is the local instruments of democracy in municipalities. For this aim and this object the following research methods were used: analysis of scientific literature and empiricalexperimental research. The article is relevant for scientists who will be able to discuss the proposed insights and for practitioners, first of all, municipality politicians, employees of administrations, and active citizens who will be able to develop local democracy more systematically based on given theoretical insights and data from the empirical research. The theoretical part of this article is based on the insights of British professor Colin Crouch. Crouch analyses data from research of Local Democracy 2009 performed by scientists from Mykolas Romeris University and Kaunas University of Technology that reveal certain trends of local democracy in Lithuanian municipalities. We can draw the conclusion that in Lithuania, which parted with totalitarianism only two decades ago, the wish of the political elite to identify with democracy processes that take place in the old democratic countries is noticeable, therefore, talks about democracy are a prevalent, but not an instrumental approach, i.e., discussions about important actions that would lead to the increase of democracy. Consequently, the gap between ordinary citizen and political elite attitudes towards democracy is increasing. The research revealed that a considerable part of the heads of Lithuanian municipalities is not prone to verifying the functioning of instruments of democracy with the use of research. The answers of participants in the research Local Democracy 2009 demonstrate that they do not tend to idealize local democratic processes that take place in municipalities, and the fact that opinions of three expert groups on almost all main issues of local democracy functioning in municipalities are different shows a lack of systemic work in the development of local instruments of democracy in municipalities.lt
dc.language.isoltlt
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.titleVietos demokratijos funkcionavimo objektas – savivaldybė.lt
dc.typeArticlelt
dc.description.abstract-ltŠiuolaikinio pasaulio raida meta daug ir esminių iššūkių demokratiniam mąstymui. Rinkos ir demokratijos suaugimas nacionalinės valstybės mastu „išjudino“ moderniosios demokratijos sampratų ir iš modelių turinio kylančias įtampas. Globalizacijos poveikis tolesnei demokratijos raidai kelia daug neatsakytų klausimų. Vieni mato išeitį demokratijos globalizacijos perspektyvoje, kiti ieško galimybių stiprinti nacionalinių valstybių demokratiją. Straipsnyje aptariama, kad prieštaringame demokratijos kūrimo procese viena svarbiausių problemų yra rasti būdų stiprinti visuomenės narių dalyvavimą demokratijos procesuose savivaldybėse. Mažėjant piliečių dalyvavimui vienoje iš pagrindinių demokratijos įtvirtinimo būdų – rinkimuose, iškyla labai rimta ne tik valdžios legitimacijos, bet ir pačios visuomenės demokratiškumo ir pilietiškumo problema. Kitų piliečių dalyvavimo formų naudojimas savivaldybėse gali ir privalo kompensuoti demokratijos deficitą valstybėje. Straipsnyje analizuojami tyrimo Vietos demokratija 2009 duomenys parodo tam tikras vietos demokratijos tendencijas, išryškėjančias Lietuvos savivaldybėse.lt
dc.date.published2012
dc.identifier.aleph12215lt
dc.publication.sourceSocialinių mokslų studijos, 2012, Nr. 4(3)lt
dc.subject.fakultetasPolitikos ir vadybos fakultetaslt
dc.subject.keywordDemokratijalt
dc.subject.keywordVietos demokratijalt
dc.subject.keywordSavivaldybėlt
dc.subject.keywordDemocracylt
dc.subject.keywordLocal democracylt
dc.subject.keywordLocal governmentlt
dc.subject.sciencedirection03S - Vadybalt


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