Decision initiation and suggestion evaluation in Lithuanian municipalities
The article analyses main features of processes of political/administrative decision initiation and evaluation in Lithuanian municipalities. Demand of development of decision-making process in municipalities was inspired by: a) decentralization; b) changes in the institutional structure of municipalities; c) economic/social partner and municipalities cooperation in making important to communities municipal decisions. The most relevant areas of decision-making improvement are analyzed using methods of sociological survey and organizational structure analyses. Results of the research shows that a great number of Lithuanian municipalities strives to ensure high quality of decision making and suggestion discussing. Nevertheless, it is very common for municipalities while reacting to the problems to thrust decisions, to form the policy and make decisions instead of arriving at consensus and decision planning.
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