MODERN DECISION-MAKING IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
Keywords:public sector, decision-making, decision-making theory, rationality, citizen participation, political support.
In the public sector, the decision-making process is multidimensional. The
methodological framework for all decision-making theories is the rationalist
tradition, according to which mankind is inherently rational and seeks to maximize
its goals. The proponents of the main decision-making theories—the rationalcomprehensive
theory, the incremental theory and the mixed scanning theory—seek
to argue in favour of their postulated values and the approaches to avoid
unnecessary risks of the decision-making process. Those theories are aimed at
promoting innovative solutions in the new public management environment. To
improve the decision-making process, it is necessary to improve the management of
information flows which would allow an accurate and objective information analysis
by distorting the information necessary for decision-making.