Application Premises of New Public Managament of the Local Administration in the Republic of Lithuania


  • Ramûnas Vanagas Mykolas Romeris University


New Public Management, local selfgovernment, law, act, responsibilities of local authority.


In many countries the tendency of management development getting to the public sector is growing bigger.
Especially underlined is the New public management role. Different authors, differently treat this conception. One
group understands it like an absolutely new perception idea, which unifies general tendencies that were dominating
in many countries and had an impact to the early stage of understanding the modernization of public sector. Others
say that the New public management system isn’t a new idea and it came from various theoretical thesis. However
scientific literature in most cases writes the opinion that the New public management has no independent theoretical
sources and that its theoretical base consists of two foundations: public opinion theory and management.
Talking about standard basis, which regulates the dominating system of the local administration in the Republic
of Lithuania, the author analyze only the acts of law that state the position of country about the dominating
system of local administration. That is, law acts have to have stated in them the main reform aspects of the public
sector. Noteworthy points of this strategy fixed in the law acts are: Country’s long-term development strategy,
Public administration expansion strategy as far as to year 2010, Lithuanian regional politics strategy to the year
2013, balanced National development strategy. Not less important are the other law acts like the Lithuanian
Republic’s Government program for the year 2004-2008, confirmed by some central government institutions and
there carried out functions of decentralization and deconcentration conception with the realization of the first step
of this conception by all confirmed means.
Noteworthy those at this time working laws that regulate the local administration in Lithuanian Republic
sometimes have arguing points, but how to efficiently install new management development in the public sector, by
this means and in the local administration, are not presented.
It seems that the present valid law acts are prepared with standard basis, which should help to install New
public management model in the local administration system of the Republic of Lithuania.