Aspects of the Contemporary Environmental Protection Programmes Public Management
Keywords:public environmental protection, environmental policy, public management, public administration.
This article examines peculiarities of the development and implementation of environmental protection programmes,
taking in account the hierarchy of the programmes as well as the impacts of state regulation in this area.
The rationale of applying classic public administration and the new public administration models to the implementation
of these programmes is analysed from the position of technical learning, conceptual learning and social learning.
The case of Lithuania demonstrates that both at a central and local government levels traditional public
administration methods are predominant. However central government usually operates at a technical and conceptual
learning levels, while local governments show conceptual and social learning aspects in environmental protection.
The latter creates the necessary pre–conditions for the application of the new public administration methods.