Municipalities and non-governmental organizations in two Lithuanian districts

view from two models

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There is an analysis of the interaction of municipalities and non-governmental organizations in two Lithuanian districts – Vilnius city and Ukmergė district. This analysis is made on the basis of two social models – New Governance and New Institutional Economics models. The empirical basis for the research was grounded on three interview surveys conducted among the municipal workers and among non-governmental organizations activists. The revealed result of the surveys show the differences between the centre and the periphery in Lithuania – mainly because of different levels of assymetrical information, transaction costs and social capital. This article consists of three parts – introduction in the first part, which concerns the application of the above mentioned two social models, three surveys results in the second part and the analysis of the relations between informational policy and social capital in two Lithuanian districts in the third part. The article does not only provide the insufficient level of social capital at the interaction of municipalities and non-governmental organizations but it also presents the measures to improve it by promoting the higher level of interaction, enhancing the potential of non-governmental organisations, and reducing the asymmetrical information.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-97
JournalFacta universitatis
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • Municipalities
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Social capital

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