Toward democratic governance: The lithuanian local elite

Arvydas Matulionis, Svajone Mikene, Rimantas Rauleckas

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Abstract

The most important basic changes of the Lithuanian local government system occurred on March 11, 1990, with the Parliamentary declaration of reestablishing the Independence of the Republic of Lithuania. The transition from the authoritarian system to a democracy required the further clarification of the functions of local government through a number of laws.1 The legal basis for a real development of democratic local governance was set between 1994 and 1995. By implementing the Law on Territorial Administrative Units and Their Boundaries, the former system of two levels and five categories of 581 administrative units was replaced with a system of two levels and two categories of 66 administrative units.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLocal Elites, Political Capital and Democratic Development: Governing Leaders in Seven European Countries
PublisherVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Pages101-142
Number of pages42
ISBN (Print)3531150596, 9783531150598
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Matulionis, A., Mikene, S., & Rauleckas, R. (2006). Toward democratic governance: The lithuanian local elite. In Local Elites, Political Capital and Democratic Development: Governing Leaders in Seven European Countries (pp. 101-142). VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-531-90110-7_4