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Aim. The academic journal Public Policy and Administration aims to encourage scientific research aimed at finding new theoretical and practical solutions for the formation and implementation of public policy; analyze current trends in public administration and suggest new alternatives for decision making and implementation for public administration practice; pay special attention to the analysis and critical evaluation of the processes of public administration in Eastern and Central Europe; contribute to the improvement of the research methodology in the field of public policy; ensure effective dissemination of scientific knowledge by publishing relevant up-to-date studies and conference reviews.

Format of publication. The journal includes articles analyzing theoretical and practical issues in the areas of public policy and administration in Central and Eastern Europe. Priority is given to articles analyzing transformational processes and reform management in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Latvia, Poland, the Czech Republic, good practices of these countries, current issues in the formation and implementation of public policy in Lithuania and, among them, the developments in the public administration reform and the implementation of European Union standards. Of particular interest are institutional and functional issues in EU governance, regional development of knowledge society, managerial competencies of public servants and ethical problems. The journal also reviews conferences, books, and events of interest to the fields of public policy and administration.

Periodicity. Articles are published in Lithuanian, English, German and Russian quarterly.

Peer review. Submitted articles are reviewed by applying the double-blind method (the identities of the author(s) and reviewers are kept unknown). Each article is appointed at least two referees (scientists with a degree in the relevant field).

Indexation. The academic journal Public Policy and Administration is included in the Scopus, EBSCO Publishing, Inc., C.E.E.O.L., PROQUEST and ULRICH'S international databases.

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Vol 15, No 4 (2016): Public Policy and Administration

Table of Contents

Theory of Public Policy and Administration

Alvydas Raipa
Khandaker Shahriar, Anisur Khan

EU Integration

Myroslava Lendel

Experience of Public Administration Reforms

Jakub J. Brdulak
Simona Briedienė

Performance Improvement in Public Sector Organizations

Māra Pētersone, Kārlis Ketners, Alfonsas Laurinavičius

Implementation of Economic and Social Policy

Stasys Puškorius

Implementation of Innovation Policy

Eglė Venckienė, Daiva Lukšaitė

Civil Society

Aušra Šilinskytė, Vainius Smalskys

Civil Service

Eglė Poškienė, Natalija Norvilė

Improvement of Public Administration Terminology

Violeta Janulevičienė, Sigita Rackevičienė

Human Resource Management

Adomas Vincas Rakšnys, Andrius Valickas