Models of Decision-making in Governments of Lithuania: Analysis of Internal Factors

Ligita Šarkutė


The decision-making process in governments is examined and the role of a number of factors which appear To account for the characteristics of this process is discussed. The object of this article are governments of Lithuania acting during 1990-2000. The anglysis concentrates in particular on whether decisions tend to be taken collectively, partially or hierarchically and on the extent to which the decision-making model tends to be monocratic, collective, ministerial or bureaucratic. The basic source of information was the inter-views with ministers who have served in different cabinets. The unit of analysis was an individual cabinet. A cabinet was defined by three criteria: those of the same prime minister continuously in office, of the same party or parties in government, and of the same legislative period.


government; decision-making; factors of decision-making; models of decision-making; col-legiality; cabinet; prime minister

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