Lithuanian Public Servants’ Ethos: Sociological Perspective

Jolanta Palidauskaitė, Ojaras Purvinis, Virginija Vaičekonienė


Topic of administrative ethics is rather new in contemporary Lithuania. The purpose of this article is to summarise and analyse the findings of a survey and to present its conclusions. The ethos of Lithuanian public servants’ is analysed from a sociological perspective. Various aspects of the findings are compared with recently published (2002) results of a survey conducted by the Free Market Institute. Analysis allows concluding that the situation of public servants’ ethos isn’t satisfactory neither from citizens, no from public servants perspective.


public servants’ ethos; values; codes of conduct

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603