Aspects of the Contemporary Environmental Protection Programmes Public Management

Vladislavas Domarkas


This article examines peculiarities of the development and implementation of environmental protection programmes, taking in account the hierarchy of the programmes as well as the impacts of state regulation in this area. The rationale of applying classic public administration and the new public administration models to the implementation of these programmes is analysed from the position of technical learning, conceptual learning and social learning. The case of Lithuania demonstrates that both at a central and local government levels traditional public administration methods are predominant. However central government usually operates at a technical and conceptual learning levels, while local governments show conceptual and social learning aspects in environmental protection. The latter creates the necessary pre–conditions for the application of the new public administration methods.


public environmental protection; environmental policy; public management; public administration

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