Публични политики.BG / Public Policy.bg, Vol 8, No 3 (2017)

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J. Dvorak, G. Burbulytė–Tsiskarishvil E. Stumbraitė-Vilkišienė


The article analyses the benefits and obstacles of prie-school education service co-production in Lithuania. The methodology of the current research is based on the combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods. During the present research, the managers of the kindergardens and the active parents (involved in NGO‘s) were surveyed. The questionnaires were developed based on the contemporary literature in the field of co-production. Three focus groups were organized by interviewing NGO‘s representatives, local politicians and public servants from the Klaipėda municipality. According the research findings citizens‘ involvment in co-production implied as political participation. There are few main obstacles for development of co-production at local level: lack of clear tool for the involvment; the question of legitimacy.

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Todor Tanev - Departament of Public Administration, Sofia University



Yehezkel Dror - Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Wolfson Chair of Public Administration, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Dr. Steve H. Hanke, the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, (USA)

Mark Klinedinst - Emeritus Professor of Economics, The University of Southern Mississippi

Prof. Martin Potůček, PhD - Head, Center for Social and Economic Strategies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University

Prof. Charles Rock - Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida

Jaroslav Dvorak - Klaipeda University, Lithuania 

Onur Kulac - Pamukkale University

Tatiana Tomova - Department of Public Administration, Sofia University

Cvetan Davidkov - Faculty of Economics, Sofia University

Aleksandar Marinov - Department of Political Science, Plovdiv University

Klavdia Sapundzieva - Faculty of Educational Studies and the Arts, Sofia University

Maria Slavova - Faculty of Law, Sofia University

Aleko Djildjov - Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria


Editors from Sofia University

Simeon Petrov, Nikolai Netov, Albena Taneva


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