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Vol. 2 No. 2 (2009): Issue 2 (December 2009)

THE SECOND DIMENSION OF DEMOCRACY: THE PEOPLE AND THEIR CONSTITUTION

Joel I. Colón-Rios

This paper argues that procedural and substantive approaches to democracy fail to address the question of the democratic legitimacy of a constitutional

INTEGRATION PROCESSES AND DUAL CITIZENSHIP

Vytautas Sinkevičius

When relations of citizenship are regulated, it is very important to assess new actual situations, as well as the latest needs of society and the state

PROBLEMS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF LEGITIMATE EXPECTATIONS, LEGAL CERTAINTY AND LEGAL SAFETY IN THE SPHERE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Birutė Pranevičienė

The article addresses conceptions of legitimate expectations, legal certainty and principles of legal safety, as well as the relationship between them

INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXTS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF QUALITY INITIATIVES IN THE PUBLIC SECTORS OF FINLAND AND LITHUANIA

Remigijus Civinskas

This article reports the results of research of public service quality reform initiatives in Lithuania and Finland. Research reveals that quality manag

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OF CHILDREN: FOUNDATIONS AND A REVIEW OF RUSSIAN LEGAL PRACTICES UNDER THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Mariya Riekkinen

Public participation or active engagement in deliberation of political agenda sets up the citizens‟ „will‟ to determine the outcomes of political

THE LEFT OR THE RIGHT? THE POLITICAL LOGIC BEHIND THE ECONOMIC POLICIES OF THE COMMUNIST SUCCESSOR PARTIES IN CENTRAL EUROPE

Vincentas Vobolevičius

In years following the regime change in central Europe, many communist successor parties (CSPs) have adopted relatively right-wing economic platforms.

LOCALIZING GLOBAL POLITICAL MATTERS THROUGH NEW MEDIA: SOME REFLECTIONS ON COMMUNICATION CULTURE

Auksė Balčytienė, Lina Auškalnienė, Inesa Birbilaitė, Aušra Vinciūnienė

This paper seeks to reassess the potential of new media in transnational political communication. It questions whether a wide availability of online ne

THE IMPACT OF REFERENDUMS ON THE PROCESS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

Elżbieta Kużelewska

Direct democracy is becoming more and more significant in political life. Not only does it give citizens the right to choose the government, it also gi