LITHUANIAN QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
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Volume 64, No.3 - Fall 2018
Editor of this issue:Almantas Samalavičius
Development of the Bureaucratic System in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: the Case of the Treasury Commissions Activities (17641794)
Based on the research of the development of state institutions in the Commonwealth of the Two Nations in 17641794 and the archived material from the Treasury Commission of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, this article will seek to demonstrate the extent to which the administrative reforms conducted in the second half of the 18th century brought the organization of the central government closer to the classic model of modern bureaucracy. Following the principal elements of the modern bureaucratic system distinguished by Max Weber (impersonal government structure, governance specialization, clearly defined governance hierarchy, regulation of the employees duties, remuneration for the carried-out work, introduction of the criteria of qualification in order to occupy the position), special attention will be given to the hierarchy of duties, subordination, and the principles of staffing. .