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Demokrati vid behov? - En studie kring behovsanställningar i den offentliga sektorn

Olsson, Lisa (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
On-call work has increased substantially in the past 20 years in Sweden, not least in the public sector and most notably in health and social care. This thesis argues that the increase has considerable influence on the prospects of on-call workers in the public services to act as guardians of democracy. Based on theories of Lennart Lundquist, the results of this study show that on-call workers suffers from inferior opportunities to act as democratic guardians in particularly two matters. First; they have fewer prospects than standard employees of professionalism due to lack of education and capacitation. Second; on-call workers have inferior opportunities to protest against wrongs, due to no real formalized possibilities to inform and due... (More)
On-call work has increased substantially in the past 20 years in Sweden, not least in the public sector and most notably in health and social care. This thesis argues that the increase has considerable influence on the prospects of on-call workers in the public services to act as guardians of democracy. Based on theories of Lennart Lundquist, the results of this study show that on-call workers suffers from inferior opportunities to act as democratic guardians in particularly two matters. First; they have fewer prospects than standard employees of professionalism due to lack of education and capacitation. Second; on-call workers have inferior opportunities to protest against wrongs, due to no real formalized possibilities to inform and due to transactional psychological contracts. This thesis is based on a theoretical study reviewing research on non-standard work, public administration democracy, new public management and psychological contracts. Also a case study among home-help service in the municipality of Malmö, employing several on-call workers, is made. In this, interviews have been performed with personnel directors, one union representative as well as on-call workers themselves. (Less)
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@misc{1315648,
  abstract     = {On-call work has increased substantially in the past 20 years in Sweden, not least in the public sector and most notably in health and social care. This thesis argues that the increase has considerable influence on the prospects of on-call workers in the public services to act as guardians of democracy. Based on theories of Lennart Lundquist, the results of this study show that on-call workers suffers from inferior opportunities to act as democratic guardians in particularly two matters. First; they have fewer prospects than standard employees of professionalism due to lack of education and capacitation. Second; on-call workers have inferior opportunities to protest against wrongs, due to no real formalized possibilities to inform and due to transactional psychological contracts. This thesis is based on a theoretical study reviewing research on non-standard work, public administration democracy, new public management and psychological contracts. Also a case study among home-help service in the municipality of Malmö, employing several on-call workers, is made. In this, interviews have been performed with personnel directors, one union representative as well as on-call workers themselves.},
  author       = {Olsson, Lisa},
  keyword      = {behovsanställd,timvikarie,'demokratins väktare','offentlig sektor','new public management',hemtjänst,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Demokrati vid behov? - En studie kring behovsanställningar i den offentliga sektorn},
  year         = {2008},
}