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Tsunamikatastrofens politiska efterspel - En fallstudie av ansvarsutkrävandets värde i demokratin

Von Sydow, Pontus (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The Swedish society woke up Boxing Day 2004 to the greatest disaster in modern times. As a result of a strong earthquake in the Indian Ocean tsunamis occurred that devastated resorts where thousands of Swedes were. In the disasters tracks were uncovered government paralysis and shortcomings of the systems control. The purpose of this study is to examine the capacity and means to demand accountability of politicians and officials of the Swedish political system. Extensive studies and the report from the commission of disasters will form the basis for the study. The political system and the control mechanisms are presented and analyzed in terms of crisis management and the political consequences to the tsunami disaster. In particular, power,... (More)
The Swedish society woke up Boxing Day 2004 to the greatest disaster in modern times. As a result of a strong earthquake in the Indian Ocean tsunamis occurred that devastated resorts where thousands of Swedes were. In the disasters tracks were uncovered government paralysis and shortcomings of the systems control. The purpose of this study is to examine the capacity and means to demand accountability of politicians and officials of the Swedish political system. Extensive studies and the report from the commission of disasters will form the basis for the study. The political system and the control mechanisms are presented and analyzed in terms of crisis management and the political consequences to the tsunami disaster. In particular, power, responsibility and control are the key concepts of this essay. The outcome of the review is that there are weaknesses in the control mechanisms in the Swedish system. Despite strong criticism of politicians and officials for their actions, responsibility has not been claimed or taken. No politicians has had to resign after this scandal, however, Secretary of State Lars Danielsson has been resigned as a result of the criticism. The governments? common and global responsibility would have resulted in its departure. (Less)
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author
Von Sydow, Pontus
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organization
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Sweden, Tsunami, Power, Responsibility, Control, Scandal, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1316945
date added to LUP
2008-06-16
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2008-06-16
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  abstract     = {The Swedish society woke up Boxing Day 2004 to the greatest disaster in modern times. As a result of a strong earthquake in the Indian Ocean tsunamis occurred that devastated resorts where thousands of Swedes were. In the disasters tracks were uncovered government paralysis and shortcomings of the systems control. The purpose of this study is to examine the capacity and means to demand accountability of politicians and officials of the Swedish political system. Extensive studies and the report from the commission of disasters will form the basis for the study. The political system and the control mechanisms are presented and analyzed in terms of crisis management and the political consequences to the tsunami disaster. In particular, power, responsibility and control are the key concepts of this essay. The outcome of the review is that there are weaknesses in the control mechanisms in the Swedish system. Despite strong criticism of politicians and officials for their actions, responsibility has not been claimed or taken. No politicians has had to resign after this scandal, however, Secretary of State Lars Danielsson has been resigned as a result of the criticism. The governments? common and global responsibility would have resulted in its departure.},
  author       = {Von Sydow, Pontus},
  keyword      = {Sweden,Tsunami,Power,Responsibility,Control,Scandal,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Tsunamikatastrofens politiska efterspel - En fallstudie av ansvarsutkrävandets värde i demokratin},
  year         = {2008},
}