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Alliansen som koncept i svensk kommunpolitik. En undersökning av samarbetet mellan olika partier i Sveriges kommuner efter valen 2002 respektive 2006.

Einarsson, Jan Erik (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In Political Science a main theory is that a minimal winning coalition (MWC) will participate in the government. The parties included have to share the power of government. Therefore the winning coalition to be expected is the one including the fewest parties possible.

My paper will atempt to examine if this is the main pattern in Swedish municipalities. My experience indicates that the ?Alliance for Sweden? including the four right-wing parties, that for the first time were connected through formal agreements in the elections 2006, formed a partly new and more obvious coalition pattern. My main question is: Is minimal winning coalition a winning concept in the municipalities with a right-wing majority or did ?Alliance for Sweden? form... (More)
In Political Science a main theory is that a minimal winning coalition (MWC) will participate in the government. The parties included have to share the power of government. Therefore the winning coalition to be expected is the one including the fewest parties possible.

My paper will atempt to examine if this is the main pattern in Swedish municipalities. My experience indicates that the ?Alliance for Sweden? including the four right-wing parties, that for the first time were connected through formal agreements in the elections 2006, formed a partly new and more obvious coalition pattern. My main question is: Is minimal winning coalition a winning concept in the municipalities with a right-wing majority or did ?Alliance for Sweden? form another dominating concept including all the right-wing parties.

To my analysis of the results of the municipality elections I add some interviews, both representing municipalities that in their local government now include all the right-wing parties and municipalities that don´t.

Obviously the ?Alliance-concept? added a new coalition pattern that didn´t exist in earlier elections that still doesn´t exist among the left-wing parties. My thesis, opposing the MWC-theory, seems to be correct. (Less)
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author
Einarsson, Jan Erik
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Allians för Sverige, valteknisk samverkan, borgerlig, parti, kommun, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1317367
date added to LUP
2008-06-16
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2008-06-16
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  abstract     = {In Political Science a main theory is that a minimal winning coalition (MWC) will participate in the government. The parties included have to share the power of government. Therefore the winning coalition to be expected is the one including the fewest parties possible.

My paper will atempt to examine if this is the main pattern in Swedish municipalities. My experience indicates that the ?Alliance for Sweden? including the four right-wing parties, that for the first time were connected through formal agreements in the elections 2006, formed a partly new and more obvious coalition pattern. My main question is: Is minimal winning coalition a winning concept in the municipalities with a right-wing majority or did ?Alliance for Sweden? form another dominating concept including all the right-wing parties.

To my analysis of the results of the municipality elections I add some interviews, both representing municipalities that in their local government now include all the right-wing parties and municipalities that don´t.

Obviously the ?Alliance-concept? added a new coalition pattern that didn´t exist in earlier elections that still doesn´t exist among the left-wing parties. My thesis, opposing the MWC-theory, seems to be correct.},
  author       = {Einarsson, Jan Erik},
  keyword      = {Allians för Sverige,valteknisk samverkan,borgerlig,parti,kommun,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Alliansen som koncept i svensk kommunpolitik. En undersökning av samarbetet mellan olika partier i Sveriges kommuner efter valen 2002 respektive 2006.},
  year         = {2008},
}