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Målstyrning via policydokument Garanti för rationalitet och effektivitet eller symbolpolitik för meningsskapande?

Bergenfeldt, Björn (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to develop two idealtypes of politics to help serve as instruments in understanding and analysing the view on politics held by top civil servants in the municipality of Lund Sweden. The two ideal types developed here are symbolic sense making politics and rational instrumental politics. These two ideal types were applied to material from a qualitative survey to help bring out clear results and to help with the interpretation of the material The results of the study showed that the two idealtypes could not help to clearly categorize the civil servants views on management by objectives. But while categorizing the top civil servants views the important features of policy documents the ideal types were helpful. By... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to develop two idealtypes of politics to help serve as instruments in understanding and analysing the view on politics held by top civil servants in the municipality of Lund Sweden. The two ideal types developed here are symbolic sense making politics and rational instrumental politics. These two ideal types were applied to material from a qualitative survey to help bring out clear results and to help with the interpretation of the material The results of the study showed that the two idealtypes could not help to clearly categorize the civil servants views on management by objectives. But while categorizing the top civil servants views the important features of policy documents the ideal types were helpful. By using the ideal types I came to the conclusion that the view on policy documents was mainly characterized by sense making politics. Right now the ideal types developed here are very blunt instruments in need of an update. At the moment they are far from finished analyzing tools (Less)
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author
Bergenfeldt, Björn
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
rationality, Management by objectives, symbolic sense making politics, policy documents, rational instrumental politics, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1320756
date added to LUP
2008-05-02
date last changed
2008-05-02
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to develop two idealtypes of politics to help serve as instruments in understanding and analysing the view on politics held by top civil servants in the municipality of Lund Sweden. The two ideal types developed here are symbolic sense making politics and rational instrumental politics. These two ideal types were applied to material from a qualitative survey to help bring out clear results and to help with the interpretation of the material The results of the study showed that the two idealtypes could not help to clearly categorize the civil servants views on management by objectives. But while categorizing the top civil servants views the important features of policy documents the ideal types were helpful. By using the ideal types I came to the conclusion that the view on policy documents was mainly characterized by sense making politics. Right now the ideal types developed here are very blunt instruments in need of an update. At the moment they are far from finished analyzing tools},
  author       = {Bergenfeldt, Björn},
  keyword      = {rationality,Management by objectives,symbolic sense making politics,policy documents,rational instrumental politics,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Målstyrning via policydokument Garanti för rationalitet och effektivitet eller symbolpolitik för meningsskapande?},
  year         = {2008},
}