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Den offrade alkoholpolitiken En studie av moderaternas förändrade alkoholpolitik

Vent, Sanna Maria (2007)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The Swedish alcohol policy has by tradition a restrictive composition, with high taxes and the Swedish Alcohol Retailing Monopoly as important elements. The Moderate Party has been powerful critics of the alcohol policy and has advocated a reformation. However, today the Moderate Party seems to have changed the attitude towards the alcohol policy and it even supports the Swedish initiative to create cooperation about alcohol matters at the EU level.

This thesis examines why the Moderate Party has changed its attitude towards the restrictive alcohol policy. Three aspects have been considered: the rise of a European public policy, strategic choice, and the influence of the political environment. The paper discusses the problem from a... (More)
The Swedish alcohol policy has by tradition a restrictive composition, with high taxes and the Swedish Alcohol Retailing Monopoly as important elements. The Moderate Party has been powerful critics of the alcohol policy and has advocated a reformation. However, today the Moderate Party seems to have changed the attitude towards the alcohol policy and it even supports the Swedish initiative to create cooperation about alcohol matters at the EU level.

This thesis examines why the Moderate Party has changed its attitude towards the restrictive alcohol policy. Three aspects have been considered: the rise of a European public policy, strategic choice, and the influence of the political environment. The paper discusses the problem from a strategic perspective, which means that the political change is viewed as a result of strategic considerations.

The party has indeed been affected by all of the three aspects, although to different extent. The main conclusion is that the new approach is a consequence of strategic negotiations between the coalition parties in the Swedish government. The Moderate Party simply had to abandon its political persuasion in alcohol matters in return for increased influence in other issues. (Less)
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author
Vent, Sanna Maria
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Alkoholpolitik, Moderaterna, Politisk strategi, EU:s sociala dimension, Strategisk anpassning, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1321295
date added to LUP
2007-06-12 00:00:00
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2007-06-12 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The Swedish alcohol policy has by tradition a restrictive composition, with high taxes and the Swedish Alcohol Retailing Monopoly as important elements. The Moderate Party has been powerful critics of the alcohol policy and has advocated a reformation. However, today the Moderate Party seems to have changed the attitude towards the alcohol policy and it even supports the Swedish initiative to create cooperation about alcohol matters at the EU level.

This thesis examines why the Moderate Party has changed its attitude towards the restrictive alcohol policy. Three aspects have been considered: the rise of a European public policy, strategic choice, and the influence of the political environment. The paper discusses the problem from a strategic perspective, which means that the political change is viewed as a result of strategic considerations.

The party has indeed been affected by all of the three aspects, although to different extent. The main conclusion is that the new approach is a consequence of strategic negotiations between the coalition parties in the Swedish government. The Moderate Party simply had to abandon its political persuasion in alcohol matters in return for increased influence in other issues.},
  author       = {Vent, Sanna Maria},
  keyword      = {Alkoholpolitik,Moderaterna,Politisk strategi,EU:s sociala dimension,Strategisk anpassning,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den offrade alkoholpolitiken En studie av moderaternas förändrade alkoholpolitik},
  year         = {2007},
}