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Att skapa konsensus- En fallstudie av beslutsprocessen inom kommunsamarbetet NOSAM

Hansson, Caroline and Einarsson, Malin (2007)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the construction of consensus in commune-collaborations. By a review of written material combined with elite interviews we have been able to follow the decision-making and the forming of consensus, in a commune-collaboration called NOSAM, in which they have decided to use consensus as a decision method. The thesis is based on a case study and we have decided to follow a specific issue that has been discussed for some time.

We have created an instrument based on the ideal of deliberative democracy, through which we have been able to examine whether the decision-making in NOSAM can be described as a deliberative process or if consensus is formed by other incentives.

The study shows that the... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the construction of consensus in commune-collaborations. By a review of written material combined with elite interviews we have been able to follow the decision-making and the forming of consensus, in a commune-collaboration called NOSAM, in which they have decided to use consensus as a decision method. The thesis is based on a case study and we have decided to follow a specific issue that has been discussed for some time.

We have created an instrument based on the ideal of deliberative democracy, through which we have been able to examine whether the decision-making in NOSAM can be described as a deliberative process or if consensus is formed by other incentives.

The study shows that the decision-making in NOSAM cannot be described as a deliberative process, although there are some elements of deliberation. Consensus is formed in a proposition drawn up by the officials for the commune-representatives to agree on. Afterwards, the decision has to be brought up in each commune before reaching a final decision in NOSAM.

Our opinion is that having consensus as the decision method leads to difficulties when deciding on bigger issues. (Less)
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author
Hansson, Caroline and Einarsson, Malin
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organization
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Konsensus, kommunsamarbete, beslutsprocess, deliberativ demokrati, gymnasiesamverkansavtal, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1321318
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2007-06-12 00:00:00
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2007-06-12 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the construction of consensus in commune-collaborations. By a review of written material combined with elite interviews we have been able to follow the decision-making and the forming of consensus, in a commune-collaboration called NOSAM, in which they have decided to use consensus as a decision method. The thesis is based on a case study and we have decided to follow a specific issue that has been discussed for some time.

We have created an instrument based on the ideal of deliberative democracy, through which we have been able to examine whether the decision-making in NOSAM can be described as a deliberative process or if consensus is formed by other incentives.

The study shows that the decision-making in NOSAM cannot be described as a deliberative process, although there are some elements of deliberation. Consensus is formed in a proposition drawn up by the officials for the commune-representatives to agree on. Afterwards, the decision has to be brought up in each commune before reaching a final decision in NOSAM.

Our opinion is that having consensus as the decision method leads to difficulties when deciding on bigger issues.},
  author       = {Hansson, Caroline and Einarsson, Malin},
  keyword      = {Konsensus,kommunsamarbete,beslutsprocess,deliberativ demokrati, gymnasiesamverkansavtal,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att skapa konsensus- En fallstudie av beslutsprocessen inom kommunsamarbetet NOSAM},
  year         = {2007},
}