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Intressemakt - Relationen mellan stat och intresseorganisationer i demokratiteoretisk belysning

Larsson, Ellen (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Which general outlines are preferable in the relation between organizations and government? From normative theory and method I throw light upon this question by defining and comparing two different democratic standpoints. The substantial democratic standpoint focuses on political effectiveness and the procedural democratic standpoint focuses on equal representation. The normative discussion aims at comparing how well the different standpoints function in political praxis. Since the ambition is to discuss concrete praxis I have also chosen to analyse an extensive case of interest influence in Swedish politics empirically. This case is about LO and the social democratic party. The empiric material shows that the organization has a lot of... (More)
Which general outlines are preferable in the relation between organizations and government? From normative theory and method I throw light upon this question by defining and comparing two different democratic standpoints. The substantial democratic standpoint focuses on political effectiveness and the procedural democratic standpoint focuses on equal representation. The normative discussion aims at comparing how well the different standpoints function in political praxis. Since the ambition is to discuss concrete praxis I have also chosen to analyse an extensive case of interest influence in Swedish politics empirically. This case is about LO and the social democratic party. The empiric material shows that the organization has a lot of influence in the decision making. It also shows democratic problems connected to representation and special treatment. In a constructive chapter, the normative and empirical discussions are brought together in two main conclusions. The first conclusion is that no governmental special treatment is preferable when it comes to organizations? possibilities to influence politics. The second conclusion is that LO's economical support to the social democratic party should be discontinued, and that LO should become politically independent. (Less)
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author
Larsson, Ellen
supervisor
organization
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Intresseorganisationer, Inflytande, Demokrati, Representativitet, LO, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1324310
date added to LUP
2007-01-24
date last changed
2007-01-30
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  abstract     = {Which general outlines are preferable in the relation between organizations and government? From normative theory and method I throw light upon this question by defining and comparing two different democratic standpoints. The substantial democratic standpoint focuses on political effectiveness and the procedural democratic standpoint focuses on equal representation. The normative discussion aims at comparing how well the different standpoints function in political praxis. Since the ambition is to discuss concrete praxis I have also chosen to analyse an extensive case of interest influence in Swedish politics empirically. This case is about LO and the social democratic party. The empiric material shows that the organization has a lot of influence in the decision making. It also shows democratic problems connected to representation and special treatment. In a constructive chapter, the normative and empirical discussions are brought together in two main conclusions. The first conclusion is that no governmental special treatment is preferable when it comes to organizations? possibilities to influence politics. The second conclusion is that LO's economical support to the social democratic party should be discontinued, and that LO should become politically independent.},
  author       = {Larsson, Ellen},
  keyword      = {Intresseorganisationer,Inflytande,Demokrati,Representativitet,LO,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Intressemakt - Relationen mellan stat och intresseorganisationer i demokratiteoretisk belysning},
  year         = {2006},
}