Advanced

Den teoretiska utmaningen - En undersökning om nyinstitutionalismens (o)förmåga att förklara förändring.

Hartman Magnusson, Petter (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis aims to examine the possibility of understanding social change by using new institutionalism approaches on a specific case, The case, which describes the implementation of new public management reform in the Swedish health care system, is analysed from two separate new institutionalism

perspectives; the tool perspective and the symbol perspective. These approaches differ from one another in the sense that the first relies on a rational choice ontology, while the latter rather refers to a sociological tradition. In the analysis, causal explanations as well as aim related explanations are presented. Formative moments such as economic stagnation, non-socialist governments and ideological isomorfism are presented as important... (More)
This thesis aims to examine the possibility of understanding social change by using new institutionalism approaches on a specific case, The case, which describes the implementation of new public management reform in the Swedish health care system, is analysed from two separate new institutionalism

perspectives; the tool perspective and the symbol perspective. These approaches differ from one another in the sense that the first relies on a rational choice ontology, while the latter rather refers to a sociological tradition. In the analysis, causal explanations as well as aim related explanations are presented. Formative moments such as economic stagnation, non-socialist governments and ideological isomorfism are presented as important factors behind the reformation. By using the tool perspective, the motives of the idea spreading and reformation of the Swedish health care system, are connected to a strictly rational

basis such as cost efficiency and quality improvements. According to the

symbolic perspective the motives are rather considered to be the strive for

legitimacy and identity as well as institutionalised expectations. The efficiency of using the two new institutionalism perspectives increases

when the case is characterised by a relatively high degree of abstraction, and when they complement each other. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Hartman Magnusson, Petter
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
New institutionalism, tool perspective, symbolic perspective, theory testing, Swedish health care, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1326006
date added to LUP
2006-09-11
date last changed
2006-09-11
@misc{1326006,
  abstract     = {This thesis aims to examine the possibility of understanding social change by using new institutionalism approaches on a specific case, The case, which describes the implementation of new public management reform in the Swedish health care system, is analysed from two separate new institutionalism

perspectives; the tool perspective and the symbol perspective. These approaches differ from one another in the sense that the first relies on a rational choice ontology, while the latter rather refers to a sociological tradition. In the analysis, causal explanations as well as aim related explanations are presented. Formative moments such as economic stagnation, non-socialist governments and ideological isomorfism are presented as important factors behind the reformation. By using the tool perspective, the motives of the idea spreading and reformation of the Swedish health care system, are connected to a strictly rational

basis such as cost efficiency and quality improvements. According to the

symbolic perspective the motives are rather considered to be the strive for

legitimacy and identity as well as institutionalised expectations. The efficiency of using the two new institutionalism perspectives increases

when the case is characterised by a relatively high degree of abstraction, and when they complement each other.},
  author       = {Hartman Magnusson, Petter},
  keyword      = {New institutionalism,tool perspective,symbolic perspective,theory testing,Swedish health care,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den teoretiska utmaningen - En undersökning om nyinstitutionalismens (o)förmåga att förklara förändring.},
  year         = {2006},
}