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Nätverk och makt - En fråga om makt och relation mellan politiker och tjänstemän

Neldestam, Jörgen (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
I have studied how network in a broad sense can affect decision-making. The primary purpose is to see if the political initiative somewhere disappears when it comes to understand the relations between power, actors and politics. The study discuss in a theoretical area that concerns the reliability in neoinstitutionalism to use as an analytical instrument. Some criticism is given to the theoretical standpoint in the sense that there is no power perspective included in the theory. I include a discussion about a concept of power, which I include to the theory. The theoretical conclusion is that neoinstitutionalism together with the concept of power gives a rather powerful analytical tool to study this case. The conclusion of the study brings... (More)
I have studied how network in a broad sense can affect decision-making. The primary purpose is to see if the political initiative somewhere disappears when it comes to understand the relations between power, actors and politics. The study discuss in a theoretical area that concerns the reliability in neoinstitutionalism to use as an analytical instrument. Some criticism is given to the theoretical standpoint in the sense that there is no power perspective included in the theory. I include a discussion about a concept of power, which I include to the theory. The theoretical conclusion is that neoinstitutionalism together with the concept of power gives a rather powerful analytical tool to study this case. The conclusion of the study brings to surface that relations between the actors are important and that there is no opposition between power and political networks and a political initiative. On the contrary, there is a dependency between these components. A further conclusion is although civil servants may not see themselves deliberately as guards of democracy they indeed act like they were such advocates to democracy and its values. The methods used are qualitative text-analysis, interviews and an operational analysis of the theory. (Less)
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author
Neldestam, Jörgen
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
network, power, neoinstitutionalism, actors, relations, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1326038
date added to LUP
2006-06-20
date last changed
2006-06-20
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  abstract     = {I have studied how network in a broad sense can affect decision-making. The primary purpose is to see if the political initiative somewhere disappears when it comes to understand the relations between power, actors and politics. The study discuss in a theoretical area that concerns the reliability in neoinstitutionalism to use as an analytical instrument. Some criticism is given to the theoretical standpoint in the sense that there is no power perspective included in the theory. I include a discussion about a concept of power, which I include to the theory. The theoretical conclusion is that neoinstitutionalism together with the concept of power gives a rather powerful analytical tool to study this case. The conclusion of the study brings to surface that relations between the actors are important and that there is no opposition between power and political networks and a political initiative. On the contrary, there is a dependency between these components. A further conclusion is although civil servants may not see themselves deliberately as guards of democracy they indeed act like they were such advocates to democracy and its values. The methods used are qualitative text-analysis, interviews and an operational analysis of the theory.},
  author       = {Neldestam, Jörgen},
  keyword      = {network,power,neoinstitutionalism,actors,relations,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Nätverk och makt - En fråga om makt och relation mellan politiker och tjänstemän},
  year         = {2006},
}