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Goda grannar - mellankommunalt samarbete ur den lilla kommunens perspektiv

Svensson, Maria (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis deals with co-operation between municipalities viewed from the perspective

of the small municipality. It poses two questions: How and why does

small municipalities co-operate? and Which is the place of the small municipality

in a larger organization?. To examine this three Scanian municipalities have been

studied and one Norwegian municipality is used to provide a perspective on the

Swedish discussion.

Four theoretical topics guide the thesis. Firstly the core values of municipalities;

democracy, autonomy and efficiency. The second topic is the significance of

territory and boundaries. Thirdly the synergies that can be expected from cooperation

and lastly different forms of co-operation.

The results of the essay are... (More)
This thesis deals with co-operation between municipalities viewed from the perspective

of the small municipality. It poses two questions: How and why does

small municipalities co-operate? and Which is the place of the small municipality

in a larger organization?. To examine this three Scanian municipalities have been

studied and one Norwegian municipality is used to provide a perspective on the

Swedish discussion.

Four theoretical topics guide the thesis. Firstly the core values of municipalities;

democracy, autonomy and efficiency. The second topic is the significance of

territory and boundaries. Thirdly the synergies that can be expected from cooperation

and lastly different forms of co-operation.

The results of the essay are that small municipalities co-operate to gain economically

and get a higher competence based on the view of the municipality as a

provider of services. Small municipalities use co-operation as a way of avoiding

merger. The small municipality engage in different organizations of co-operations

and is in that way independent. But one of the large problems for small

municipalities is the lack of resources as personnel. So at the same time the

contact within the existing co-operational organizations deepens. (Less)
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author
Svensson, Maria
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
co-operation, municipality, Scania, municipality structure, terriory, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1326779
date added to LUP
2006-06-19
date last changed
2006-06-19
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  abstract     = {This thesis deals with co-operation between municipalities viewed from the perspective

of the small municipality. It poses two questions: How and why does

small municipalities co-operate? and Which is the place of the small municipality

in a larger organization?. To examine this three Scanian municipalities have been

studied and one Norwegian municipality is used to provide a perspective on the

Swedish discussion.

Four theoretical topics guide the thesis. Firstly the core values of municipalities;

democracy, autonomy and efficiency. The second topic is the significance of

territory and boundaries. Thirdly the synergies that can be expected from cooperation

and lastly different forms of co-operation.

The results of the essay are that small municipalities co-operate to gain economically

and get a higher competence based on the view of the municipality as a

provider of services. Small municipalities use co-operation as a way of avoiding

merger. The small municipality engage in different organizations of co-operations

and is in that way independent. But one of the large problems for small

municipalities is the lack of resources as personnel. So at the same time the

contact within the existing co-operational organizations deepens.},
  author       = {Svensson, Maria},
  keyword      = {co-operation,municipality,Scania,municipality structure,terriory,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Goda grannar - mellankommunalt samarbete ur den lilla kommunens perspektiv},
  year         = {2006},
}