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Tro, hopp och samarbete: en fallstudie av Olofströms mellankommunala samverkan i västra Blekinge

Nyberg, Peter (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The municipality of Olofström is intensifying the co-operation with Sölvesborg and Karlshamn, the two other municipalities in the west of Blekinge. They co-operate in two local federations and for the moment negotiations are going on about a third local federation in continuation school, but the municipalities do not agree. The aim of this thesis is to examine why Olofström co-operate with Sölvesborg and Karlshamn, if there are any problems and where the limit of this co-operation is. The method in the thesis is qualitative interviews with local politicians and officials and an actor-structure-perspective is used. The result shows that Olofström is a municipality where the population is decreasing, and it has lost state subsidy during the... (More)
The municipality of Olofström is intensifying the co-operation with Sölvesborg and Karlshamn, the two other municipalities in the west of Blekinge. They co-operate in two local federations and for the moment negotiations are going on about a third local federation in continuation school, but the municipalities do not agree. The aim of this thesis is to examine why Olofström co-operate with Sölvesborg and Karlshamn, if there are any problems and where the limit of this co-operation is. The method in the thesis is qualitative interviews with local politicians and officials and an actor-structure-perspective is used. The result shows that Olofström is a municipality where the population is decreasing, and it has lost state subsidy during the last decade. There is a ground for co-operation, even though there has been opposition against it earlier. Olofström is co-operating in order to maintain the quality of the services offered to the inhabitants. This is difficult for a small municipality. The question of the shape of the local federation, the economy and different views from politicians and officials are obstacles in the process to reach co-operation. Laws and rules can make it easier to be successful in co-operation. (Less)
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author
Nyberg, Peter
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
municipality, local federation, Olofström, Blekinge, co-operation, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1328270
date added to LUP
2006-02-10
date last changed
2006-02-10
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  abstract     = {The municipality of Olofström is intensifying the co-operation with Sölvesborg and Karlshamn, the two other municipalities in the west of Blekinge. They co-operate in two local federations and for the moment negotiations are going on about a third local federation in continuation school, but the municipalities do not agree. The aim of this thesis is to examine why Olofström co-operate with Sölvesborg and Karlshamn, if there are any problems and where the limit of this co-operation is. The method in the thesis is qualitative interviews with local politicians and officials and an actor-structure-perspective is used. The result shows that Olofström is a municipality where the population is decreasing, and it has lost state subsidy during the last decade. There is a ground for co-operation, even though there has been opposition against it earlier. Olofström is co-operating in order to maintain the quality of the services offered to the inhabitants. This is difficult for a small municipality. The question of the shape of the local federation, the economy and different views from politicians and officials are obstacles in the process to reach co-operation. Laws and rules can make it easier to be successful in co-operation.},
  author       = {Nyberg, Peter},
  keyword      = {municipality,local federation,Olofström,Blekinge,co-operation,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Tro, hopp och samarbete: en fallstudie av Olofströms mellankommunala samverkan i västra Blekinge},
  year         = {2006},
}