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Särbo eller sambo? En historisk analys av förändringsprocessen rörande integrationen av UD och Sidas utlandsmyndigheter, granskande förutsättningarna för politisk implementering.

Sjöberg, Sara (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
On three occasions, in 1973, 1993 and 2005, Swedish parliament and government has resolved to integrate the, previously independent, foreign offices beloning to the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) with the Swedish embassies. The implemenation of the integrationreform has however been a lengthy process. This thesis adresses two main issues: how has the integrationreform been able to remain a viable recipe for organizational change over time and why has the integrationprocess taken so long? Lastly I assess the possibility for effective implementation following the decision 2005.

Based on New Institutionalism I conducted an historical analysis of the integrationprocess to explore the conditions for reform. My... (More)
On three occasions, in 1973, 1993 and 2005, Swedish parliament and government has resolved to integrate the, previously independent, foreign offices beloning to the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) with the Swedish embassies. The implemenation of the integrationreform has however been a lengthy process. This thesis adresses two main issues: how has the integrationreform been able to remain a viable recipe for organizational change over time and why has the integrationprocess taken so long? Lastly I assess the possibility for effective implementation following the decision 2005.

Based on New Institutionalism I conducted an historical analysis of the integrationprocess to explore the conditions for reform. My results indicate that the integrationreform primarly suited the interests of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, making the Foreign Serivce more effective and clarifying the Ministry's responsibilty for Swedish development cooperation policy. These aspects remained urgent giving the Ministry continued incentive to keep the idea of integration alive.

Integration was primarily hindered due to the fact that the goverment agency and the ministry identified strongly with the Swedish model of administration, which defines their organizational roles as separate.

However, given increased demands on effectiveness, both parties currently stand to gain on integrating, giving a greater will to compromise on matters of principle. Therefore I conclude that a more effective implementation of the latest governmental resolution is likely to be expected. (Less)
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  abstract     = {On three occasions, in 1973, 1993 and 2005, Swedish parliament and government has resolved to integrate the, previously independent, foreign offices beloning to the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) with the Swedish embassies. The implemenation of the integrationreform has however been a lengthy process. This thesis adresses two main issues: how has the integrationreform been able to remain a viable recipe for organizational change over time and why has the integrationprocess taken so long? Lastly I assess the possibility for effective implementation following the decision 2005.

Based on New Institutionalism I conducted an historical analysis of the integrationprocess to explore the conditions for reform. My results indicate that the integrationreform primarly suited the interests of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, making the Foreign Serivce more effective and clarifying the Ministry's responsibilty for Swedish development cooperation policy. These aspects remained urgent giving the Ministry continued incentive to keep the idea of integration alive.

Integration was primarily hindered due to the fact that the goverment agency and the ministry identified strongly with the Swedish model of administration, which defines their organizational roles as separate.

However, given increased demands on effectiveness, both parties currently stand to gain on integrating, giving a greater will to compromise on matters of principle. Therefore I conclude that a more effective implementation of the latest governmental resolution is likely to be expected.},
  author       = {Sjöberg, Sara},
  keyword      = {New Institutionalism,Political decisionmaking,Political implementation,Transfer of ideas,Path dependancy,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Särbo eller sambo? En historisk analys av förändringsprocessen rörande integrationen av UD och Sidas utlandsmyndigheter, granskande förutsättningarna för politisk implementering.},
  year         = {2006},
}