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Vad driver socialdemokraterna? - En fallstudie av motiven bakom århundradets skattereform

Persson, Mikael (2005)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In 1988 the Swedish Social Democratic Party decided to reform the tax system. In this essay I analyse the motives behind their acting on a basis of the party strategic theories of Przeworski and Sjöblom. The reform commonly referred to as the tax reform of the century, was although they considered that it was a high risk project pursued together with the Liberal Party. The new tax system implicated a less progressive income tax scale, actions against tax avoidance and raised value-added tax. The empirical analysis is primarily based on memoirs written by the key actors. I claim that the tax reform was a result of a ?supra class strategy?, with the motive to achieve the strategic goals maximization of parliamentary influence and vote... (More)
In 1988 the Swedish Social Democratic Party decided to reform the tax system. In this essay I analyse the motives behind their acting on a basis of the party strategic theories of Przeworski and Sjöblom. The reform commonly referred to as the tax reform of the century, was although they considered that it was a high risk project pursued together with the Liberal Party. The new tax system implicated a less progressive income tax scale, actions against tax avoidance and raised value-added tax. The empirical analysis is primarily based on memoirs written by the key actors. I claim that the tax reform was a result of a ?supra class strategy?, with the motive to achieve the strategic goals maximization of parliamentary influence and vote maximization. I further claim that the tax reform resulted in a redefinition of the goals in the party program and that it had a negative impact on the party cohesion. (Less)
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Persson, Mikael
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Svensk inrikespolitik, socialdemokraterna, skattepolitik, partistrategier, ideologi, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1330846
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2005-06-20 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {In 1988 the Swedish Social Democratic Party decided to reform the tax system. In this essay I analyse the motives behind their acting on a basis of the party strategic theories of Przeworski and Sjöblom. The reform commonly referred to as the tax reform of the century, was although they considered that it was a high risk project pursued together with the Liberal Party. The new tax system implicated a less progressive income tax scale, actions against tax avoidance and raised value-added tax. The empirical analysis is primarily based on memoirs written by the key actors. I claim that the tax reform was a result of a ?supra class strategy?, with the motive to achieve the strategic goals maximization of parliamentary influence and vote maximization. I further claim that the tax reform resulted in a redefinition of the goals in the party program and that it had a negative impact on the party cohesion.},
  author       = {Persson, Mikael},
  keyword      = {Svensk inrikespolitik,socialdemokraterna,skattepolitik,partistrategier,ideologi,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vad driver socialdemokraterna? - En fallstudie av motiven bakom århundradets skattereform},
  year         = {2005},
}