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Regimteorin i svensk kontext. Från Volvo till IKEA i Kalmar

Nilsson, Therese (2005)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The regime theory is the dominant paradigm in the studies of urban politics in USA. It provides a set of concepts to analyse the change from government to governance in the American local politics. The regime theory postulates that governing power in local government tends to be highly fragmented. The private sector has with its control of economic resources a major influence in shaping governing decisions. In this essay I study the regime theory in a Swedish context to investigate if the theory is pertinent when studying of Swedish local governance. The results of my study show that the regime theory is useful for analysing urban politics also in the Swedish context.

This essay focuses on the cooperation between the private and the... (More)
The regime theory is the dominant paradigm in the studies of urban politics in USA. It provides a set of concepts to analyse the change from government to governance in the American local politics. The regime theory postulates that governing power in local government tends to be highly fragmented. The private sector has with its control of economic resources a major influence in shaping governing decisions. In this essay I study the regime theory in a Swedish context to investigate if the theory is pertinent when studying of Swedish local governance. The results of my study show that the regime theory is useful for analysing urban politics also in the Swedish context.

This essay focuses on the cooperation between the private and the public sector in the economic policy in Kalmar. I found that these actors generally consider that it exist an interdependent relation between them. To enable growth they have a need for dialogue and cooperation but the results of my study show that this do not always work in the practice. From Stones definition of a regime I draw the conclusion that there is no existing regime in the economic policy in Kalmar today. (Less)
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Nilsson, Therese
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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regime theory, growth, economic policy, urban politics, Kalmar, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1332185
date added to LUP
2005-09-05 00:00:00
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2005-09-05 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The regime theory is the dominant paradigm in the studies of urban politics in USA. It provides a set of concepts to analyse the change from government to governance in the American local politics. The regime theory postulates that governing power in local government tends to be highly fragmented. The private sector has with its control of economic resources a major influence in shaping governing decisions. In this essay I study the regime theory in a Swedish context to investigate if the theory is pertinent when studying of Swedish local governance. The results of my study show that the regime theory is useful for analysing urban politics also in the Swedish context.

This essay focuses on the cooperation between the private and the public sector in the economic policy in Kalmar. I found that these actors generally consider that it exist an interdependent relation between them. To enable growth they have a need for dialogue and cooperation but the results of my study show that this do not always work in the practice. From Stones definition of a regime I draw the conclusion that there is no existing regime in the economic policy in Kalmar today.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Therese},
  keyword      = {regime theory,growth,economic policy,urban politics,Kalmar,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Regimteorin i svensk kontext. Från Volvo till IKEA i Kalmar},
  year         = {2005},
}