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Lobbyist och tjänsteman? En studie i regionrepresentantens tolkning av sin roll som verksam i Bryssel

Hagström, Anna LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The globalization has moved the decision making process in the EU closer to the citizens. Our regional offices are supposed to act as the citizen’s extended arm to the EU-institutions in Brussels. But acting as the voice of the people in an international context has proved not to be entirely uncomplicated. A good democratic legitimacy relies on the client’s ability to maintain the agencies with coordinated directives. Thereby, democratic legitimacy is founded in the citizen’s demand that these regional activities take a political responsibility, further that our civil servants respect democratic values.
The thesis has made use of theories concerning both regional lobbying, border organizations and the role of the civil servant. Based on... (More)
The globalization has moved the decision making process in the EU closer to the citizens. Our regional offices are supposed to act as the citizen’s extended arm to the EU-institutions in Brussels. But acting as the voice of the people in an international context has proved not to be entirely uncomplicated. A good democratic legitimacy relies on the client’s ability to maintain the agencies with coordinated directives. Thereby, democratic legitimacy is founded in the citizen’s demand that these regional activities take a political responsibility, further that our civil servants respect democratic values.
The thesis has made use of theories concerning both regional lobbying, border organizations and the role of the civil servant. Based on semi-structured interviews this case study shows that regional representatives are experiencing a sort of role conflict in this organizational structure. Their reality indicates that, as an official in dual roles, you are required to make accomplishments that is hard to live up to. This role conflict is based on the client’s unclear directives and that they do not understand the world the officials are facing in Brussels. By this problem the democratic legitimacy is wounded. (Less)
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author
Hagström, Anna LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
lobbying, EU, democratic legitimacy, regional offices, border organization
language
Swedish
id
1405209
date added to LUP
2009-06-18 11:07:56
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2009-06-18 11:07:56
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  abstract     = {The globalization has moved the decision making process in the EU closer to the citizens. Our regional offices are supposed to act as the citizen’s extended arm to the EU-institutions in Brussels. But acting as the voice of the people in an international context has proved not to be entirely uncomplicated. A good democratic legitimacy relies on the client’s ability to maintain the agencies with coordinated directives. Thereby, democratic legitimacy is founded in the citizen’s demand that these regional activities take a political responsibility, further that our civil servants respect democratic values. 
The thesis has made use of theories concerning both regional lobbying, border organizations and the role of the civil servant. Based on semi-structured interviews this case study shows that regional representatives are experiencing a sort of role conflict in this organizational structure. Their reality indicates that, as an official in dual roles, you are required to make accomplishments that is hard to live up to. This role conflict is based on the client’s unclear directives and that they do not understand the world the officials are facing in Brussels. By this problem the democratic legitimacy is wounded.},
  author       = {Hagström, Anna},
  keyword      = {lobbying,EU,democratic legitimacy,regional offices,border organization},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Lobbyist och tjänsteman? En studie i regionrepresentantens tolkning av sin roll som verksam i Bryssel},
  year         = {2009},
}