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Demokrati eller ekonomi? En idéanalys av Statskontorets värdeprioritering

Ellström, Sarah LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The thesis that this essay rests upon implies that economic values are much higher prioritized then democratic values in the Swedish administration. This assumption applies throughout the entire public administration. A lot of research points on the danger with the decreasing focus on democratic values and increasing focus on economic values. The two different kinds of values are often seen as inconsistent and in conflict with each other.
My aim is to evaluate if this hypothesis is correct when applied on an empirical case, here the Swedish Agency for Administrative Development (Statskontoret). The question is if Statskontoret prioritize economic values more than democratic values in its evaluations of the administration's work. To... (More)
The thesis that this essay rests upon implies that economic values are much higher prioritized then democratic values in the Swedish administration. This assumption applies throughout the entire public administration. A lot of research points on the danger with the decreasing focus on democratic values and increasing focus on economic values. The two different kinds of values are often seen as inconsistent and in conflict with each other.
My aim is to evaluate if this hypothesis is correct when applied on an empirical case, here the Swedish Agency for Administrative Development (Statskontoret). The question is if Statskontoret prioritize economic values more than democratic values in its evaluations of the administration's work. To answer the question I analyse three selected evaluations that Statskontoret is responsible of producing. By comparing the material with two designed ideal types, a democratic ideal and an economic ideal, I have come to know that Statskontoret does not completely focus on economic values. Whether this applies only for the three evaluations that have been included in my material or in general is up for debate, and that is also something I discuss in the essay. (Less)
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author
Ellström, Sarah LU
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organization
course
STVK01 20091
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type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
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keywords
utvärdering, förvaltning, Statskontoret, demokrativärde, ekonomivärde
language
Swedish
id
1405301
date added to LUP
2009-06-18 11:00:25
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2009-06-18 11:00:25
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  abstract     = {The thesis that this essay rests upon implies that economic values are much higher prioritized then democratic values in the Swedish administration. This assumption applies throughout the entire public administration. A lot of research points on the danger with the decreasing focus on democratic values and increasing focus on economic values. The two different kinds of values are often seen as inconsistent and in conflict with each other.
     My aim is to evaluate if this hypothesis is correct when applied on an empirical case, here the Swedish Agency for Administrative Development (Statskontoret). The question is if Statskontoret prioritize economic values more than democratic values in its evaluations of the administration's work. To answer the question I analyse three selected evaluations that Statskontoret is responsible of producing. By comparing the material with two designed ideal types, a democratic ideal and an economic ideal, I have come to know that Statskontoret does not completely focus on economic values. Whether this applies only for the three evaluations that have been included in my material or in general is up for debate, and that is also something I discuss in the essay.},
  author       = {Ellström, Sarah},
  keyword      = {utvärdering,förvaltning,Statskontoret,demokrativärde,ekonomivärde},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Demokrati eller ekonomi? En idéanalys av Statskontorets värdeprioritering},
  year         = {2009},
}