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När informationsteknologin fann den lokala demokratin - en kartläggning av uppkomsten av Malmöinitiativet och Malmöpanelen

Flemström, Magdalena LU (2010) STVM11 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In this master's thesis I analyse how partially changing ideas and procedures regarding democracy can be incorporated into local politics. I argue that you can see a development of a democracy policy field, democracy politics, in Sweden, where politicians introduce initiatives with the aim of involving citizens in decision-making processes. I have chosen to conduct a case study on the city of Malmö, where two initiatives of this kind, e-petitions and citizen panels, were
introduced in 2008. By applying John Kingdon's Multiple Streams Framework on my case, I set out to find out why the politicians of Malmö decided upon these two projects. For the purpose I have conducted semi-structured interviews with five politicians and two civil... (More)
In this master's thesis I analyse how partially changing ideas and procedures regarding democracy can be incorporated into local politics. I argue that you can see a development of a democracy policy field, democracy politics, in Sweden, where politicians introduce initiatives with the aim of involving citizens in decision-making processes. I have chosen to conduct a case study on the city of Malmö, where two initiatives of this kind, e-petitions and citizen panels, were
introduced in 2008. By applying John Kingdon's Multiple Streams Framework on my case, I set out to find out why the politicians of Malmö decided upon these two projects. For the purpose I have conducted semi-structured interviews with five politicians and two civil servants. My analysis and results show that new digital technology has played a very important role in the process; there has been an interest in investigating how the Internet can be used as a means of communication between citizens and politicians. New technology was coupled with a perception of traditional representative democracy performing poorly and being in need of a boost, which resulted in the realisation of the projects. (Less)
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author
Flemström, Magdalena LU
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STVM11 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Multiple Streams Framework, Democracy Politics, Agenda Setting, The Malmö Initiative, IT.
language
Swedish
id
1608256
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2010-06-29 15:39:41
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2010-06-29 15:39:41
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  abstract     = {In this master's thesis I analyse how partially changing ideas and procedures regarding democracy can be incorporated into local politics. I argue that you can see a development of a democracy policy field, democracy politics, in Sweden, where politicians introduce initiatives with the aim of involving citizens in decision-making processes. I have chosen to conduct a case study on the city of Malmö, where two initiatives of this kind, e-petitions and citizen panels, were
introduced in 2008. By applying John Kingdon's Multiple Streams Framework on my case, I set out to find out why the politicians of Malmö decided upon these two projects. For the purpose I have conducted semi-structured interviews with five politicians and two civil servants. My analysis and results show that new digital technology has played a very important role in the process; there has been an interest in investigating how the Internet can be used as a means of communication between citizens and politicians. New technology was coupled with a perception of traditional representative democracy performing poorly and being in need of a boost, which resulted in the realisation of the projects.},
  author       = {Flemström, Magdalena},
  keyword      = {Multiple Streams Framework,Democracy Politics,Agenda Setting,The Malmö Initiative,IT.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {När informationsteknologin fann den lokala demokratin - en kartläggning av uppkomsten av Malmöinitiativet och Malmöpanelen},
  year         = {2010},
}