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Brandhagen, Olof LU (2011) STVM11 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In this essay the subjects of city development and governance are studied in a context of democracy. The empirical cases for this study are two city development projects in the city of Helsingborg, Sweden. The two projects are studied with a focus on governance and democracy. The analysis shows that increased competition between cities have led to a situation where many cities use governance relations in order to plan for and finance spectacular projects which the cities hope will help to market the city. This is also the case in Helsingborg. Despite public opinion against the project the municipality has decided to build a hotel and conference center financed by a private company. Democratic principles such as deliberation and civil... (More)
In this essay the subjects of city development and governance are studied in a context of democracy. The empirical cases for this study are two city development projects in the city of Helsingborg, Sweden. The two projects are studied with a focus on governance and democracy. The analysis shows that increased competition between cities have led to a situation where many cities use governance relations in order to plan for and finance spectacular projects which the cities hope will help to market the city. This is also the case in Helsingborg. Despite public opinion against the project the municipality has decided to build a hotel and conference center financed by a private company. Democratic principles such as deliberation and civil participation have thus been degraded in favor of an effective decision process. Similar patterns can be found in both projects that are studied here. This development can be traced to increased competition and emphasis on marketing of the city. (Less)
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Brandhagen, Olof LU
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STVM11 20111
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
city developemnt, democracy, Governance
language
Swedish
id
1967978
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2011-06-20 15:12:05
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  abstract     = {In this essay the subjects of city development and governance are studied in a context of democracy. The empirical cases for this study are two city development projects in the city of Helsingborg, Sweden. The two projects are studied with a focus on governance and democracy. The analysis shows that increased competition between cities have led to a situation where many cities use governance relations in order to plan for and finance spectacular projects which the cities hope will help to market the city. This is also the case in Helsingborg. Despite public opinion against the project the municipality has decided to build a hotel and conference center financed by a private company. Democratic principles such as deliberation and civil participation have thus been degraded in favor of an effective decision process. Similar patterns can be found in both projects that are studied here. This development can be traced to increased competition and emphasis on marketing of the city.},
  author       = {Brandhagen, Olof},
  keyword      = {city developemnt,democracy,Governance},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Staden som företag},
  year         = {2011},
}