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Lokala Partier I Maktposition - En fallstudie om två svenska kommuner

Weberg, Markus LU and Zillén, Olof LU (2012) STVA21 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
Local parties are a powerful political factor in many Swedish municipalities but haven't gained as much attention as new parties on the national level. In this essay we try to create an understanding of why inhabitants of these municipalities give electoral support to these local parties. Rather than focusing on new political cleavages or institutional changes, the theory by Lawson & Merkl we are using, tries to locate the success of new political parties in the mistakes and failed linkage of the established parties.

The theory has mostly been applied on parties on a national level but we believe it may be able to explain success of local parties. Our results from our case study on two local parties in two Swedish municipalities... (More)
Local parties are a powerful political factor in many Swedish municipalities but haven't gained as much attention as new parties on the national level. In this essay we try to create an understanding of why inhabitants of these municipalities give electoral support to these local parties. Rather than focusing on new political cleavages or institutional changes, the theory by Lawson & Merkl we are using, tries to locate the success of new political parties in the mistakes and failed linkage of the established parties.

The theory has mostly been applied on parties on a national level but we believe it may be able to explain success of local parties. Our results from our case study on two local parties in two Swedish municipalities indicate that it may explain support for local parties in two extremely different municipalities but that it needs to be tested with different methods (some kind of interview design) to be completely sure. (Less)
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author
Weberg, Markus LU and Zillén, Olof LU
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organization
course
STVA21 20121
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type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Local parties, Local politics, Organizational Theory, Perstorps Framtid, Knivsta.nu
language
Swedish
id
2542251
date added to LUP
2012-06-27 17:04:46
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  abstract     = {Local parties are a powerful political factor in many Swedish municipalities but haven't gained as much attention as new parties on the national level. In this essay we try to create an understanding of why inhabitants of these municipalities give electoral support to these local parties. Rather than focusing on new political cleavages or institutional changes, the theory by Lawson & Merkl we are using, tries to locate the success of new political parties in the mistakes and failed linkage of the established parties. 

The theory has mostly been applied on parties on a national level but we believe it may be able to explain success of local parties. Our results from our case study on two local parties in two Swedish municipalities indicate that it may explain support for local parties in two extremely different municipalities but that it needs to be tested with different methods (some kind of interview design) to be completely sure.},
  author       = {Weberg, Markus and Zillén, Olof},
  keyword      = {Local parties,Local politics,Organizational Theory,Perstorps Framtid,Knivsta.nu},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Lokala Partier I Maktposition - En fallstudie om två svenska kommuner},
  year         = {2012},
}