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"Då måste jag lita på tjänstemännen" - En studie av förhållandet mellan tjänstemän och politiker i Eslövs kommun

Dahlstedt Eriksson, Sverre LU (2012) STVK01 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
This thesis addresses the relationship between politicians and officials in the Swedish municipality of Eslöv. The study investigates the conditions for officials to exert informal influence over politicians. The aim is not to conclude whether this influence is good or not, rather, it sees the influence as a part of the system that is possible to misuse. It is based on interviews with politicians in the municipality of Eslöv made during spring 2012. The analysis is based on Steven Lukes theory on power. The definition of informal influence in this thesis is based on his theory. It comes to the conclusion that there are favourable conditions for informal influence in the municipality of Eslöv. The study identifies some factors that may be... (More)
This thesis addresses the relationship between politicians and officials in the Swedish municipality of Eslöv. The study investigates the conditions for officials to exert informal influence over politicians. The aim is not to conclude whether this influence is good or not, rather, it sees the influence as a part of the system that is possible to misuse. It is based on interviews with politicians in the municipality of Eslöv made during spring 2012. The analysis is based on Steven Lukes theory on power. The definition of informal influence in this thesis is based on his theory. It comes to the conclusion that there are favourable conditions for informal influence in the municipality of Eslöv. The study identifies some factors that may be important to explain why such conditions appear. Those factors are: The way Swedish municipality systems are built, the role of free-time politicians, the authority of officials and the political conditions. (Less)
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Dahlstedt Eriksson, Sverre LU
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organization
course
STVK01 20121
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Power, Informal influence, Politicians, Officials, Eslöv municipality
language
Swedish
id
2543061
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2012-06-27 10:45:11
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  abstract     = {This thesis addresses the relationship between politicians and officials in the Swedish municipality of Eslöv. The study investigates the conditions for officials to exert informal influence over politicians. The aim is not to conclude whether this influence is good or not, rather, it sees the influence as a part of the system that is possible to misuse. It is based on interviews with politicians in the municipality of Eslöv made during spring 2012. The analysis is based on Steven Lukes theory on power. The definition of informal influence in this thesis is based on his theory. It comes to the conclusion that there are favourable conditions for informal influence in the municipality of Eslöv. The study identifies some factors that may be important to explain why such conditions appear. Those factors are: The way Swedish municipality systems are built, the role of free-time politicians, the authority of officials and the political conditions.},
  author       = {Dahlstedt Eriksson, Sverre},
  keyword      = {Power,Informal influence,Politicians,Officials,Eslöv municipality},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Då måste jag lita på tjänstemännen" - En studie av förhållandet mellan tjänstemän och politiker i Eslövs kommun},
  year         = {2012},
}