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Från ideal till verklighet: En analys av den amerikanska konstitutionen och den svenska regeringsformen med avseende på maktdelningens och parlamentarismens idealtyper

Jonsson, Carolina LU (2013) STVK02 20131
Department of Political Science
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
In a time when governments are created and changed, constitutions are considered to have an increasingly important role. The possibility is high that when creating or redesigning new regulations, already existing stable governments inspire countries in crisis. The American government is based upon the separation of power doctrine whereas the Swedish government represents a parliamentary system. Since these two countries in many aspects are considered to be stable democracies, they may also function as inspirations for these types of governments.
The aim of this bachelor thesis is to examine the similarity between the American constitution with the ideal type of the separation of power and the Swedish constitution with the ideal type of... (More)
In a time when governments are created and changed, constitutions are considered to have an increasingly important role. The possibility is high that when creating or redesigning new regulations, already existing stable governments inspire countries in crisis. The American government is based upon the separation of power doctrine whereas the Swedish government represents a parliamentary system. Since these two countries in many aspects are considered to be stable democracies, they may also function as inspirations for these types of governments.
The aim of this bachelor thesis is to examine the similarity between the American constitution with the ideal type of the separation of power and the Swedish constitution with the ideal type of parliamentarism. The ideal types are created through six dimensions, which are designed to create comparative reference points where the parliamentary system and separation of powers represent endpoints on a continuous scale, the unit being concentration of power. Through the use of authoritative sources for interpretations these dimensions are then analyzed in the two constitutions.
The results show that both countries indeed can be seen as ideals of the two forms of governance. The Swedish constitution, however, show a greater similarity to the created ideal type of parliamentarism, than the American constitution’s similarity with the created ideal type of separation of power. (Less)
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author
Jonsson, Carolina LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
den amerikanska konstitutionen, regeringsformen, parlamentarism, maktdelning, idealtyper
language
Swedish
id
3629197
date added to LUP
2013-05-16 13:57:44
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:35
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  abstract     = {In a time when governments are created and changed, constitutions are considered to have an increasingly important role. The possibility is high that when creating or redesigning new regulations, already existing stable governments inspire countries in crisis. The American government is based upon the separation of power doctrine whereas the Swedish government represents a parliamentary system. Since these two countries in many aspects are considered to be stable democracies, they may also function as inspirations for these types of governments.
The aim of this bachelor thesis is to examine the similarity between the American constitution with the ideal type of the separation of power and the Swedish constitution with the ideal type of parliamentarism. The ideal types are created through six dimensions, which are designed to create comparative reference points where the parliamentary system and separation of powers represent endpoints on a continuous scale, the unit being concentration of power. Through the use of authoritative sources for interpretations these dimensions are then analyzed in the two constitutions.
The results show that both countries indeed can be seen as ideals of the two forms of governance. The Swedish constitution, however, show a greater similarity to the created ideal type of parliamentarism, than the American constitution’s similarity with the created ideal type of separation of power.},
  author       = {Jonsson, Carolina},
  keyword      = {den amerikanska konstitutionen,regeringsformen,parlamentarism,maktdelning,idealtyper},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Från ideal till verklighet: En analys av den amerikanska konstitutionen och den svenska regeringsformen med avseende på maktdelningens och parlamentarismens idealtyper},
  year         = {2013},
}