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Lobbyism och vinster i välfärden

Eriksson, Lars LU and Sernbo, Carl LU (2013) STVA22 20131
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
During the last 30 years the form for political participation in Sweden has changed from a corporatistic system to a pluralistic system of lobbying. This change has led to a number of democratic consequences, such as the unbalanced potential for using lobbyism between the labourmarket parties, the well-reasourced and less well-resourced as well as untransparent way of how lobbying is done. During the 2013 convention of the Socialdemocratic Party the issue whether companies in the welfare sector were to be allowed to make profit was much debated. The lobbying in connection to the convention was reported to be very significant.
We wanted to find out if lobbying had a significant effect on the convention decision on this particular issue and... (More)
During the last 30 years the form for political participation in Sweden has changed from a corporatistic system to a pluralistic system of lobbying. This change has led to a number of democratic consequences, such as the unbalanced potential for using lobbyism between the labourmarket parties, the well-reasourced and less well-resourced as well as untransparent way of how lobbying is done. During the 2013 convention of the Socialdemocratic Party the issue whether companies in the welfare sector were to be allowed to make profit was much debated. The lobbying in connection to the convention was reported to be very significant.
We wanted to find out if lobbying had a significant effect on the convention decision on this particular issue and also if some of the theories of the democratic consequences of lobbyism could be applied to this particular occation. Therefor we interviewed eight different people with a relation to the convention of their views of these matters. We then analized their answers in connection to the convention decision and the democratic theories on lobbyism. Our resault was that there were not enough evidence to prove lobbying had had a significant effect on the convention decision, although in a longer perspectiv it probably have had a significant effect. We also found that the case of the convention can be used as an example for where the potential for using lobbyism no longer is unbalanced and that the issue of intransparancy in the way lobbyists work remains to be solved. (Less)
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author
Eriksson, Lars LU and Sernbo, Carl LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVA22 20131
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Korporativism, Key words: Lobbyism, Pluralism, Socialdemokrati, Välfärd
language
Swedish
id
3789248
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 12:54:56
date last changed
2013-07-01 12:54:56
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  abstract     = {During the last 30 years the form for political participation in Sweden has changed from a corporatistic system to a pluralistic system of lobbying. This change has led to a number of democratic consequences, such as the unbalanced potential for using lobbyism between the labourmarket parties, the well-reasourced and less well-resourced as well as untransparent way of how lobbying is done. During the 2013 convention of the Socialdemocratic Party the issue whether companies in the welfare sector were to be allowed to make profit was much debated. The lobbying in connection to the convention was reported to be very significant.
We wanted to find out if lobbying had a significant effect on the convention decision on this particular issue and also if some of the theories of the democratic consequences of lobbyism could be applied to this particular occation. Therefor we interviewed eight different people with a relation to the convention of their views of these matters. We then analized their answers in connection to the convention decision and the democratic theories on lobbyism. Our resault was that there were not enough evidence to prove lobbying had had a significant effect on the convention decision, although in a longer perspectiv it probably have had a significant effect. We also found that the case of the convention can be used as an example for where the potential for using lobbyism no longer is unbalanced and that the issue of intransparancy in the way lobbyists work remains to be solved.},
  author       = {Eriksson, Lars and Sernbo, Carl},
  keyword      = {Korporativism,Key words: Lobbyism,Pluralism,Socialdemokrati,Välfärd},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Lobbyism och vinster i välfärden},
  year         = {2013},
}