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Demokratins räckvidd: En studie av demokratiska värdens närvaro i kommunfullmäktiges nämnder

Isaksson Eriksoo, Line LU (2013) STVK02 20131
Department of Political Science
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
In this thesis the implementation of fundamental democratic values in municipal
multi-party elected councils, Hamn- och gatunämnden and Barn- och
utbildningsnämnden in Varberg, is discussed. A discussion about what
implications expert knowledge can have in the decision-making process is also
conducted.
The thesis consists of two parts. In the first part an empirical analysis of ideas
is conducted in order to reconstruct the fundamental democratic values of the
system of government (regeringsformen) and the local government legislation
(kommunallagen). The most prominent values were accountability and
government by the people.
In the second part of the thesis the result of a questionnaire survey, carried out
among the trustees of... (More)
In this thesis the implementation of fundamental democratic values in municipal
multi-party elected councils, Hamn- och gatunämnden and Barn- och
utbildningsnämnden in Varberg, is discussed. A discussion about what
implications expert knowledge can have in the decision-making process is also
conducted.
The thesis consists of two parts. In the first part an empirical analysis of ideas
is conducted in order to reconstruct the fundamental democratic values of the
system of government (regeringsformen) and the local government legislation
(kommunallagen). The most prominent values were accountability and
government by the people.
In the second part of the thesis the result of a questionnaire survey, carried out
among the trustees of the earlier mentioned municipal multi-party elected
councils, is presented. The results show that the conformity, of the values
reconstructed from the laws in relation to the real-life decision-making process in
the municipal multi-party elected councils, is relatively good.
Nevertheless, there are implications that some values reconstructed from the
laws would be more easily implemented if changes were to be made in the
political structure of the municipal multi-party elected councils.
The reach of the fundamental democratic values, throughout the political
structure, is a highly relevant subject for those who agree that democracy is the
form of government that should influence all aspects of political decision-making
in Sweden.
Throughout the thesis the discussion is closely tied to the scientific debate and
research on democratic models. (Less)
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author
Isaksson Eriksoo, Line LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
kommunfullmäktigenämnder, expertkunskaper, demokrati, demokratiska värden
language
Swedish
id
3798506
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 13:00:29
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2014-09-04 08:27:38
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  abstract     = {In this thesis the implementation of fundamental democratic values in municipal
multi-party elected councils, Hamn- och gatunämnden and Barn- och
utbildningsnämnden in Varberg, is discussed. A discussion about what
implications expert knowledge can have in the decision-making process is also
conducted.
The thesis consists of two parts. In the first part an empirical analysis of ideas
is conducted in order to reconstruct the fundamental democratic values of the
system of government (regeringsformen) and the local government legislation
(kommunallagen). The most prominent values were accountability and
government by the people.
In the second part of the thesis the result of a questionnaire survey, carried out
among the trustees of the earlier mentioned municipal multi-party elected
councils, is presented. The results show that the conformity, of the values
reconstructed from the laws in relation to the real-life decision-making process in
the municipal multi-party elected councils, is relatively good.
Nevertheless, there are implications that some values reconstructed from the
laws would be more easily implemented if changes were to be made in the
political structure of the municipal multi-party elected councils.
The reach of the fundamental democratic values, throughout the political
structure, is a highly relevant subject for those who agree that democracy is the
form of government that should influence all aspects of political decision-making
in Sweden.
Throughout the thesis the discussion is closely tied to the scientific debate and
research on democratic models.},
  author       = {Isaksson Eriksoo, Line},
  keyword      = {kommunfullmäktigenämnder,expertkunskaper,demokrati,demokratiska värden},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Demokratins räckvidd: En studie av demokratiska värdens närvaro i kommunfullmäktiges nämnder},
  year         = {2013},
}