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Kommunernas grundlag

Olsson, Nils LU (2013) STVK01 20131
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
Changes in a national constitution are in their very nature a fundamental shift in a country’s polity. The focus of this essay is how the local and regional consultation bodies reacted to proposed changes in the Swedish constitution leading up to the actual reform in 2010. This essay is specifically aiming towards finding out how constitutional changes are perceived on a local and regional level of society. The theoretical framework presented is based upon, on the one hand, popular sovereignty and on the other constitutionalism. These two concepts are used to categorize and analyze the comments on the constitutional reform. The local actors have a strong tendency towards only commenting on issues concerning local and regional popular... (More)
Changes in a national constitution are in their very nature a fundamental shift in a country’s polity. The focus of this essay is how the local and regional consultation bodies reacted to proposed changes in the Swedish constitution leading up to the actual reform in 2010. This essay is specifically aiming towards finding out how constitutional changes are perceived on a local and regional level of society. The theoretical framework presented is based upon, on the one hand, popular sovereignty and on the other constitutionalism. These two concepts are used to categorize and analyze the comments on the constitutional reform. The local actors have a strong tendency towards only commenting on issues concerning local and regional popular sovereignty. These are topics that, without a doubt, intersect with national interests, but no consideration is taken to this by the municipalities or regions. This leads to the conclusion that it is misleading to describe the local view on national democracy as neither popular sovereignty nor constitutionalism; but rather as local popular sovereignty. (Less)
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author
Olsson, Nils LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Om hur regeringsformen och den nationella demokratin uppfattas på kommunal och regional nivå
course
STVK01 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Sweden, municipalities, constitution, constitutionalism, popular sovereignty
language
Swedish
id
3798566
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 13:01:07
date last changed
2013-07-01 13:01:07
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  abstract     = {Changes in a national constitution are in their very nature a fundamental shift in a country’s polity. The focus of this essay is how the local and regional consultation bodies reacted to proposed changes in the Swedish constitution leading up to the actual reform in 2010. This essay is specifically aiming towards finding out how constitutional changes are perceived on a local and regional level of society. The theoretical framework presented is based upon, on the one hand, popular sovereignty and on the other constitutionalism. These two concepts are used to categorize and analyze the comments on the constitutional reform. The local actors have a strong tendency towards only commenting on issues concerning local and regional popular sovereignty. These are topics that, without a doubt, intersect with national interests, but no consideration is taken to this by the municipalities or regions. This leads to the conclusion that it is misleading to describe the local view on national democracy as neither popular sovereignty nor constitutionalism; but rather as local popular sovereignty.},
  author       = {Olsson, Nils},
  keyword      = {Sweden,municipalities,constitution,constitutionalism,popular sovereignty},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kommunernas grundlag},
  year         = {2013},
}