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Vad göder en närodlad politik? En studie i hur Centerpartiets lokala partiorganisationer har fått sina röstetal att växa

Jönsson, Sophia LU (2014) STVM25 20141
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Evidence proves that there are several local party sections in Sweden that performs better results in the local election than they do in the national election. This research seeks to examine what these party organizations do in order to be successful in the local election, by studying party sections from the Swedish Centre Party [Centerpartiet] in the 2010 Swedish elections. Five hypotheses, all chosen due to its potential to explain successful local party organizations, have been stated. The local party organization needs to have a well-known leader, not to many other local parties competing about the share of votes, being in a liberal majority, being able to identify important political issues and to have vast media coverage. Interviews... (More)
Evidence proves that there are several local party sections in Sweden that performs better results in the local election than they do in the national election. This research seeks to examine what these party organizations do in order to be successful in the local election, by studying party sections from the Swedish Centre Party [Centerpartiet] in the 2010 Swedish elections. Five hypotheses, all chosen due to its potential to explain successful local party organizations, have been stated. The local party organization needs to have a well-known leader, not to many other local parties competing about the share of votes, being in a liberal majority, being able to identify important political issues and to have vast media coverage. Interviews have been held with representatives from 14 local party sections. The findings supports mainly that a well-known leader, a smaller number of parties as well as a vast media coverage are important factors for being a successful local party organization. Another important finding is that having policies supporting the smaller areas within the cities proved to be a successful strategy for the local Centre Party organizations. (Less)
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Jönsson, Sophia LU
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STVM25 20141
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Centerpartiet, Kommunalval, Röstdelning, Valrörelse, Lokalpolitik
language
Swedish
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4446735
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2014-07-07 14:46:13
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  abstract     = {Evidence proves that there are several local party sections in Sweden that performs better results in the local election than they do in the national election. This research seeks to examine what these party organizations do in order to be successful in the local election, by studying party sections from the Swedish Centre Party [Centerpartiet] in the 2010 Swedish elections. Five hypotheses, all chosen due to its potential to explain successful local party organizations, have been stated. The local party organization needs to have a well-known leader, not to many other local parties competing about the share of votes, being in a liberal majority, being able to identify important political issues and to have vast media coverage. Interviews have been held with representatives from 14 local party sections. The findings supports mainly that a well-known leader, a smaller number of parties as well as a vast media coverage are important factors for being a successful local party organization. Another important finding is that having policies supporting the smaller areas within the cities proved to be a successful strategy for the local Centre Party organizations.},
  author       = {Jönsson, Sophia},
  keyword      = {Centerpartiet,Kommunalval,Röstdelning,Valrörelse,Lokalpolitik},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vad göder en närodlad politik? En studie i hur Centerpartiets lokala partiorganisationer har fått sina röstetal att växa},
  year         = {2014},
}