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Folkets röst skapar olika ekon: Det kommunala folkinitiativet

Pilotti, Anton LU (2014) STVK02 20141
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In this paper two cases of local public initiatives have been compared. The cases, taking place in municipalities outside Stockholm with political and socio-economical similarities, turned out in two very different ways. The purpose of this paper has been to find out why that was. Institutional theories combined with theories of political adaptation were used. As a source of data, a total of nine individuals essential to the progress of these initiatives were interviewed. Media and local government documentation were also used.
Differences within the decision-making process that were of importance were found to be the role of a united political opposition, creating political pressure on the majority to adapt and change the political... (More)
In this paper two cases of local public initiatives have been compared. The cases, taking place in municipalities outside Stockholm with political and socio-economical similarities, turned out in two very different ways. The purpose of this paper has been to find out why that was. Institutional theories combined with theories of political adaptation were used. As a source of data, a total of nine individuals essential to the progress of these initiatives were interviewed. Media and local government documentation were also used.
Differences within the decision-making process that were of importance were found to be the role of a united political opposition, creating political pressure on the majority to adapt and change the political process. The municipality where the public initiative was successful proved to have an opposition that cooperated on a higher degree, whereas the opposition in the municipality where the initiative failed was embossed by oppositional fragmentation due to political negotiation. The main result of the analysis is that local politicians seem to be unwilling to include a public initiative in the local decision-making process. Endorsement to do so seems to be necessary. (Less)
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author
Pilotti, Anton LU
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organization
course
STVK02 20141
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Local government, public initiative, political adaption, political strategy, democracy.
language
Swedish
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4448319
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2014-07-07 14:50:41
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2014-07-07 14:50:41
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  abstract     = {In this paper two cases of local public initiatives have been compared. The cases, taking place in municipalities outside Stockholm with political and socio-economical similarities, turned out in two very different ways. The purpose of this paper has been to find out why that was. Institutional theories combined with theories of political adaptation were used. As a source of data, a total of nine individuals essential to the progress of these initiatives were interviewed. Media and local government documentation were also used. 
Differences within the decision-making process that were of importance were found to be the role of a united political opposition, creating political pressure on the majority to adapt and change the political process. The municipality where the public initiative was successful proved to have an opposition that cooperated on a higher degree, whereas the opposition in the municipality where the initiative failed was embossed by oppositional fragmentation due to political negotiation. The main result of the analysis is that local politicians seem to be unwilling to include a public initiative in the local decision-making process. Endorsement to do so seems to be necessary.},
  author       = {Pilotti, Anton},
  keyword      = {Local government,public initiative,political adaption,political strategy,democracy.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Folkets röst skapar olika ekon: Det kommunala folkinitiativet},
  year         = {2014},
}