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”Angående det politiska mångsyssleriet” - Om effekterna av politisk uppdragskoncentration i svenska kommuner

Wennberg, Matilda LU (2017) STVK02 20162
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper study political mandate concentration in Swedish municipalities. Due to the current developments in Sweden, with a reduced membership in political parties as well as a system characterized by a reduced number of commissions of trust, the effects of political mandate concentration is believed to become increasingly apparent. The purpose of this paper is to study the phenomenon of political mandate concentration, that is, how many commissions of trust every politician on average hold, on the basis of a democratic legitimacy perspective.

Information from local politicians form the material for the essay’s analysis. Through interviews with six politicians from two Swedish municipalities, the views of the mandate concentration's... (More)
This paper study political mandate concentration in Swedish municipalities. Due to the current developments in Sweden, with a reduced membership in political parties as well as a system characterized by a reduced number of commissions of trust, the effects of political mandate concentration is believed to become increasingly apparent. The purpose of this paper is to study the phenomenon of political mandate concentration, that is, how many commissions of trust every politician on average hold, on the basis of a democratic legitimacy perspective.

Information from local politicians form the material for the essay’s analysis. Through interviews with six politicians from two Swedish municipalities, the views of the mandate concentration's effects have been studied. From this interview material, it shows that the interviewees' perceptions of the risks and opportunities generated by political mandate concentration in most respects are similar. Meanwhile, the interviews reveal that from a throughput perspective of legitimacy, which is the theoretical basis of the thesis analysis, there are problematic aspects in relation to the mandate concentration. At the same, it also highlight opportunities, such as efficiencies, as effects of the political mandate concentration.

This paper is a starting point for qualitative studies on political mandate concentration as well as an entrance to a discussion on how we can take advantage of the opportunities while reducing the risks that arise as a result of how the political system is designed. (Less)
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Wennberg, Matilda LU
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STVK02 20162
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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ansvarsutkrävande, kommunpolitik, genomströmningslegitmitet, uppdragskoncentration, transparens, deltagande, deliberation
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Swedish
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8897106
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2017-02-08 15:24:09
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  abstract     = {This paper study political mandate concentration in Swedish municipalities. Due to the current developments in Sweden, with a reduced membership in political parties as well as a system characterized by a reduced number of commissions of trust, the effects of political mandate concentration is believed to become increasingly apparent. The purpose of this paper is to study the phenomenon of political mandate concentration, that is, how many commissions of trust every politician on average hold, on the basis of a democratic legitimacy perspective.

Information from local politicians form the material for the essay’s analysis. Through interviews with six politicians from two Swedish municipalities, the views of the mandate concentration's effects have been studied. From this interview material, it shows that the interviewees' perceptions of the risks and opportunities generated by political mandate concentration in most respects are similar. Meanwhile, the interviews reveal that from a throughput perspective of legitimacy, which is the theoretical basis of the thesis analysis, there are problematic aspects in relation to the mandate concentration. At the same, it also highlight opportunities, such as efficiencies, as effects of the political mandate concentration.

This paper is a starting point for qualitative studies on political mandate concentration as well as an entrance to a discussion on how we can take advantage of the opportunities while reducing the risks that arise as a result of how the political system is designed.},
  author       = {Wennberg, Matilda},
  keyword      = {ansvarsutkrävande,kommunpolitik,genomströmningslegitmitet,uppdragskoncentration,transparens,deltagande,deliberation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Angående det politiska mångsyssleriet” - Om effekterna av politisk uppdragskoncentration i svenska kommuner},
  year         = {2017},
}