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Förvaltningen, Regeringen och informationsansvaret för EU

Eriksson, Moa LU (2017) STVK02 20162
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Since entering the European Union in 1995, Sweden’s union membership has affected different aspects of national politics. One such aspect is the changed role of the national administration. The aim of this thesis is to study how national agencies handle their responsibility of making information regarding their participation in the EU accessible to the public, and what effect it has on democratic principles. A democratic society demands transparency and political participation for its citizens. By examining national agency websites and their publications regarding EU-committees, the results show that national agencies lack in making information accessible to citizens. According to several scholars, the EU membership has led to an unclear... (More)
Since entering the European Union in 1995, Sweden’s union membership has affected different aspects of national politics. One such aspect is the changed role of the national administration. The aim of this thesis is to study how national agencies handle their responsibility of making information regarding their participation in the EU accessible to the public, and what effect it has on democratic principles. A democratic society demands transparency and political participation for its citizens. By examining national agency websites and their publications regarding EU-committees, the results show that national agencies lack in making information accessible to citizens. According to several scholars, the EU membership has led to an unclear role- and responsibility distribution between the national administration agencies and the Swedish government. This could give reason to why the agencies lack accessible information. Also, the legislation has been shown to not fully cover agencies responsibility of making information accessible to the public. Furthermore, the lack of accessible information affect citizens’ ability to demand accountability from the government. (Less)
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author
Eriksson, Moa LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Förvaltning, Regeringskansliet, Informationsansvar, EU, Roll- och ansvarsfördelning
language
Swedish
id
8897553
date added to LUP
2017-02-08 15:18:20
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2017-02-08 15:18:20
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  abstract     = {Since entering the European Union in 1995, Sweden’s union membership has affected different aspects of national politics. One such aspect is the changed role of the national administration. The aim of this thesis is to study how national agencies handle their responsibility of making information regarding their participation in the EU accessible to the public, and what effect it has on democratic principles. A democratic society demands transparency and political participation for its citizens. By examining national agency websites and their publications regarding EU-committees, the results show that national agencies lack in making information accessible to citizens. According to several scholars, the EU membership has led to an unclear role- and responsibility distribution between the national administration agencies and the Swedish government. This could give reason to why the agencies lack accessible information. Also, the legislation has been shown to not fully cover agencies responsibility of making information accessible to the public. Furthermore, the lack of accessible information affect citizens’ ability to demand accountability from the government.},
  author       = {Eriksson, Moa},
  keyword      = {Förvaltning,Regeringskansliet,Informationsansvar,EU,Roll- och ansvarsfördelning},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Förvaltningen, Regeringen och informationsansvaret för EU},
  year         = {2017},
}