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Weber is coming: Nyweberianska tendenser i kontemporär svensk förvaltningspolitisk diskurs

Bater, Martin LU (2017) STVK02 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Following study seeks to categorize reform suggestions made by the Swedish Agency for Public Management in accordance to how they relate to two different models of public administration – one influenced by New Public Management and the other by neoweberian thought and perspectives. The study takes the form of a qualitative text analysis, where six reports authored by the agency in question are analysed by way of a constructed model of ideal administrative types. The results of the analysis are discussed in relation to what possible implications they may carry for the ability of the citizens to hold the public administration accountable.

The study indicates that many strands of administrative thought exist side by side in contemporary... (More)
Following study seeks to categorize reform suggestions made by the Swedish Agency for Public Management in accordance to how they relate to two different models of public administration – one influenced by New Public Management and the other by neoweberian thought and perspectives. The study takes the form of a qualitative text analysis, where six reports authored by the agency in question are analysed by way of a constructed model of ideal administrative types. The results of the analysis are discussed in relation to what possible implications they may carry for the ability of the citizens to hold the public administration accountable.

The study indicates that many strands of administrative thought exist side by side in contemporary Swedish discourse, which makes identifying an exclusive trajectory challenging. That said, it does not seem improbable that a shift away from ‘pure’ New Public Management towards trust-based and process- emphasizing steering systems is underway. This could entail changes in how accountability is construed and exercised, though further empirical studies of a wider material are needed if something definite is to be said. (Less)
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Bater, Martin LU
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STVK02 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Neo-Weberian State, New Public Management, accountability, public administration
language
Swedish
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8907318
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2017-07-11 15:25:57
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  abstract     = {Following study seeks to categorize reform suggestions made by the Swedish Agency for Public Management in accordance to how they relate to two different models of public administration – one influenced by New Public Management and the other by neoweberian thought and perspectives. The study takes the form of a qualitative text analysis, where six reports authored by the agency in question are analysed by way of a constructed model of ideal administrative types. The results of the analysis are discussed in relation to what possible implications they may carry for the ability of the citizens to hold the public administration accountable.

The study indicates that many strands of administrative thought exist side by side in contemporary Swedish discourse, which makes identifying an exclusive trajectory challenging. That said, it does not seem improbable that a shift away from ‘pure’ New Public Management towards trust-based and process- emphasizing steering systems is underway. This could entail changes in how accountability is construed and exercised, though further empirical studies of a wider material are needed if something definite is to be said.},
  author       = {Bater, Martin},
  keyword      = {Neo-Weberian State,New Public Management,accountability,public administration},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Weber is coming: Nyweberianska tendenser i kontemporär svensk förvaltningspolitisk diskurs},
  year         = {2017},
}