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Autonomt agerande i offentlig förvaltning - En studie av asylärendens handläggning på Migrationsverket

Wendsjö, Ludvig LU (2018) STVM20 20181
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This study examines the role of individual front line workers in the public sector and how the implementation of laws and practices may differ between them. The research is constructed as a case study of the Migration Agency in Malmö in Sweden. Using both quantitative methods and qualitative interviews differences in outcomes for asylum applications are assessed in relation to which officials the cases are assigned. The results show that significant differences exist in officials’ approval ratings for their handled asylum applications, which cannot be fully explained by background factors for the applicants. As officials have substantive autonomy at their disposal when it comes to applying laws and practice in individual asylum cases, some... (More)
This study examines the role of individual front line workers in the public sector and how the implementation of laws and practices may differ between them. The research is constructed as a case study of the Migration Agency in Malmö in Sweden. Using both quantitative methods and qualitative interviews differences in outcomes for asylum applications are assessed in relation to which officials the cases are assigned. The results show that significant differences exist in officials’ approval ratings for their handled asylum applications, which cannot be fully explained by background factors for the applicants. As officials have substantive autonomy at their disposal when it comes to applying laws and practice in individual asylum cases, some variations in approval ratings are explained by differences in understanding of the legal framework and practice. However, a smaller number of officials are found to deviate greatly from the rest as they purposefully diverge from standard practices, by utilizing the discretion and autonomy at their disposal, creating case outcomes more in line with their own personal values. (Less)
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author
Wendsjö, Ludvig LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM20 20181
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Migrationsverket, handläggare, beslutsfattare, tjänstemän, autonomi, offentlig förvaltning, byråkrati, autonomt agerande, gräsrotsbyråkrater, implementering
language
Swedish
id
8940260
date added to LUP
2018-08-22 14:51:55
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2018-08-22 14:51:55
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  abstract     = {This study examines the role of individual front line workers in the public sector and how the implementation of laws and practices may differ between them. The research is constructed as a case study of the Migration Agency in Malmö in Sweden. Using both quantitative methods and qualitative interviews differences in outcomes for asylum applications are assessed in relation to which officials the cases are assigned. The results show that significant differences exist in officials’ approval ratings for their handled asylum applications, which cannot be fully explained by background factors for the applicants. As officials have substantive autonomy at their disposal when it comes to applying laws and practice in individual asylum cases, some variations in approval ratings are explained by differences in understanding of the legal framework and practice. However, a smaller number of officials are found to deviate greatly from the rest as they purposefully diverge from standard practices, by utilizing the discretion and autonomy at their disposal, creating case outcomes more in line with their own personal values.},
  author       = {Wendsjö, Ludvig},
  keyword      = {Migrationsverket,handläggare,beslutsfattare,tjänstemän,autonomi,offentlig förvaltning,byråkrati,autonomt agerande,gräsrotsbyråkrater,implementering},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Autonomt agerande i offentlig förvaltning - En studie av asylärendens handläggning på Migrationsverket},
  year         = {2018},
}