Går det att styra med mål?: En jämförande fallstudie mellan Göteborg och Stockholm
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Most Swedish municipalities and county councils use some form of management by objectives and results, a management model with the purpose of clarifying and organising the roles of politics and administration, particularly against the background of balanced budget requirements. After the advent of efficiency-inspired New Public Management, management by objectives and results also turned into a political reality in Sweden at the end of the 1980s and continued to expand, supported by management principles borrowed from the private sector. This has had a profound impact on the role and dynamics of political control. Against the theoretical background of management by objectives and an operationalization of how local objectives are formulated, I chose to investigate Sweden’s two largest municipalities, Stockholm and Göteborg, their regulatory documents and annual committee reports for 2012, with particular focus on a non-statutory sector (culture), in order to see whether political control actually can be determined from the local chain of command as applied via these documents over the last decades. The result is that it was not possible to say with certainty on the basis of the regulatory documents that I examined whether political control has been exerted in the sector studied.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 45 p.
Social Behaviour Law
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, målstyrning, styrdokument, styrkedja, inriktningsmål, förvaltningsforskning, effektivitet, legitimitet
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-51989Local ID: 927159a0-0bb3-47f1-95d1-85992d2d0927OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-51989DiVA: diva2:1025355
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Political Science, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20130828 (global_studentproject_submitter)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved