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Demokrati i nätverk: eller att shoppa demokrati
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract

 

D Level Essay in Political Science, Spring Semester 2010 by Sangrid von Zedtwitz-Liebenstein. Tutor: Malin Stegmann McCallion. “Democratic Accountability in Networks”

 

The aim of this study is to highlight the problem of the democratic deficit in the private-public partnerships in Sweden. This is a comparative case study with four ideal types. To enhance understanding of networking and public private partnerships, the paper has a descriptive approach where the aim is to put the working method of networks and partnerships into a wider context.

The network's and partnership's social structural dependencies and the different actors involved, are discussed with reference to Multi Level Governance theory. The discussion in this study is based on the government's bill for economic growth and vitality throughout the country, En politik för tillväxt och livskraft i hela landet (Regeringen, 2001).

The research question that the paper answers is: How does Västra Götaland County Council try to solve the problems with accountability in their private-public partnerships?

To answer the question, the two theoretical approaches Network Evaluation Theory and Policy Network Analysis are used[Okänd för1] . The empirical material, on which the analysis is based, consist of  The Västra Götaland County Council's guidelines [Okänd för2] for evaluating private public partnerships, Modell för lärande uppföljning och utvärdering (Västra Götalandsregionen, 2009).

The Government Bill and the Regulation of the regional growth policy in the country show that a MLG system is being developed in Sweden, and how Sweden through it becomes embedded in the larger MLG system of EU within[Okänd för3]  the policy area.

The conclusion drawn from the study of Västra Götaland's guidelines is that the private public partnerships in Västra Götaland region Council are controlled with objectives and results these are continuously monitored for discrepancies and adjustments. The public-private partnerships often also have participation from the Västra Götaland Region Council.

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2010.
Keywords [sv]
nätverk, pivatoffentligt partnerskap, demokrati, networks, governance, multilevel governance, policy network analysis, nätverksutvärdering, västra götalandsregionen, modell för lärande uppföljning och utärdering
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-5903OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-5903DiVA, id: diva2:325373
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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