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En kvalitativ studie om svenska städers förväntningar och agerande i nätverket Eurotowns
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Some researchers claim that we are witnessing the advancement of becoming a network society, and in spite of the different problems associated with the network form of organization, many cities still choose to engage in different types of networks. On account of that the aim of the study is to examine which expectations Swedish member cities of the network Eurotowns might have, and if their actions in the initial period of engagement in Eurotowns mainly could be explained by “Logic of Consequentiality” or “Logic of Appropriateness”.

A qualitative research method was used and a major part of the empirical material consists of the information given by the interviewees.

Regarding the expectations Swedish member cities have on Eurotowns, the result showed that five main areas could be identified mutual resource exchange, activities, breadth, security and meeting place. The results also showed that the actions of Swedish member cities may vary between “Logic of Consequentiality”, “Logic of Appropriateness” or a combination of the both logics.

Furthermore the study also provides empirical evidence supporting the previously theoretical criticism expressed regarding the central assumption that the strategic actions of an actor can be regarded as a direct consequence of the mutual resource dependency.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 37 p.
Keyword [sv]
Nätverk, governance, Eurotowns, konsekvenslogik, lämplighetslogik
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23409OAI: diva2:586335
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Social Sciences Programme, specialization Global Studies, 180 credits
2013-01-10, K3115, Växjö Universitetsplatsen 1, 352 52 VÄXJÖ, 13:06 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-01-21 Created: 2013-01-11 Last updated: 2013-01-21Bibliographically approved

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