Utmaningsrätten: kejsarens nya kläder?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The right to Challenge : the emperor´s new clothes? (English)
The purpose of this essay is to investigate the policy proposal The right to Challenge (utmaningsrätt) and the political motivation that has been used to implement it, as well as the result of it. The focus is on a case study of the implementing in Örebro municipality. Moreover, a comparative study is done to investegate the differences and similarities between Örebro and other municipalities that have chosen to implement The right to Challenge.
The main question in this essay is How did Örebro’s municipality implement it and what was the result? There is also four minor questions: How was The right to Challenge motivated and what hopes did the politicans have for it? What has The right to Challenge so far contributed with in Örebro municipality? What do the entreprenures think about their oppertunity to challenge the municipality? What similarities and differences exists between Örebro and other municipalities that have chosen to implement The right to Challenge?
The results that are presented in this essay generate conclusions that the implementing of The right to Challenge was motivated with arguments that it will result in increased diversity, improved efficiency, and reduced costs. This has however not been the case since very few challenges have been submitted, most likely due to a lack of promotion. The similarities are many when the results in Örebro and the other municipalities are compared, the only outlayer is Uppsala. The divergence seems to be caused by the fact that Uppsala, in difference from the other municipalities, chose to hire a process manager specifically to help implement.
The implementing of The right to Challenge is followed by many problems, both in how it is constructed and how it is executed. Tendences also show that The right to Challenge contains a symbolic value that is based on ideology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 63 p.
new public management
utmaningsrätten, marknadisering, implementing, symbolpolitik, implementeringsproblem
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-27177ISRN: ORU-HUS/STK-GK-2013/0004--SEArchive number: ORU-HUS/STK-GK-2013/0004--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-27177DiVA: diva2:601950
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Olsson, Jan, Professor
Åström, Joachim, Lektor