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Valfrihet eller solidariskt ansvar?: En kvalitativ fallstudie av Socialdemokraternas ståndpunkt i ebo-frågan mellan 1994-2009
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The objective of this undergraduate thesis is to study the Swedish Social Democatic Party’s standpoint of the law allowing asylum seekers to choose where to live (ebo) between 1994-2009. The study’s empirical material is being based on official documents from the Swedish Parliament, which is being analyzed by a method called ”process-tracing”.


A research question has been formulated to supplement the objective:

  • What arguments has the Swedish Social Democratic Party expressed pro and con the law of ”ebo”?


The study’s theoretical framwork is based on two theories which explain incentives behind parties’ decision-making, strategic or ideological, on three arenas. As the law was ratified the party took a positive standpoint, but later shifted to become stricly against it. The main result was that through the theoretical perspecitve one can argue that the party members used a more ideological argumentation, but later on, based their evaluation of ebo on a strategic matter. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 36 p.
Keyword [sv]
Socialdemokraterna, ebo, asylsökande, flyktingplaceringspolitik, beslutsfattande, ståndpunkt, politiska arenor
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31492OAI: diva2:688368
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Administration Programme with foreign language, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-01-20 Created: 2014-01-16 Last updated: 2014-01-20Bibliographically approved

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