Att angöra en lobby: En kvalitativ studie av riksdagsledamöters erfarenheter och attityder gentemot lobbying ur ett kommunikationsperspektiv
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Title: Lobbying in the Swedish parliament - a qualitative study about experiences and attitudes of lobbying among the members of the Swedish parliament, from a communication perspective.
Author: Bodil Hassel and Kristofer Persson
Tutor: Emma Svensson
Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to study lobbying towards members of the Swedish parliament. We aim to study their point of view: what experiences and attitudes they have towards the phenomenon. Key questions to be answered are: What experiences and attitudes do the members of the Swedish parliamentary Committee on Environment and Agriculture have towards lobbying? What skills does a successful lobbyist possess, according to the members of the committee? How do the organizations Skogsindustrierna and Naturskyddsföreningen lobby?
Method/Material: The material used in this study consists of interviews with nine respondents of the Committee on Environment and Agriculture in the Swedish parliament. Additionally, two informant interviews with the organizations Skogsindustrierna and Naturskyddsföreningen were made. The questions for the interviews were based on a theoretical framework based on policies of lobbying.
Main results: The main results demonstrate that all members of the Committee on Environment and Agriculture have a positive attitude towards lobbying. The results further show that a professional lobbyist of choice by the members of parliament is a three-stage rocket consisting of 1) proper preparation, 2) the right way to make contact, and 3) maintenance of the relation.
Number of pages: 62
Course: Media and Communication studies C
University: Division of Media and Communication, Department of Information Science, Uppsala University
Period: Fall 2013
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 74 p.
Lobbying, Swedish parliament, member of committee, Committee on Environment and Agriculture, Skogsindustrierna, Naturskyddsföreningen
Lobbying, Sveriges riksdag, riksdagsledamot, miljö-och jordbruksutskottet, Skogsindustrierna, Naturskyddsföreningen
Social Sciences Media and Communications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-217311OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-217311DiVA: diva2:692795
Subject / course
Media and Communication Studies