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Demokratisk aristokrati eller aristokratisk demokrati?: Partiorganisatorisk utveckling inom Miljöpartiet de Gröna och Miljøpartiet De Grønne
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The subject of this study has been organizational change within two Scandinavian green parties – the Swedish Green Party and the Norwegian Green Party. Looking at the organizational changes within these two parties using Robert Michel’s famous concept the “iron law of oligarchy”, I have studied whether these two parties have become more oligarchic after having been elected to the national parliaments of Sweden and Norway respectively. What I have found is that although these two parties still retain much of the original organizational structure that they have had, in particular the Swedish Green Party, change has occurred and seems to be occurring, at least in the Norwegian Green Party, which would indicate that the two parties have become more oligarchic. What I have found is in other words that parties which are elected into their national parliament tend to become more oligarchic during the period following the election – the fact that a party is elected into parliament seems to play a key role in the development towards a more oligarchic party structure in the two cases which I have studied.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Miljöpartiet de Gröna, Miljøpartiet De Grønne, green parties, oligarchy, democracy, party organization, development
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24630OAI: diva2:748625
Subject / course
Political Science
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-09-22 Created: 2014-09-20 Last updated: 2014-09-22Bibliographically approved

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