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Samhällsutveckling och förändrade förutsättningar för partier och medborgare i den politiska vardagen.: - en studie kring demokratisyner och värderingar i partiorganisationer på lokal nivå
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


The development of our society has in many ways changed the relationships between the political parties and the citizens. Fewer citizens are active in political parties, which has contributed to the fact that we see a form of catch-all effect and a development of parties that organizes more in forms of professional organisations. This paper has made a research of modells of democratic ideals and values between leaders and party-members in political parties in the local area. The purpose has been to show how these ideals and values can reflect back on the political development. The result shows that the development has created a form of catch-all effect and a professionalism in the parties. The parties has a desire to recruit more members but have at the same time difficulties to invite to partcipation and shows a lack of including enviroment. The result shows that interaction and an inclunding environment is key terms to recruit and keep members, but it also shows that the effects of participation depends on the internal structures of the democratic processes in the parties. The problem with a weak intra-party democracy is that it hastens the weakening of bond between the political parties and the society. The result indicates that values disappear when political parties can be less described as a social movement. This suggests that words like intra-democracy, party-members and civil society are terms that are becoming less and less used in the political environment of today.

Keywords – political parties, civil society, party-members, participation, intra-democracy

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 62 p.
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-39547OAI: diva2:784369
Educational program
Political Science, Master Programme, 120 credits
Available from: 2015-02-16 Created: 2015-01-29 Last updated: 2015-02-16Bibliographically approved

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