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En korporativ sjöfartspolitisk utkik?: En fallstudie av tillkomsten av TAP-avtalet, och skapandet av en globalt anpassad marknad.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The thesis examines the crisis that the Swedish-flagged merchant marine underwent in the 1990s, that resulted in a narrow market for the Swedish-flagged fleet. In order to save the industry, the TAP- agreement was created, consisting of three parties, government- market and interest organizations.  Purpose in this thesis, is to exam how the TAP-agreement was carried out in relation to the parties, and how it correlates in relation to how the global political economy affected the Swedish maritime politics.


Two questions are presented. Is the TAP agreement an expression of Swedish corporatism?  Which aspect of Global Political Economy is characteristic for the TAP agreement?


A case study is preformed in three steps. The different parties of the TAP-agreement have been interviewed.  A comparative study of two Swedish crises has been performed, in order to establish the correlation between them, in regards to corporatism.  A survey, with the aim to pinpoint which aspect of Global Political Economy is characteristic of the TAP agreement.


Findings in this thesis are that the TAP-agreement was designed through corporatism, and that the most important aspect of all, the Swedish flag was worth saving, for all parties.




Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
TAP-agreement, Global Political Economy, corporatism, Swedish-flagged merchant marine
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44830OAI: diva2:823742
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Politics Studies, specialization Political Analysis, 180 credits
2015-06-04, NY218, Kalmar, 15:24 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-06-18 Created: 2015-06-18 Last updated: 2015-06-18Bibliographically approved

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