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Representation och strukturers betydelse för inflytande: Om fackförbunden inom LOs ungdomsverksamhet
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The importance of representation  and structures to establish  influence : A study of the Trade Unions Youth Activities within The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (English)
Abstract [en]

“The importance of representation and structures to establish influence. A study of the Trade Unions Youth Activities within The Swedish Trade Union Confederation.”

-Katrin Olofsson

This essay is studying the importance of representation and structures for the youth to establish influence, within the Trade Unions of The Swedish Trade Union Confederation, LO. More specific it is about the youths influence in each trade union´s executive committee. The representation and structures studied is at a central level and the youths are restricted to being under the age of 30.

The purpose is to try to find a model and specific factors that can explain if, and in that case what, that could be the cause of a higher level of influence in some trade unions compared to others.  Three questions are essential for the essay.

Are the different structures for youth activities, within the trade unions of LO, affecting the representation of youths in their executive committees?

Do any combinations of structures seem to be more profitable for a higher level of representation of youths within the executive committees?  

How do the different forms of structure and representation seem to affect the influence of youths within the executive committees?

The study is built on interviews with representatives from each of the fourteen trade unions within LO, that has the mandate and trust from their organisations to represent them in these questions. They are also all representatives in the LO Youth Committee.     

The findings were essentially that formal structures in forms of youth committees together with the possibility to have a co-opt member from the youth committee within the executive committee seemed to affect and enhance the representation and the influence. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
representation, structures, influence, youth, marginalisation
Keyword [sv]
representation, strukturer, inflytande, ungdom, marginalisering, makt, ungdomsverksamhet, fackförbund, förbundsstyrelse, ungdomskommitté, LO, Byggnadsarbetareförbundet, Elektrikerförbundet, Fastighetsanställdas Förbund, GS Facket för Skogs-, Trä- och Grafisk bransch, Handelsanställdas förbund, Hotell och Restaurangfacket, Industrifacket Metall, Kommunalarbetareförbundet, Livsmedelsarbetareförbundet, Musikerförbundet, Målareförbundet, Pappersarbetareförbundet, Seko - Service och Kommunikationsfacket, Transportarbetareförbundet
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-36751OAI: diva2:825547
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
Political Science (180 ECTS credits)
Available from: 2015-06-25 Created: 2015-06-23 Last updated: 2015-06-25Bibliographically approved

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