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Between Two Regimes: Continuity and Change in the Swedish Transport Utilities, 1939-2010
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic history.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5434-7304
2016 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper studies the liberalization of the Swedish transport utilities during the last decades from a regime change perspective. Here, focus lies on how regime coordination mechanisms such as the regulation of markets, the administrative and bureaucratic organization of utilities and the State-interest group relations has changed as a market-oriented regime has replaced a State-oriented regime after 1990. It is demonstrated that these changes do not follow the general patterns of policy change identified within previous research. Rather than as an institutional continuity through reproductive adaptation or abrupt disruptive change caused by exogenous pressures, regime change in the examined cases has a different character which combines these elements. Even if it the process of change was triggered by the economic crisis in the 1990s as an exogenous force, it is demonstrated that the previous regime has been transformed through a slow, yet distinctively disruptive change over the last decades.  

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2016. , 23 p.
Umeå papers in economic history, ISSN 1653-7378 ; 45/2016
Keyword [en]
Economic history, Sweden, utilities, regulatory regimes, government-business relations
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-117260OAI: diva2:906760
Available from: 2016-02-25 Created: 2016-02-25 Last updated: 2016-02-26Bibliographically approved

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