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  • 101.
    Boija, Nina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Rautio, Isabell
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Utredares erfarenheter av arbetet med mänspartnervåld mot kvinnor2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Introduktion: Partnervåld är ett omfattande problem i samhället, det vanligast förekommande våldet har visat sig vara när en kvinna var offret och mannen var förövaren. Mörkertalet vid detta brott var stort och det har inte varit självklart att kvinnor deltagit i utredningar. Inom polismyndigheten var det en särskild grupp som arbetade med detta brott och utredarna hade genomgått en specifik utbildning. Deci och Ryans (2014) Self -Determination Theory användes för att förklara utredares uppfattningar om arbetet och Lundgrens (1992) teori om normaliseringsprocessen förklarade kvinnans medverkan i utredningar. Syfte: Syftet med denna studie var att beskriva de upplevelser och erfarenheter utredare inom polisen hade gällande arbetet kring mäns partnervåld mot kvinnor. Metod: Tio semistrukturerade telefonintervjuer genomfördes med utredare från sju olika polisområden. Analysen skedde med en induktiv innehållsanalys. Resultat: Analysen utmynnade i två huvudkategorier: Utredares arbete med mäns våld mot kvinnor och Omständigheter som kan påverka kvinnans medverkan i utredningen. Huvudkategorierna hade tre respektive två underkategorier som belyste utredares upplevelser och erfarenheter av arbetet. Diskussion: Resultatet diskuterades utifrån tidigare forskning och de valda teoretiska utgångspunkterna. SDT kunde förklara utredarnas upplevelse av arbetet genom att motivation till arbetet kunde erhållas genom självständighet, kompetens och samhörighet. Normaliseringsprocessen kunde ge en förklaring till utredarnas erfarenheter av hur en kvinna kunde medverka i utredningen. Slutsats: I studien framkom att utredare upplevde arbetet intressant och givande men det kunde även vara tungt och svårt när en kvinna valde att inte medverka i utredningen. Utredarnas arbete försvårades och utredningen blev svårare att personuppklara genom att kvinnan inte ville medverka eller att hon efter en tid slutade medverka.

  • 102.
    Boije, Gerthy
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Mjuk, omsorgsfull och sexualförbrytare: - En studie om kvinnor dömda för sexualbrott2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    There is a general perception that women are victims and men are the perpetrators of sexual offense. Female perpetrators of sexual crimes have been neglected in the research literature, because female sex offenders do not live up to preconceptions of female as motherly and caring. Females tend to be responsible for a very small portion of all crimes and are estimated to account for 1-2% of all sexual offenses. Theories use to discuss female sex offending include neutralization of behavior, mental health and feminist theory. The aim of the present study was to describe female sex offenders and examine the relationship between the perpetrator and the victim by analyzing court judgments. Convictions (

    N=22) from the Swedish district courts, where female convicted of sexual crimes in accordance with legislation on sexual crimes during the years 2008-2013 were examined. Significantly more females (82%) denied the offenses they were charged off. The majority of the perpetrators had a relationship with the victims and carried out their crimes with a male accomplice. Of the 27 sexual crimes perpetrated, 63% of the victims were under 18 years old and were primarily female. Most women in this study were given a sanction of a non-custodial nature. Female sex offenders are a relatively unexplored group of sexual offense perpetrators. They do exist and sexual offending causes a great deal of harm to victims and society, so it is worth studying.

    Keywords:

    Female perpetrator, female criminals, sexual crimes, convictions, female.

  • 103.
    Bolin, Malin
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Klockmo, Carolina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Förändringsarbete för att bli en attraktiv arbetsgivare: 7 timmars aretsplatsförlagd arbetstid som metod2018Report (Other academic)
  • 104.
    Bolin, Malin
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nordin, Maria
    Umeå universitet .
    Do Sex Differences in the Association between Work Exposure and Health in the Manufacturing Industry Depend on Work Context?: Results from the WOLF-Study2014In: Psychology, ISSN 2152-7180, E-ISSN 2152-7199, Vol. 5, no 8, p. 896-907Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to investigate the associations between work exposure such as psychosocial work factors and work posture, and health in men and women with the same type of occupation in the manufacturing industry. Two follow-ups with a follow-up rate of 67% from the WOrk, Lipids and Fibrinogen (WOLF) cohort from the Northern Sweden were used. The database included 1589 men and 286 women, which is representative of the proportions between men and women in the Swedish manufacturing industry. To be able to understand the importance of work context, the participants were categorized according to work tasks (working with things or symbols). Logistic regression was used for interaction analyses between sex and psychosocial work factors (such as demand, control, social support, role conflict, and work-family conflict) as well as physical work factors (such as work posture), and health outcomes (work overcommitment, fatigue, and neck and back pain). The results showed contextually different patterns of sex different associations between psychosocial work factors and health outcomes. For instance, women were at larger risk of ill-health (in the form of work overcommitment) when working with things, whereas men were at larger risk of both work overcommitment and fatigue when working with symbols. Women working with symbols had a larger risk of neck and back pain due to work-family conflict. The health outcome that was most sensitive to the sex different associations was work overcommitment. In conclusion, the work context matters for sex differences in the association between psychosocial work factors and health and since work overcommitment is a predictor of disease, it should be of interest for the Occupational Health Services and personnel departments to survey.

  • 105.
    Bolin, Malin
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsdotter, Gunilla
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    ”Our culture can be described as ‘Management by excel’”: Challenging inequality in the forestry industry2018Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the increasing proportion of women in traditionally male-dominated occupations, the Swedish labor market is still highly gender- segregated. An example is the Swedish forest industry in which about 90 percent of the labor force are men. The male dominance is identified as a barrier for development and has resulted in aspiration for gender equality. Social justice, increased competitiveness, and improved legitimacy as a modern and contemporary industry are examples of arguments used (Johansson). Earlier studies have found that the masculine coded culture within   forestry might obstruct development as well as recruitment of employees. The industry is described as unmodern and old-fogeyish which may result in loss of competence if qualified staff decides to leave the forest industry. Difficulties to recruit and keep staff are put forward as contributing causes to the later years increased endeavor for gender equality. It was based on such a problem description one of the major forest companies initiated their work with the goal of creating a gender equal organization.  A first step was to carry out a quantitative and qualitative status report of attitudes and experiences of employee’ working conditions and work environment from a gender perspective.  

    Our aim is to problematize the gendered implications of employees and managers working conditions and work environment. The theoretical framework of ´inequality regimes´, as presented by Acker (2006) inspires the analysis. The concept was developed as a means of examining the production and reproduction of complex inequalities based on class, gender and race in organizations. The empirical material that is presented in this article is based on focus group interviews and a questionnaire that was completed by personnel and managers employed in a company in the forest industry. The paper contributes with new insights on women’s labor market (dis)advantage in Nordic welfare states by discussing how particular patterns of inequality are (re)produced by emphasizing a description of inequalities, based on a quantitative analysis, and the experiences of inequalities based on a qualitative analysis.

    The results unfolds a gendered logic of the company that includes certain norms that are built on the image of the ideal, abstract worker, in this case a white male working full time, who enjoys hunting, has a hunting dog, feels at home in the woods and has an educational background in forestry. The organizational culture is characterized by a hegemonic masculinity based on rationality and competitiveness, a “management by excel”. This also highlight a culture where quantitative measurements has the upper hand and obstruct the possibilities to challenge inequalities. Such normalization of the hegemonic masculinity places women as something deviant, an exception from the normal. These masculine norms and culture highlights how gendered inequalities are reproduced in everyday activities, practices and processes in this company.

  • 106.
    Bolin, Malin
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsdotter, Gunilla
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Jonsson, Fredrick
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Heltid som norm -  en arbetstidsmodell för hållbara arbetsvillkor inom välfärdssektorn?2019Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Möjlighet till heltidsarbete för alla anställda är ett uttalat mål i det avtal som slutits mellan Kommunal och Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting. Den stora andelen deltidsarbete inom välfärdssektorn beskrivs som problematiskt ur ett jämställdhetsperspektiv och en försvårande omständighet vid rekrytering och för kontinuitet i bemanning. Inom Sundsvalls Kommun inleddes 2018 ett projekt för att införa ”Heltid som norm” för både befintliga tjänster och nyanställningar. Den lösning som har valts är en arbetstidsmodell som gå under beteckningen ”85/10/5”, där siffrorna representerar arbetstid i procent. Åttiofem procent av arbetstiden är förlagd till den anställdes ordinarie arbetsplats. Tio procent utgör vikarietid inom den egna, eller en annan verksamhet. De resterande fem procenten avsätts för APT och kompetensutveckling. Totalt omfattades sju av kommunens verksamheter inom Socialtjänsten, tre äldreboenden och fyra gruppboenden.

  • 107.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    A Loyal Rookie? The Sweden Democrats’ First Year in the European Parliament2015In: Polish Quarterly of International Affairs, ISSN 1230-4999, no 2, p. 59-78Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the 2014 election, the Eurosceptic and anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) for the first time entered the European Parliament. The article first sheds light on the question of why the SD ended up in the EFDD parliamentary party group with a discussion of both the history of the party and its stance on some of the most important issues.In order to assess what inclusion in the EFDD has meant in regard to its behaviour, analysis of roll call data is presented. The results indicate that the SD tends to vote similarly to UKIP. Moreover, and surprisingly, the coherence between the SD and the Danish People’s Party is very low, indicating that group membership is more important than political affinity for the SD in deciding on its voting stance in the EP.

  • 108.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    A Matter of Time? The Impact of the Radical Right on Parties and MPs2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 109.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Det nya svenska partisystemet2018In: Snabbtänkt: Reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare / [ed] Lars Nord, Marie Grusell, Niklas Bolin och Kajsa Falasca, Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University, DEMICOM , 2018, p. 67-Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 110.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Green Parties in Finland and Sweden. Electoral, Programmatic and Organizational Changes2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 111.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Green parties in Finland and Sweden: Successful cases of the North?2016In: Green parties in Europe / [ed] Emilie van Haute, London: Routledge, 2016, p. 158-176Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 112.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Hur vanligt är det med nya partier i nationella parlament?2014Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 113.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Kampen om Ohlsson ställer L:s dilemma på sin spets2016Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 114.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Miljöpartiet de Gröna2018Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 115.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Miljöpartiet är inte regeringsdugliga2016Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 116.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    New party parliamentary entry in Western Europe, 1960-20102014In: European Journal of Government and Economics, ISSN 2254-7088, E-ISSN 2254-7088, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 5-23Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Although the number of studies of new political parties is gradually increasing, we still lack a comprehensive understanding of when new parties manage to enter national parliaments. The objective of this article is to explain the circumstances under which new parties enter national parliaments for the first time. Unlike earlier research, this study does not focus on individual party families. Instead, generally applicable explanations are sought. This is achieved through an examination of the importance of the political opportunity structure, that is, the external environment new parties face in their quest for parliamentary representation. Using data collected for 18 Western European countries for the period 1960-2010, the analysis shows that institutional factors are important to understand new party parliamentary entry. The sociological factors analysed in the study, however, do not seem to be of equal importance.

  • 117.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nytt språkrör räddar inte opinionssiffrorna2016Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 118.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Partikongresser och interndemokrati2015In: Partier och partisystem / [ed] Magnus Hagevi, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, p. 105-119Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 119.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Party Membership Figures. Sweden 1945-20142015Data set
  • 120.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Sverigedemokraternas organisatoriska utveckling som förklaring till väljarframgångarna2016Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 121.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    The 2014 Swedish election will result in a change of government, but not in a substantive change of policy2014Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 122.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    The Impact of the Swedish Populist Radical Right on the Immigration Agendas of the Established Parties and their MPs2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 123.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Utpekande som vilar på påståenden utan grund2013Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 124.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Är Sverigedemokraterna höger?2015Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 125.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Aylott, Nicholas
    Södertörns högskola.
    One winner and seven losers: The Swedish parliamentary election of September 20142014Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 126.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Aylott, Nicholas
    Södertörns högskola.
    von dem Berge, Benjamin
    Zeppelin University.
    Poguntke, Thomas
    Heinrich Heine University.
    Patterns of Intra-Party Democracy across the World2017In: Organizing Political Parties: Representation, Participation, and Power / [ed] Susan E. Scarrow, Paul D. Webb and Thomas Poguntke, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, p. 158-184Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the widespread recognition of the relevance of intra-party democracy (IPD), there has been a lamentable scarcity of empirical data suitable for large-N cross-sectional comparative analysis. This has changed with the PPDB project. Against this background this chapter sheds some light on questions about whether and how IPD varies systematically by country and party level criteria. The empirical analysis shows that country-level factors are generally more important than party-level factors. Most importantly, the existence of a party law and levels of trust and affluence are associated with higher levels of IPD. However, we also find that smaller parties, in terms of membership size, are associated with higher levels of IPD. While our results must be interpreted with some caution we believe they constitute a first step towards re-framing the scholarly debate on IPD from what is normatively desirable to a discussion about causes and consequences of variations in IPD.

  • 127.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Falasca, Kajsa
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
    Grusell, Marie
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
    Nord, Lars
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
    De partier som tänker nytt kommer att vinna valet 20222018Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 128.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Hellström, Johan
    Umeå universitet.
    Do mainstream parties emphasize immigration as a response to the radical right?2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Does the electoral fortune of radical right parties cause mainstream parties to increase their emphasis on immigration during national election campaigns? Several European countries have witnessed an increasing number of refugees and immigrants, as well as electoral successes for radical right parties. Simultaneously, during the last decades the issue of immigration has become a more important issue among voters. In this paper, we investigate the topical question of whether mainstream parties increase their attention on immigration issues as responses to radical right parties (i.e. when radical right party support increases or they are able to get attention on immigration issues in the election campaign). Using a unique dataset on which political issues political parties emphasize during national election campaigns in the period 1988-2010 in seven West European countries, we find that although mainstream parties in general try to downplay immigration issues in national election campaigns, as popular support for radical right parties increase, this does not cause mainstream parties to discuss immigration issues to a much greater extent. However, other parties will further avoid the issue. Our study gives us further insights in topics such as the salience of immigration in national election campaigns and the impact of the radical right on national politics.

  • 129.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Hinnfors, Jonas
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Strömbäck, Jesper
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science. Göteborgs universitet.
    Invandring på ledarsidorna i svensk nationell dagspress 2010–20152016In: Migrationen i medierna : men det får en väl inte prata om / [ed] Lars Truedson, Stockholm: Institutet för mediestudier , 2016, 1, p. 192-211Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 130.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Kosiara-Pedersen, Karina
    University of Copenhagen.
    Party members' perception of intra-party democracy2017Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 131.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Larue, Thomas
    Sveriges riksdag.
    Reparlamentariseringen av Sverige? Bruket av och betydelsen av riksdagens tillkännagivanden till regeringen2016In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 118, no 3, p. 307-337Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Reparliamentarization of Sweden? The Use and Relevance of Parliamentary Resolutions to the Government In contrast to the theory of deparliamentarization amongst parliamentary democracies, this article points to the Riksdag’s use of so-called resolutions (tillkännagivanden) to the Government as a sign of growing reparliamentarization. Resolutions in the Swedish context are constitutionally non-binding but politically coercing. From this first study of a hitherto uncharted parliamentary instrument some preliminary conclusions materialise: Resolutions are more complex nowadays than 15–20 years ago requiring more effort from the Government. Parliament’s use of resolutions has, broadly pictured, evolved from unanimous or bipartisan demands on often technical issues to an increasingly politicized tool of reiningin minority governments. In some exceptional cases even issuing a few so-called negative resolutions which essentially seek to infringe the Government’s executive powers. Resolutions may offer a complementary measurement of a government’s parliamentary strength and provide additional insights into the workings of Swedish (and potentially other countries) parliamentarism given additional research.

  • 132.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Larue, Thomas
    Sveriges riksdag.
    Riksdagen visar tänderna – tillkännagivandena och maktbalansen mellan riksdag och regering2016Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 133.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Disagreeing with the nation state: Why some Swedish municipalities refuse refugee reception2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden is often characterized as being a generous country when it comes to allowing immigrants entrance. However, since the national government is dependent on the local level for acceptance of refugees, there is a potential risk that a discrepancy emerges between the number of immigrants accepted at the national level and the number accepted at the local level. In fact, today, a significant number of municipalities hesitates to accept agreements with the government. These municipalities disregard the large flows of refugees that reach Sweden daily and oppose the pressure from Swedish authorities to contribute to the upholding of a continued generous migration policy. To be able to understand the motives of these reluctant municipalities we need to know more about what characterizes them. In this paper, we investigate both the structural and the political patterns of these municipalities and explain how they differ from those that do receive refugees. Drawing from the concepts of immigration control and multilevel governance, we deduce a number of hypotheses about how structural predictors will have an impact on the formation of local policy. Deriving from an extensive new data set of all Swedish municipalities for a handful of years, we outline the characteristics of these cases. Our findings suggest that complete immigration control is not only quantitatively different from a low level of reception, but also qualitatively different. That is, it seems as if some of the mechanisms at work when a municipality refrains from refugee reception altogether are not the same as those resulting in agreements at low levels. Instead, local opinion, expressed as the view towards refugee reception among the established parties, appears to be the factor most consistently showing importance throughout our analyses. One possible interpretation of this might be that while levels of reception, to some extent, are guided by structural prerequisites, such as the economy, the situation in the labour market and the capacity to accommodate refugees, etc., the decision to completely refrain from reception is primarily guided by ideological motives.

  • 134.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Obstructing national policy. The case of Swedish municipalities and refugee reception2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden is often characterized as being a generous country when it comes to allowing immigrants entrance. However, since the national government is dependent on the local level for acceptance of refugees, there is a potential risk that a discrepancy emerges between the number of immigrants accepted at the national level and the number accepted at the local level. In fact, today, a significant number of municipalities hesitates to accept agreements with the government. These municipalities disregard the large flows of refugees that reach Sweden daily and oppose the pressure from Swedish authorities to contribute to the upholding of a continued generous migration policy. To be able to understand the motives of these reluctant municipalities we need to know more about what characterizes them. In this paper, we investigate both the structural and the political patterns of these municipalities and explain how they differ from those that do receive refugees. Drawing from the concepts of immigration control and multilevel governance, we deduce a number of hypotheses about how structural predictors will have an impact on the formation of local policy. Deriving from an extensive new data set of all Swedish municipalities for a handful of years, we outline the characteristics of these cases. Our findings suggest that complete immigration control is not only quantitatively different from a low level of reception, but also qualitatively different. That is, it seems as if some of the mechanisms at work when a municipality refrains from refugee reception altogether are not the same as those resulting in agreements at low levels. Instead, local opinion, expressed as the view towards refugee reception among the established parties, appears to be the factor most consistently showing importance throughout our analyses. One possible interpretation of this might be that while levels of reception, to some extent, are guided by structural prerequisites, such as the economy, the situation in the labour market and the capacity to accommodate refugees, etc., the decision to completely refrain from reception is primarily guided by ideological motives.

  • 135.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    The non-receivers: Explanations as to why some Swedish municipalities resist refugee reception2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 136.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Anti-immigration party impact on local migration policy in Sweden2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 137.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Do Anti-immigration Parties Matter? The Case of the Sweden Democrats and Local Refugee Policy2014In: Scandinavian Political Studies, ISSN 0080-6757, E-ISSN 1467-9477, Vol. 37, no 3, p. 323-343Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    With the increased electoral success of anti-immigration parties, questions regarding whatimpact the parties actually have naturally follow. Previous research has rarely explored thisquestion. Furthermore, within this body of research, one is given different answers. While someargue that anti-immigration parties have made an impact on public policy, others find no suchevidence. This article shows that some of this inconsistency is a consequence of the method-ological strategies that have been employed. Previous studies are either single case studies orcomparisons of a small number of countries. Consequently, different parties in different insti-tutional settings are compared, making it difficult to estimate the actual impact of the party ofinterest. In order to circumvent such methodological problems, this article explores the ques-tion of anti-immigration party impact on a local level and asks if the Sweden Democrats (SD)have managed to influence decisions on refugee reception in Swedish municipalities. Theanalysis shows mixed results. First, while unable to find an independent effect of the size ofthe representation of the SD, it appears that the party’s impact is conditioned by them holdingthe balance of power. Second, the SD’s impact is not dependent upon whether there isright-wing or left-wing rule, although local migration policy is stricter when the main right-wingparty has strong support.

  • 138.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Local refugee reception and the impact of the Sweden Democrats2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 139.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Political Parties and Local Refugee Reception in Sweden2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    With the increased electoral success of anti-immigration parties, questions on what actual impact the parties obtain naturally follow.Previous research only sparsely has explored this question. Furthermore, within this body of research we are given different answers. While some arguethatanti-immigration parties have made an impact on public policy others find no such evidence. We argue that some of this inconsistency is a consequence of the methodological strategies that have been employed. Previous studies are single case studies or comparisons of a smaller number of countries. Consequently different parties in different institutional settings are compared making it hard to estimate the actual impact of the party of interest. In order to circumvent such methodological problems this studyexplore the question of anti-immigration party impact from a local level and asks if the Sweden Democrats (SD) has managed to influence decisions on refugee receptions in Swedish municipalities.Our analysis show mixed results. Firstly, while we are unable to find an independent effect of the size of the representation of SD we show that the party's impact is conditioned by them holding the balance of power. Secondly, SD impact is not dependent on whether there is a right-wing or left-wing rule although wecan show that local migration policy is stricter when the main right-wing party has a strong support

  • 140.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    SD har makt över lokal flyktingpolitik2014Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 141.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Loxbo, Karl
    Linneaus University.
    Radical right parties, organizational maturity and electoral success.The Sweden Democrats and the elections of 2006 and 20102014Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Although it is commonly claimed that radical right parties, by developing viable partyorganisations, ultimately are masters of their own electoral fates, we argue that previousresearch is devoid of empirical evidence supporting this proposition. Drawing on extensivesubnational data from Sweden, this article breaks new ground by gauging the impact of threeunique measures on the electoral performance of the Sweden Democrats in the 2006 and 2010elections. When controlling for crucial demand- and supply-side factors that are beyond thecontrol of radical right parties themselves we find that the size, competence, and cohesion ofthe party organisation all were decisive to the electoral performance of the SD. Consideringthat Sweden is often viewed as a least likely case for radical right party success, we concludeby arguing that these partisan challengers most likely are more capable of organising forelectoral success than hitherto assumed.

  • 142.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, SaraMid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.Olausson, Pär M.Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lokalt beslutsfattande2015Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 143.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Sara
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lokalt beslutsfattande - avslutande reflektioner2015In: Lokalt beslutsfattande / [ed] Bolin, N., Nyhlén, S. & Olausson, P.M., Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, p. 169-176Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 144.
    Boman, Erik
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    PERSONALÄGDA KOOPERATIV OCH DEMOKRATISK KOMPETENS: EN STUDIE OM ÄGANDEFORMENS PÅVERKAN PÅ MEDARBETARNA OCH SAMHÄLLET2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna uppsats var att undersöka huruvida respondenterna i uppsatsen upplevde att deras demokratiska kompetens blev påverkad av att arbeta i personalägda kooperativ, och även hur det påverkade dem. För att besvara syftet hade jag två frågeställningar, hur respondenterna upplevde att ägandet av kooperativet påverkade deras demokratiska kompetens samt hur de anställda påverkades av att arbeta där. Återkopplar man till problemformuleringen där dels Nembhard (2002) eftersökte forskning om hur personer inom kooperativen blir påverkade, och Arrhenius et al. hur medarbetare inom personalägda företag, genom ägandeformen kan trivas bättre, nå högre produktivitet och även utveckla mer demokratisk kompetens hos de anställda, visar min studie att trivseln rent allmänt inom kooperativen påverkats positivt och alla respondenter upplevde att de kunde arbeta produktivt, fast att de fått mer att göra tack vare ägandeskapet. För att återkoppla till teorin som behandlar demokratisk kompetens är Dahl (1980), Almgren (2006) och Jarl (2004) alla tre överens om att demokratisk kunskap och engagemang i politiska processer väldigt viktigt för den demokratiska kompetensens utveckling hos medborgarna. Respondenterna i min studie upplevde att de blivit bättre på att diskutera fram lösningar och nå konsensus, vilket skulle kunna antyda att arbete inom kooperativ kan förbättra den delen av den demokratiska30kompetensen. Ingen av respondenterna upplevde att de blivit mer aktiva politiskt, men ändå uppgav respondenterna att det fanns ett samhällsintresse.Huruvida den upplevda demokratiska kompetensen förbättrades genom ägandet, blev svaret att den kan ha förbättrats så till vida att respondenterna upplevde att de hade blivit bättre på att samarbeta, ta rationella beslut och fått träning i demokratiskt beslutsfattande, men utan att respondenterna själva blivit mer aktiva politiskt sett.Den andra frågeställningen handlade om hur respondenterna blev påverkade att arbeta inom kooperativet. Här kan vi se hur alla respondenterna upplevde att det hade en stor positiv påverkan på dem. Till exempel hade självförtroendet ökat och de upplevde också hur de fått mer skinn på näsan, genom att arbeta inom den kooperativa formen.

  • 145.
    Borell, Klas
    et al.
    Jönköpings högskola.
    Johansson, Roine
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Redaktörerna har ordet: Ett förändrat tidskriftslandskap2013In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 50, no 2, p. 91-92Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 146.
    Borell, Klas
    et al.
    Jönköpings högskola.
    Johansson, Roine
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Redaktörerna har ordet: I backspegeln2013In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 50, no 1, p. 3-5Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 147.
    Boström, Malin
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nilsson, Hanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    "Om alla går in för samma sak så fungerar det bra": En kvalitativ studie om samverkan, dess risker och hur mening genom samverkan skapas2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 148.
    Boussard, Andrea
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nordlund, Sandra
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Ambulanspersonal i utsatta områden: En kvalitativ studie om ambulanspersonalens riskuppfattning i utsatta områden2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 149.
    Braxenholm, Magnus
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Implementering vid en fastslagen oppositionsbudget: – en fallstudie av socialtjänsten i Sundsvalls kommun2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien var att utifrån Lundqvists tre förutsättningar för en lyckad implementering undersöka om det uppkommit några implementeringsproblem inom socialtjänsten på grund av att kommunledningen regerar med en oppositionsbudget. För att besvara syftet ställde jag därför upp en frågeställning som utgår från Lundqvists tre villkor. Frågeställningen löd:

    - Har det uppkommit några problem inom socialtjänsten med att förstå de politiska besluten, kunna implementera de politiska besluten, eller vilja implementera de politiska besluten, på grund av budgetsituationen?

    Denna frågeställning, och därmed även mitt syfte, har jag önskat besvara genom att jämföra den uppkomna budgetsituationen med hur implementeringsarbetet såg ut vid normalfallet, det vill säga där kommunledningen regerar med sin egen budget. Detta har jag gjort genom att föra samtalsintervjuer med, för studien centrala, aktörer inom politiken och förvaltningen.

    Jag konstaterar utifrån dessa intervjuer att jag genom min studiehar fått vissa belägg för att budgetsituationen har bidragit till en del implementeringsproblem för socialtjänsten som inte har funnits före oppositionens budget började gälla. Även om alla tre förutsättningarna inte har varit lika oproblematiska att undersöka menar jag att dessa villkor i det stora hela har fungerat väldigt bra som utgångspunkt för materialinsamlingen och uppställningen av empirin. Mot bakgrund av det resultat som jag kommer fram till menar jag dessutom att jag har fått belägg för att dessa villkor är viktiga för att undvika implementeringsproblem.

  • 150.
    Brown, Patrick R.
    et al.
    Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands .
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Risk, uncertainty and policy: towards a social-dialectical understanding2014In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461, Vol. 17, no 4, p. 425-434Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This editorial introduces a special issue devoted to studies of risk and uncertainty in their relation to policy and policy-making. The special issue comprises a rather diverse collection of six original research articles, each taking up a distinct perspective in scrutinising interfaces between policy, risk and uncertainty. The purpose of this editorial is to present some broader themes in the literature before moving on to sketch out a basic model for dialectically connecting risk and uncertainty to policy, as a basis for relating the respective insights which emerge within the six empirical articles. The editorial concludes with an overview of these six studies which appear in the special issue.

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