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Kommunal demokrati och medborgarinflytande i ett samhälle i förändring
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
2002 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
Municipal Democracy and Civil Influence in a Changing Society (English)
Abstract [en]

The organisation of the municipalities is based on the principle of representation. It has previously been impossible to give the citizens more influence through direct democracy, but the information technology gives new possibilities and the choice of democracy model might no longer be obvious. Representation can be interpreted in many ways and there is a need for a more distinct definition of the rule that the municipalities shall be governed according to the principle of representation. It should also be further investigated how the new technology can be used to increase the use of direct democracy. The municipalities ought to work to supplement the representation with direct democracy in the form of active discourse with the citizens. This can be done for example through referendums, consultations or citizen councils. There are already possibilities to increase the civil influence, and the municipalities are therefore responsible to ensure that these possibilities are used.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ekonomiska institutionen , 2002. , 63 p.
Master Thesis in Business Administration (Magisteruppsats från Ekonomprogrammet), 2002:12
Keyword [en]
Law, civil influence, municipal democracy, direct democracy, representation
Keyword [sv]
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-1277OAI: diva2:18595
Available from: 2002-07-23 Created: 2002-07-23

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