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Kommunal samhällsbyggnad och demokratins flexibla väktare: - En studie om tjänstemännens förändrade arbete inom samhällsbyggnadsprocessen i Norrköpings kommun
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Municipal urban management and the democratic flexible guardian – a study concerning the officials’ changing work in the urban management process in the municipality of Norrköping. The purpose of this study is partly to analyse how implement measures in a change project (in the municipality of Norrköping) may impact the officials, linked to the urban management process, in their work practices. The study also aims to problematize a political science theory by Professor Lennart Lundquist (from 1998) that states how officials should relate to their office. The reason behind this problematizing stems from a shift in the municipalities’ responsibilities over the last 20 years. They have gone from having a more exclusively administrative responsibility to focus more on societal investment. The analysis of this study shows that a lot of the implement measures have a positive impact on the officials’ work practices, although some risks were found. The study also indicates that the imbalance between economical and democratic values (that is addressed in Lundquist’s theory) tend to even themselves out in order for a more sustainable development to be achieved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 65 p.
Keyword [en]
Multiple interpretations, the public ethos, the Teleological Theory, Life-Cycle Theory, change project, organizational change theory
Keyword [sv]
Multipla tolkningar, det offentliga etoset, den teleologiska teorin, Livscykelteorin, förändringsprojekt, organisationsförändringsteori
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-130098ISRN: LIU-ISV/SVS-MAS-A--16/01--SEOAI: diva2:947347
Subject / course
Master in Social and Welfare Studies (two year)
2016-06-10, B455, Bomullsspinneriet, Holmentorget 10, Norrköping, 09:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2016-07-08 Created: 2016-07-07 Last updated: 2016-07-08Bibliographically approved

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