Politisk institutionalisering: organisering av lokalt arbetsmiljöarbete
1991 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Political institutionalization : organizing local occupational safety and health activities (English)
The ways of organizing political problem solving in society are not static. A pluralistic dynamic society requires a continious reconsideration and adaption of its political institutions, i.e. political institutionalization. Institutionalization demands prior organizing activities among actors for political aims. Organizing activities can be seen both internally, externally or between existing organisations and institutions .
The degree of institutionalization reflects the organizing activities' survival capacity. The higher the degree of institutionalization the more likely it is that the organizing activity will become a formally based organisation or institution, or will change the dominating values of organisations or institutions. The degree of institutionalization is discussed using the concepts of adaptability, complexity, autonomy and flexibility.
The thesis represents a problem-oriented implementation approach where individuals' joint ways of organizing problem- solving are the basis for analysis of both policy-realization and political institutionalization. Policy is defined as ideas and the ways of creating institutional arrangements in order to realize them. A "policy-problem", defined as the empirical question answered by examining the process of institutionalization, is used to study the policy-processes in the field of occupational safety and health.
The ways in which individuals collectively organize in order to create a good working environment are studied using the concept of implementation structures. These are defined as phenomenological administrative units of analysis, i.e. groups of individuals empirically judged to take part in solving the policy problem.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet , 1991. , 246 p.
Forskningsrapporter i statsvetenskap vid Umeå universitet, ISSN 0349-0831 ; 1991:4
Political institutionalization, political insti¬tutions, occupational safety and health, policy analysis, im¬plementation studies, welfare state, central-local government relations, municipalities
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-62938OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-62938DiVA: diva2:580294
1991-05-24, Hörsal 1, Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, Umeå universitet, Umeå, 13:15