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Sverige och Art- och Habitatdirektivet - i samförstånd eller avvikande: En studie om reglerande dokuments roll i implementeringsprocessen
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Within the political science literature that deals with the implementation process a central part has long been what is sometimes called the implementation deficit. This means that the effect of a policy decision doesn´t turn out as it was originally intended. The often used explanation is that the policy decisions moves through many levels during its implementation where different actors can change or alter the decision in various degrees. This phenomenon has gradually become more and more attended within the legislative process in the European Union and has been addressed in numerous studies. The purpose of this paper is to examine the implementation of The Habitats Directive, as its embodied in regulatory documents, in the Swedish multi-level system. To concretize this purpose, I´ve used two research questions; [1] How well has The Habitats Directive been implemented in the regulatory documents? and [2] Which deviations from the Directive are there? To answer these questions I conduct an analysis of ideas of the regulatory documents that constitute the written implementation of the Directive. I compare the degree of consensus in the multi-level system based on two dimensions of the Directive, the Conservation dimension and the Habitats/Species dimension.

The result shows that the agreement between the EU Directive and the implementation of the Authority level is probably greater than that on the Parliamentary level . This contradicts the theory that the implementation of the multilevel system creates a cumulative implementation deficit and the result can be a contribution to further understanding and interpreting the practical implementation of the Directive.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 41 p.
Keyword [sv]
Implementering, EU, Sverige och EU, implementering av EU-direktiv, art- och habitatdirektivet, reglerande dokument, dokumentstudie, idéanalys.
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-85153OAI: diva2:691782
Educational program
Study Programme for Social Science
Available from: 2014-05-13 Created: 2014-01-28 Last updated: 2014-05-13Bibliographically approved

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