Idrott och demokrati: Berggården IK 1974-2004
2015 (Swedish)In: Idrott, historia & samhälle, ISSN 0280-2775, 89-114 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this article we analyse a Swedish sport club’s journey from being a small local club run by a handful of locals, to become a ‘big club’ with several employees and various resources. By following the club’s organizational work over time, from its formation in 1974 to the year 2004, the purpose of this study is to gain knowledge about democratic processes of more general significance; how the growth in activities, membership and economic responsibilities affected the democratic structures and the internal work. Based on a democratic theoretical framework we scrutinize the decision-making processes of some core issues during the club’s history with focus on the breath and the depth of the processes. The empirical material consists of minutes of meetings, reports/documents, and interviews with club leaders. The analysis points out fluctuations in both the breadth and the depth. As the club extended its activities, the organizational democratic structures were strengthened, which facilitated the breadth and depth aspects. But the growth also meant more complex issues where expert knowledge was needed, a fact that came to aggravate the democratic breadth and depth.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. 89-114 p.
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114514OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-114514DiVA: diva2:896606