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Idrott och demokrati: Berggården IK 1974-2004
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.
2015 (Swedish)In: Idrott, historia & samhälle, ISSN 0280-2775, 89-114 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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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.

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2015. 89-114 p.
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114514OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-114514DiVA: diva2:896606
Available from: 2016-01-21 Created: 2016-01-21 Last updated: 2016-06-07Bibliographically approved

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