Deltagardemokrati eller affärsangelägenhet?: Om kollektivt deltagande i en marknadiserad äldreomsorg
2015 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 117, no 4, 95-123 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article aims to examine participation and influence of pensioners’ organizations in a context of marketization within local elderly care. The literature on New Public Management (NPM) points out different views on the effects of marketization on the participation of organized interests within the decision-making process. One view states marketization implies less of participation by organized interests since this stands in conflict with inherent values of NPM, such as efficiency and the citizen as customer on a market. An opposite view states that marketization does not cause this effect, i.e., organized interests participate in the same manner as before. The empirical investigation consists of interviews and official documents from four Swedish municipalities with a marketized elderly care. The result is that marketization does not cause any major crowding out effect on organized interests from the decision-making process. However, concerns can be raised about the extent and quality of participation since procedures of contracting out are not always compatible with democratic values such as transparency and participation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Fahlbeckska stiftelsen , 2015. Vol. 117, no 4, 95-123 p.
civila samhället; äldreomsorg; pensionärsorganisationer; marknadisering, New Public Management; upphandlingar; deltagande; valfrihet; LOV; kommuner
Research subject statskunskap
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-117052OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-117052DiVA: diva2:904420
ProjectsEn ren affärsangelägenhet? Om pensionärsorganisationernas deltagande och inflytande i en marknadsanpassad äldreomsorg
FunderSwedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society (MUCF), 0942/13