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Enroth, H. & Sjölin, M. (2018). Democracy and the Cartel Party (1ed.). In: Henrik Enroth & Magnus Hagevi (Ed.), Cartelisation,Convergence or Increasing Similarities?: Lessons from Parties in Parliament (pp. 189-204). London: ECPR Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Democracy and the Cartel Party
2018 (English)In: Cartelisation,Convergence or Increasing Similarities?: Lessons from Parties in Parliament / [ed] Henrik Enroth & Magnus Hagevi, London: ECPR Press, 2018, 1, p. 189-204Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: ECPR Press, 2018 Edition: 1
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79470 (URN)978-1-78552-254-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-01-15 Created: 2019-01-15 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Loxbo, K. & Sjölin, M. (2017). Parliamentary opposition on the wane?: The Case of Sweden, 1970–2014. Government and Opposition, 52(4), 587-613
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parliamentary opposition on the wane?: The Case of Sweden, 1970–2014
2017 (English)In: Government and Opposition, ISSN 0017-257X, E-ISSN 1477-7053, Vol. 52, no 4, p. 587-613Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

While it is commonly assumed that parliamentary opposition is on the wane in Western democracies, we argue that evidence supporting this established proposition is lacking. Therefore, drawing on unique data from the Swedish parliament (the Riksdag), between 1970 and 2014, this article breaks new ground by systematically testing the ‘waning–of–opposition thesis’. First, we explore patterns of cross-partisan cooperation by gauging the extent to which governments seek to accommodate the position of the opposition. Second, we tap into the degree of partisan conflict over time by mapping the degree to which the opposition politicises and rejects government policies. Our findings directly contradict the waning–of–opposition thesis. In contrast to theoretical expectations, including the influential ‘cartel party thesis’, the article finds that partisan struggles in general have intensified significantly over time. Therefore, the article casts a serious shadow of doubt over the influential idea that parliamentary opposition is waning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2017
Keywords
opposition, parliamentary opposition, waning-of-opposition, cartel party, Sweden
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45852 (URN)10.1017/gov.2015.39 (DOI)000410222400002 ()2-s2.0-84957596712 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Partistyre i förändring – förändrade villkor för riksdagens partigrupper
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, RRD10-1373:1
Available from: 2015-08-24 Created: 2015-08-24 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Bergh, A., Erlingsson, G., Sjölin, M. & Öhrvall, R. (2016). A Clean House?: Studies of Corruption in Sweden. Lund: Nordic Academic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Clean House?: Studies of Corruption in Sweden
2016 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Enligt så gott som alla internationella rankningslistor över korruption är Sverige bland de minst korrupta länderna i världen, med få avslöjade fall. Men innebär det att det svenska samhället inte alls är drabbat?

Författarna till A Clean House? kastar med sin bok ljus över en ljusskygg verksamhet. Deras studie kombinerar aktuell forskning och egna empiriska undersökningar.

Vad vet vi om korruption i Sverige, och vad kan sägas om utvecklingen över tid? Bokens författare, med bakgrund i samhällsvetenskap och ekonomi, visar hur länder som ses som okorrupta kan ha specifika problem som ej bör underskattas eller ignoreras. Detta är den första djupgående studien på engelska av korruption i ett lågkorrupt, utvecklat välfärdsland.

Genom att peka på orsaker, händelseförlopp och konsekvenser av korruption i lågkorrupta länder identifierar författarna faktorer som saknas i internationella undersökningar av korruption. De föreslår konstruktiva reformer som kan motverka de typer av korruption som förekommer i ”hälsosamma” samhällen.

Abstract [en]

According to virtually all international corruption rankings, Sweden is one of the top performing countries with very few exposed incidents of corruption. But does this automatically imply that it can be declared a perfectly ‘healthy patient’? By extensively reviewing existing research and adding empirical sets of data, the authors of A Clean House? shed light on shady corners of the Swedish case.

What do we know about corruption in Sweden, and what can be said of such affairs over time? Four scholars of political science and economics describe how countries typically viewed as low-corruption states can have particular problems that should not be underestimated nor neglected. This is the first comprehensive study in English of corruption in a low-corruption, mature welfare state.

By revealing causes, scope and consequences of the corruption in low-corruption countries, the authors point out shortcomings in the international evaluations of corruption, and suggest constructive reforms that might curb the types of corruption occurring in ”healthy” societies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2016. p. 160
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55831 (URN)9789188168351 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2007-7265
Available from: 2016-08-29 Created: 2016-08-29 Last updated: 2016-11-15Bibliographically approved
Andersson, S., Bergh, A., Erlingsson, G. Ó. & Sjölin, M. (Eds.). (2014). Korruption, maktmissbruk och legitimitet (2ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Korruption, maktmissbruk och legitimitet
2014 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014. p. 278 Edition: 2
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-40476 (URN)9789144105482 (ISBN)
Projects
Tillit och korruption i lokalpolitiken
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2015-02-26 Created: 2015-02-26 Last updated: 2017-01-17Bibliographically approved
Bergh, A., Erlingsson, G., Sjölin, M. & Öhrvall, R. (2013). Allmän nytta eller egen vinning?: En ESO-rapport om korruption på svenska. Stockholm: Fritzes
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Allmän nytta eller egen vinning?: En ESO-rapport om korruption på svenska
2013 (Swedish)Report (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Fritzes, 2013. p. 181
Series
Rapport till Expertgruppen för studier i offentlig ekonomi ; 2013:2
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-25322 (URN)978-91-38-23919-3 (ISBN)
Projects
Tillit och korruption i lokalpolitiken
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2013-04-15 Created: 2013-04-15 Last updated: 2018-04-12Bibliographically approved
Sjölin, M. (2012). Party Goverment in Flux: Changing Conditions for Party Groups in the Swedish Riksdag. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 114(1), 119-127
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Party Goverment in Flux: Changing Conditions for Party Groups in the Swedish Riksdag
2012 (English)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 114, no 1, p. 119-127Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: , 2012
Keywords
politiska partier, riksdagen, partigrupper
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-18678 (URN)
Projects
Party Government in Flux
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, RRD10-1373:1
Available from: 2012-05-15 Created: 2012-05-15 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Andersson, S., Bergh, A., Erlingsson, G. & Sjölin, M. (Eds.). (2010). Korruption, maktmissbruk och legitimitet (1ed.). Stockholm: Norstedts Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Korruption, maktmissbruk och legitimitet
2010 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Norstedts Förlag, 2010. p. 278 Edition: 1
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-6318 (URN)978-91-1-302323-6 (ISBN)
Projects
Tillit och korruption i lokalpolitiken
Available from: 2010-06-17 Created: 2010-06-17 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Sjölin, M. (2010). Vad är korruption? Om korruption och politisk etik. In: Staffan Andersson, Andreas Bergh, Gissur Erlingsson, Mats Sjölin (Ed.), Korruption, maktmissbruk och legitimitet (pp. 28-56). Stockholm: Norstedts Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vad är korruption? Om korruption och politisk etik
2010 (Swedish)In: Korruption, maktmissbruk och legitimitet / [ed] Staffan Andersson, Andreas Bergh, Gissur Erlingsson, Mats Sjölin, Stockholm: Norstedts Förlag, 2010, p. 28-56Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Norstedts Förlag, 2010
Keywords
korruption, politisk etik, politisk teori
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-6313 (URN)978-91-1-302323-6 (ISBN)
Projects
Tillit och korruption i lokalpolitiken
Available from: 2010-06-17 Created: 2010-06-17 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Bergh, A., Erlingsson, G. & Sjölin, M. (2009). Egoism, grupplojalitet och korruption i svensk kommunalpolitik: Lärdomar från spelteori och experimentell samhällsvetenskap. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 111(4), 347-373
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Egoism, grupplojalitet och korruption i svensk kommunalpolitik: Lärdomar från spelteori och experimentell samhällsvetenskap
2009 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 111, no 4, p. 347-373Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Egoism, group loyalty and corruption in Swedish local politics: Lessons from game theory and experimental social science

Recent advances in game theory and experimental social science provide insights for the study of corruption and abuse of power in local politics. We survey the evidence from theoretical and experimental research and illustrate findings and problems with two examples from a survey among local politicians and officials in Sweden. The most simplified theoretical models, such as the prisoner’s dilemma, fail to capture the distinction between group loyal behavior at different levels. There are several grey zones between pro-social behavior and corruption. These grey zones can be considered corruption danger zones. While Sweden is typically seen as a non-corrupt society, there are several situations where local politicians and officials must make choices in these corruption danger zones. Both formal institutions and informal norms influence these choices, and the views among politicians can vary substantially regarding what behavior is considered acceptable. Communication, openness and public debate can help the fight against corruption.

National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-6529 (URN)
Projects
Tillit och korruption i lokalpolitiken
Available from: 2010-01-06 Created: 2010-01-06 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Andersson, S. & Sjölin, M. (Eds.). (2008). Arbetsgrupp: Offentlig korruption och politisk etik: Konferens: Nordic Political Science Association’s annual conference 2008. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arbetsgrupp: Offentlig korruption och politisk etik: Konferens: Nordic Political Science Association’s annual conference 2008
2008 (Swedish)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
., 2008
Series
Konferens: Nordic Political Science Association’s annual conference, Tromsø, 6-9 August 2008
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science; Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-3606 (URN)
Available from: 2008-11-06 Created: 2008-11-06 Last updated: 2016-11-15Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
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