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  • 1.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Anti-immigration party impact on local migration policy in Sweden2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Do Anti-immigration Parties Matter? The Case of the Sweden Democrats and Local Refugee Policy2014In: Scandinavian Political Studies, ISSN 0080-6757, E-ISSN 1467-9477, Vol. 37, no 3, p. 323-343Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    With the increased electoral success of anti-immigration parties, questions regarding whatimpact the parties actually have naturally follow. Previous research has rarely explored thisquestion. Furthermore, within this body of research, one is given different answers. While someargue that anti-immigration parties have made an impact on public policy, others find no suchevidence. This article shows that some of this inconsistency is a consequence of the method-ological strategies that have been employed. Previous studies are either single case studies orcomparisons of a small number of countries. Consequently, different parties in different insti-tutional settings are compared, making it difficult to estimate the actual impact of the party ofinterest. In order to circumvent such methodological problems, this article explores the ques-tion of anti-immigration party impact on a local level and asks if the Sweden Democrats (SD)have managed to influence decisions on refugee reception in Swedish municipalities. Theanalysis shows mixed results. First, while unable to find an independent effect of the size ofthe representation of the SD, it appears that the party’s impact is conditioned by them holdingthe balance of power. Second, the SD’s impact is not dependent upon whether there isright-wing or left-wing rule, although local migration policy is stricter when the main right-wingparty has strong support.

  • 3.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Local refugee reception and the impact of the Sweden Democrats2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Political Parties and Local Refugee Reception in Sweden2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    With the increased electoral success of anti-immigration parties, questions on what actual impact the parties obtain naturally follow.Previous research only sparsely has explored this question. Furthermore, within this body of research we are given different answers. While some arguethatanti-immigration parties have made an impact on public policy others find no such evidence. We argue that some of this inconsistency is a consequence of the methodological strategies that have been employed. Previous studies are single case studies or comparisons of a smaller number of countries. Consequently different parties in different institutional settings are compared making it hard to estimate the actual impact of the party of interest. In order to circumvent such methodological problems this studyexplore the question of anti-immigration party impact from a local level and asks if the Sweden Democrats (SD) has managed to influence decisions on refugee receptions in Swedish municipalities.Our analysis show mixed results. Firstly, while we are unable to find an independent effect of the size of the representation of SD we show that the party's impact is conditioned by them holding the balance of power. Secondly, SD impact is not dependent on whether there is a right-wing or left-wing rule although wecan show that local migration policy is stricter when the main right-wing party has a strong support

  • 5.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    SD har makt över lokal flyktingpolitik2014Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 6.
    Brännström, Lotta
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Invandring till jobb: Mottagande och etablering bland utrikes födda i Västernorrlands län2016Report (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Brännström, Lotta
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lived biographies of changing integration regimes: Migrant narratives ofinstitutional support and labor market in/exclusion in Sweden2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to explore the interconnection between lived biographies and changing integration policies through migrant narratives on institutional support and labor market experiences. The approach applied in this study allows us to pay particular attention to the dynamic character of integration and to make links between personal, organizational and policy domains, analyzing the shifted integration regimes from the standpoint of migrants. The Swedish politics of integration has during the last year’s undergone vast changes and in 2010, the largest change in the Swedish history of integration policies was performed (etableringsreformen) which meant an increasingly emphasized focus on employment and workfare before welfare and the responsibility for new migrants was transferred from the municipalities to the employment service. As a consequence the rhetoric of integration in Sweden also changed, from what was in municipalities talked about as introduction, to what is now talked about as reception and establishment. By combining immigrants’ subjective views and evaluations with the trajectories of their work biographies, we will discuss changing integration regimes as ‘lived experiences’ of individuals who are subjected to and employed in different occupations that the different integration regimes produces.

  • 8.
    Brännström, Lotta
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Röster som borde höras : migranters syn på integrationspolitik2016Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 9.
    Große, Christine
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Danielsson, Erna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Larsson, Aron
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Wallman Lundåsen, Susanne
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Björkqvist, Olof
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Collaboration and Decision-making in Response Planning for Power Shortages: The Swedish Policy2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Electricity is a key resource for the majority of societal functions and constitutes an important sector in the critical infrastructure of modern societies. Disturbances in power supply can have cascading effects on interdependent public sectors and ordinary citizens. However, it seems nearly impossible to completely prevent the occurrence of power shortages. Strategies to address temporary power losses are therefore essential. This paper aims to increase the understanding of national policies to manage the early consequences of power outages. Therefore, we critically review the Swedish national policy called Styrel as part of Swedish Crisis Management System. In the scientific literature, there are few examples similar to Styrel for handling emergencies in the electricity system. Particularly, we seek to discover related risks and benefits, conditions and constraints, as well as effects for specific stakeholders. We argue that the approach cannot yet be considered as fully developed. Three areas requiring improvement are identified. First, the scope and terms of the process must be specified. Second, (better) quality management seems necessary. Third, people responsible for identifying and prioritizing power consumers critical to local society need better decision aid. Improvements could facilitate risk-communication and collaboration among actors as well as decision-making and organisational learning.

  • 10.
    Lidén, Gustav
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Evidence of Swedish municipalities' reception of unaccompanied minors: A multi-method approach2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden annually receives several thousands of unaccompanied minors who have left their home countries due to poverty or abuse or because they have become trapped in warzones. These children can either receive a residence permit that grants them the status of quota refugees or go through the process of applying for asylum. Swedish municipalities are responsible for the housing of and care of these children. Two empirical phenomena are associated with this reception. First, a variation exists between those who have a reception and those who do not. Second, in recent years a tremendous change has occurred in that the number of more positively inclined municipalities has grown. To examine these aspects, we derive from structural conditions and form a set of hypotheses that is based on assumptions about municipalities’ rational acting and then continue with a statistical examination of all the municipalities for a number of years. We complement these findings with intensive inquiries into two municipalities that have both established a reception during the examined time period, and we evaluate the structurally founded causal effects from a micro perspective. Our findings show that municipalities with a challenging demographical situation are more inclined to maintain or to start to offer reception of minors. Additional effects such as economic and political consequences could also influence decision-makers. However, this article also provides data that reveal the actual effect of leading politicians’ own desires and beliefs in shaping such local migration policy.

  • 11.
    Lidén, Gustav
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Explaining Local Swedish Refugee Policy2014In: Journal of International Migration and Integration, ISSN 1488-3473, E-ISSN 1874-6365, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 547-565Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the Swedish migration system, the local level plays a crucial role since the municipalities have full autonomy to accept or decline refugees. This has created a considerable variation in numbers of immigrants among municipalities, and there is a large variation in local societies' willingness to receive refugees. In this study, we focus on all the Swedish municipalities for a time span of several years and derive from economic, demographic, socio-cultural, and explanatory factors that have been put forward in earlier research. Through quantitative analysis, we can show how income, the unemployment rate, population, and support for the right-wing party negatively vary with the willingness to receive refugees. Moreover, the distribution of income results in the opposite significant direction. These results, partly contradicting theory, show the importance of a nuanced and holistic theoretical base in further research.

  • 12.
    Lidén, Gustav
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lokal migrationspolitik: Om flyktingmottagande och integration i svenska kommuner. 2015Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 13.
    Lidén, Gustav
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lokalt flyktingmottagande: strukturer, aktörer och processer2015In: Lokalt beslutsfattande / [ed] Niklas Bolin, Sara Nyhlén och Pär M. Olausson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Lidén, Gustav
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Reception of refugees in Sweden2012Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In the Swedish migration system the municipalities play a crucial role since they have full autonomy to accept or decline refugees. This has created a considerable variation in numbers of immigrants among municipalities’ and there is a large variation in local societies’ willingness to receive refugees. In this study we focus on all the Swedish municipalities for a time span of several years and derive from economic, demographic, socio-cultural and explanatory factors that have been put forward in earlier research. Through quantitative analysis we can show how income, the unemployment rate, population and support for the right-wing party negatively vary with the willingness to receive refugees. Moreover, the distribution of income results in the opposite significant direction. These results, partly contradicting theory, show the importance of a nuanced and holistic theoretical base in further research.

  • 15.
    Lidén, Gustav
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Reception of refugees in Swedish municipalities: evidences from comparative case studies2015In: Migration and Development, ISSN 2163-2332, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 55-71Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    By focusing on the Swedish municipality level, we provide an intensive examination of how several Swedish municipalities design their local refugee policy, according to which they either accept or do not accept refugees. This can vary because of either instrumental or symbolic reasons. Combining this local perspective with actor-oriented theory, we derive from rationalistic premises concerning how political leaders and bureaucrats act to maximize their interests. By selecting municipalities that share important characteristics except their attitude towards the reception of refugees, we can, through analysing interviews and documents, show how a pragmatic view and internal constraints often shape local decision-making in terms of shaping refugee policy. Rationalistic perspectives do not prevail completely, though implying that other factors influence decision-making in this area.

  • 16.
    Lidén, Gustav
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Refugee Policy and Local Decision-Making: Comparative Case studies from Sweden2012Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Migration flows are frequent topics of research in different disciplines. Focusing on the Swedish municipality level, we complement such earlier studies’ macro perspective with an intensive examination of how a few Swedish municipalities design their local refugee policy and thereby either accept or do not accept refugees. Combining this local perspective with micro theory, we derive from rationalistic premises of how political leaders and bureaucrats act to maximize their interests. By selecting municipalities that share several important characteristics except their attitude towards the reception of refugees, we can, through analyzing interviews and documents, show how a pragmatic view and internal constraints often shape local decision making in terms of outlining refugee policy.Doing this makes it possible to connect the actors’ behavior with structures forming the society and the municipality’s organization in which they are embedded.

  • 17.
    Lidén, Gustav
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Structure and Agency in Swedish Municipalities’ Reception of Unaccompanied Minors2016In: The Journal of Refugee Studies, ISSN 0951-6328, E-ISSN 1471-6925, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 39-59Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Children without parents or guardians who leave their home country to start a new life somewhere else are a contemporary and global phenomenon that represents a significant proportion of the migration to developed states. Although, historically, Swedish municipalities have been, through traditions of local self-government, able to decide whether to receive unaccompanied children or not, a significant subnational variation does exist. This study addresses this variation by examining the factors that explain whether a municipality offers to receive such children. To examine these factors, we derive from structural conditions and form a set of hypotheses that is based on assumptions about municipalities’ rational action and then continue with a statistical examination of all municipalities for a number of years. We complement these findings with intensive inquiries into two municipalities that have established a reception during the examined time period. The findings reveal that political factors, such as support for parties that are sceptical about immigration, are negatively related to a receiving policy. In addition, structural characteristics such as population size and levels of human capital have a positive effect on the outcome of the policy. The results from case studies add to such findings and emphasize that, although economic aspects are ubiquitous and hard to neglect, decision makers do stress the real and long-term benefits of reception.

  • 18.
    Lidén, Gustav
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Sara
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Challenging Steering: Public and Private relations within Swedish integration policy2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Lidén, Gustav
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Sara
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Contradictions in government steering: analyzing the Swedish establishment reform2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In December 2010 significant parts of Swedish migration policy were changed. Through ”establishment reform” a centralization was implemented in which the national level took over the responsibility of municipalities for the establishment of newly arrived immigrants. In today's system, the responsibility is shared between several authorities, and the municipalities, the Swedish Public Employment Service, the County Councils, the Swedish Migration Board, and publicly financed private services are the central actors. Recent governmental reports have described the current situations as being characterized by coordination problems and shortcomings in accountability. Having that said, this policy creates an institutional landscape that spans both vertical and horizontal dimensions, reflecting several levels of the public administration and, simultaneously, actors that originate from the governmental, regional, local, and private sectors. In this article we present one of the first Swedish studies on this reformed policy area and apply theoretically founded ideal types for analyzing the governing within the reform. Hence, the focus of the article is to analyze the complex steering processes that arise when the two quite contradictory elements of centralization and governance emerges. We examine one Swedish region in which parts of the establishment reform was applied as a pilot project before being applied to the rest of Sweden. Results are theoretically unexpected, both giving results of traits of governance steering but also of top-down perspectives and great restrictions for involved actors.

  • 20.
    Lidén, Gustav
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Sara
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Forced cooperation from above: The case of Sweden's establishment reform2015In: Policy Studies, ISSN 0144-2872, E-ISSN 1470-1006, Vol. 36, no 5, p. 468-486Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In December 2010, significant parts of Swedish integration policy were changed. Through the ‘establishment reform’, a centralization was implemented in which the national level overtook the responsibility of municipalities for the establishment of newly arrived immigrants. In today's system, the responsibility is shared between several authorities, the municipalities, and publicly financed private actors. Recent governmental reports have described the current situation as being characterized by coordination problems and shortcomings in accountability. This policy creates an institutional landscape that spans both vertical and horizontal dimensions, reflecting several levels of the public administration and actors that originate from several sectors. The purpose of this article is to explore the governance of Swedish integration policy, with a theoretical focus derived from the ideal types of hierarchy, market, and network. We examine one Swedish region in which parts of the establishment reform were applied as a pilot project before being applied to the rest of Sweden. The theoretically driven results are unexpected in that they reveal traits of governance steering but also of top-down perspectives and restrictions for involved actors in a way that counteracts theoretical logics.

  • 21.
    Lidén, Gustav
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Sara
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Public and private networks in a multi-level perspective: A case of Swedish migration policy2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent governmental reports, the migration policy area has been pointed out asbeing characterized by coordination problems and shortcomings in accountability.In today's system, the responsibility is shared between several authorities, and themunicipalities, the Swedish Public Employment Service, the County Councils, theSwedish Migration Board, and publicly financed private services are the centralactors. Having that said, Swedish migration policy represents an archetypalexample of a complex governing process that spans several vertical levels andincludes a variety of actors with sometimes- conflicting responsibilities. Our studyhas the purpose of inquiring into governing within the “establishment reform”,and we base it on interviews with key actors and derive from theoretical idealtypes of networks, markets, and hierarchies. The results are somewhat unexpected.Networking structures run parallel with uncertainties concerning responsibilitiesin this area. Although this is a general flaw in such forms of governance, theaspects of combining this model with strong constraints in self-governance aremore unexpected. Hence, networks are forced to have a top-down perspective,combined with great restrictions in autonomy for the involved actors.

  • 22.
    Lidén, Gustav
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Sara
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Steering of integration policy: Public Private Relations within the Swedish Case2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Lidén, Gustav
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Wallman-Lundåsen, Susanne
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Engagemang och motivation bland politiker i Västernorrlands landstingsfullmäktige2012Report (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Nyhlén , Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Intentitestproblemet2005Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 25.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    A new market for entrepreneurs: Consequences of a school reform2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Det kommunala skolsystemet och friskoleetableringen: Tre norrländska kommuner ur ett konfliktperspektiv2009Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det svenska skolsystemet har gått från att vara ett centralistiskt system med i princip en huvudman till ett system där skolor kan drivas av flera olika huvudmän. Detta är ett resultat av de decentraliseringsreformer som den svenska skolan genomgått. Reformerna har resulterat i att kommunerna har fått större ansvar i hur skolan och tillhörande förvaltning skall organiseras och styras. Till detta har decentraliseringen möjliggjort etablering av fristående skolor vilket i sin tur bildat en kommunal kvasi-marknad för utbildning. Detta har utmanat den hierarkiska styrningsmodellen och kommunerna söker efter olika organisatoriska lösningar för att kunna hantera friskoleetableringen. I vissa fall leder dessa spänningar till konflikter mellan friskolor och kommun.

     

    Friskoleetableringen utmanar den byråkartiska hierarkiska styrningsmodellen. Lokala skolmarknader växer fram vilket vissa kommuner har svårt att anpassa sig till. Governaceforskningen talar i termer av en mer komplex styrning i och med att det finns ett flertal aktörer involverade. I den kommunala skolpolitiska kontexten är den hierarkiska styrningsmodellen inte helt irrelevant och den är inte fullt ut ersatt av de mer governanceinspirerade styrningsmodellerna. (Pierre m.fl 2008)  Däremot förekommer olika, mer eller mindre, decentraliserade organisationslösningar av den lokala skolförvaltningen vilka kan ses som svar på den utmaning som bl.a friskolorna innebär för de lokala skolförvaltningarna. I Governanceforskningen är de mer decentraliserade styrningsmodellerna mer anpassade till den komplexa situation som friskoleetableringarna utgör och dessa förvaltningar torde vara mer lämpade att utöva en effektiv styrning av den lokala skolpolitiken.

     

    I den moderna styrningslitteraturen nämns att konflikterna i dessa nya, mer decentraliserade, styrsystem tenderar att öka (Bäck 200, Lantto 2005). En förklaring är att i målstyrda system tenderar konflikter att bli en fråga för förvaltningsnivån snarare än den politiska nivån. Det papper jag har för avsikt att presentera tar avstamp i den förändrade styrningen och jag undersöker hur olika kommunala organiseringar av skolan påverkar utvecklandet av förvaltningspolitiska konflikter. Tre norrlandskommuner är i fokus, vilka är ungefär lika stora, samma politiska majoritet samt med ett liknande antal friskolor på gymnasienivå.

     

  • 27.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    En marknad för entreprenörer: skolreformens konsekvenser2011In: Politikens entreprenörskap: kreativ problemlösning och förändring / [ed] Marie-Louise von Bergmann Winberg & Elin Wihlborg, Stockholm: Liber, 2011, 1, p. 157-175Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 28.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Från politisk konkurren till utförarkonkurrens: Om kommunen som arena för serviceproduktion och frågan om kontroll2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Från politisk konkurrens till utförarkonkurrens: Om kommunen som kvalitetskontrollant2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Kommunen och skolmarknaden: - Strategier och förhållningssätt2013In: När förvaltning blir business: - Marknadiseringens utmaningar för demokratin och välfärdsstaten / [ed] Linda Rönnberg, Urban Stranberg, elin Wihlborg, Ulrika Winblad, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2013, p. 153-168Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Konflikt eller samförstånd2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lokala och regionala skolmarknader.: Den svenska skolan efter 1980- och 1990-talets reformförändringar2013In: Regioner, regionalism och entreprenörskap: Festskrift till Marie-Louise von Bergmann-winberg / [ed] Pär M. Olausson, Jon Nyhlén, Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet , 2013, 1, p. 151-164Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Några medtodologiska funderingar2004Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 34. Nyhlén, Jon
    Orsaker till konflikt?: En förstudie av tre svenska kommuner och fristående skolor2008Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Paths to independent schools2006Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Power and Conflict2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Styrideal och konflikt: Om friskoleetablering i tre norrländska kommuner2011Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    During the last decades, the public sector in Western democracies has undergone drastic changes. These changes have meant privatization and a more diverse service provision. Because of privatization, activities that were previously reserved for the public sector can now be conducted by the private sector. This has led to the traditional hierarchical model to be challenged by a new governing style throughmarket mechanisms, which was introduced during the 1980s. Both the hierarchical model and market model have since been supplemented by the network model that was introduced in the 1990s. The new organization has meant that steering is currently done in a complex environment with varying outcomes. In the foreground of the theoretical concepts that captures the development describedearlier is governance. The starting point of the governance perspective is that the traditional bureaucracy model for governing is challenged by new forms of organization and steering. In the early 1990s, it became possible, due to a change in legislation, to startindependent schools with public funding. This legislation change has had a major impact on the Swedish school system in terms of organization and steering issues. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how the ideals of hierarchy, market andnetworking appear in the municipal steering of the local school system, and how these ideals affect the development and the intensity of the conflicts in the surveyed municipalities. The focus of the empirical study is three municipalities from the northern parts of Sweden, which are equal in terms of population, number of school pupils, the number of independent schools and with the samepolitical majority. The overall result of the thesis is that different governing ideals affect the levels of conflict in different ways. The municipality governed by marked ideals exhibit thehighest degree of conflict and the municipality governed by the network ideal exhibit lower levels of conflict. The municipality governed by the hierarchical ideal in the middle of the conflict scale.

  • 38.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    et al.
    Stockholms Universitet.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Bokanmälan: Alexander Betts & Paul Collier: Refuge– Transforming a Broken Refugee System, Felipe Amin Filomeno: Theories of Local ImmigrationPolicy2018In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, no 1Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 39.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Decision-Making in a Governance Context: An Analytical Framework2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In political science in general and specifically in the field of policy analysis, an eternal question concerns how decisions and policies arise. Just as political science has been influenced by movements such as governance and new public management, the analysis of decision-making has to adapt to new circumstances. Modern societies today are more complex and more polycentric than before and include competing actors that represent different interests. Hence, the need for an inclusive perspective seems obvious. Adding a methodological perspective, it is hard to know when these actions represent expressions from individuals or, alternatively, groups. In other words, when do individual actors’ actions transform into influencing norms, values, and cultures that affect the political system? By reviewing and analyzing earlier research on how decision-making is reached, the overall ambition of this article is to create a framework for analyzing processes of decision-making at local levels. Such a framework, that takes into account both the complexity of modern multi-governance and adds methodological perspectives of macro, micro, and causal mechanisms, can be used in future research to achieve richer pictures of how decision-making is carried out.

  • 40.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Methods for analyzing decision-making: a framework approach2014In: Quality and quantity, ISSN 0033-5177, E-ISSN 1573-7845, Vol. 48, no 5, p. 2523-2535Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In political science an eternal question concerns how decisions and policies arise. Modern society, characterized by more uncertainty and complexity than before, increases the challenge of providing valid answers. However, the general lack of methodological concern in several previous studies in this area stresses the need for elaborations of more suitable approaches. In this article we add a methodological perspective that deals with this very question. By reviewing and analyzing earlier research on how decision-making is reached, the overall ambition of this article is to create a framework that can lay the methodological foundation for further studies. Such a framework, which takes into account both the complexity of modern multi-governance societies and adds methodological perspectives of macro and micro standpoints as well as of causal mechanisms, can be used in future research to achieve richer pictures of how decision-making is carried out. In addition, we show how a certain technique of analysis is highly compatible to this framework and that jointly these features provide solutions for a better understanding of the complexity of modern decision-making. All in all, applying this strategy can be used to better systematize complex causal chains that reflect different analytical levels and thereby increase leverage on how to understand and explain the process of political decisions.

  • 41.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Björkqvist, Olof
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.
    Danielsson, Erna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Große, Christine
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Larsson, Aron
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information and Communication systems. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Wallman Lundåsen, Susanne
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Från myndighet till medborgare och tillbaka: En studie av samverkan och kommunikation inomramen för STYREL2018Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    STYREL is a planning process aiming at ensuring electricity supply to sociallyimportant objects during a situation of power shortage. The fact that STYREL is animportant planning process with great importance for securing the electricitysupply to important users of electricity is an opinion all the interviewees express.At the same time, there is also a consensus that the process is in need ofdevelopment and change in order to achieve the aims behind the process.The empirical study included documents, investigations, 65 interviews,participatory observation and participation in meetings and network meetingswithin the framework of the planning process. The critical review shows that thereare several areas of improvement to consider that could increase the quality andreduce the risk of important social functions becoming without electricity during aperiod of power shortage. The areas that are particularly highlighted in the studyconcern the necessity of integrating recurring feedback into the planning system,creating networks at both local and regional level to ensure that private-sector orimportant civil society actors is excluded and finally, further clarify the varioussteps and the different roles in the planning system. This can be achievedcomparing with international planning systems on critical infrastructure and withnational planning systems within the crisis management systems.

  • 42.
    Olausson, Pär
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, JonMid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Regioner, regionalism och entreprenörskap: Festskrift till Marie-Louise von Bergmann-Winberg2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    INNEHÅLLSFÖRTECKNING

    Jon Nyhlén, Pär M. Olausson, Ulrika Sjöholm: Förord  ii

    Tabula Gratulatoria  v

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    Björn Fjæstad: Forskningens samhällsansvar – och samhällets forskningsansvar  1

    Stig Montin: Samarbete för hållbar regional utveckling? 11

    Anders Larsson, Gustav Lidén: Är en region alltid regional? 29

    Thomas Denk: Komparativ regionforskning - möjligheter och utmaningar . 48

    Dag Anckar: Regioner i Söderhavet: Kiribati och Tuvalu  61

    Susanne Wallman Lundåsen: Platsens betydelse för värderingar och politiskt handlande 78

    Carsten Anckar: Val och väljare i Moldavien 90

    Sara Nyhlén: Politiska- och policyentreprenörer som aktörer i en governancekontext –vilka implikationer får det? 105

    Dimitri Ioannides, Evangelia Petridou: Creative Serendipity: when art and public entrepreneurship revitalize a downtown  120

    Pär M. Olausson: Politiskt entreprenörskap och autonomi - fallet Åland  139

    Jon Nyhlén: Lokala och regionala skolmarknader. Den svenska skolan efter 1980- och 1990-talets Reformförändringar  151

    Wilhelm Skoglund: Färgfabriken Norr - konst eller näringsliv? 165

    Elin Wihlborg: Metaforernas makt - en tänkande tankresa på väg ut ur tillväxtnormen 181

    Pontus Tallberg: Reflektioner kring Samarbete med Marie-Louise  196

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