MYNDIGHETERNAS OCH POLITIKERNAS AGERANDE UNDER CORONAPANDEMIN Jämförande fallstudie mellan Sverige, Norge och Danmark
During the covid-19 pandemic the Scandinavian countries chose to handle the crisis differently. There is an uncertainty what has affected Sweden, Norway and Denmark to act the way they did. Sweden is a country that has gotten international attention for their crisis management. In a report made by Danish Folketinget a hypothesis is presented that states that a difference in the authority structure is what has affected the countries to deal with the coronavirus differently. Based on both Sweden’s, Norway’s and Denmark's reports and on three common sub-questions a comparison between the country’s crisis management have been implemented. This has clarified both the differences and similarities between the agencies and the government's actions and what consequences it has entailed. Folketingets hypothesis has been both confirmed and dismissed, because it has come to attention that the countries’ management has not differed to the extent that initially thought, and the Swedish crisis management does not deviate significantly. Folketinget has also claimed that the Swedish Folkhälsomyndighet on its own both controlled and made the decisions in relation to the pandemic, but this has shown not to be completely true, and the agency has not acted alone. A conclusion can therefore be that the authority structure has been an affecting factor during the covid-19 pandemic, but not in the sense about the number of involved agencies but to which extent the agencies have been a part of the decision-making process.