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Marketization and the Quality of Residential Elderly Care in Sweden
Against a backdrop of increased levels of marketization of welfare services in OECD countries, this article aims to shed light on the separate effects of private ownership and competition on service quality. Using residential ...
Losing gamble: Mainstream parties' failed strategy to counter anti-immigrant parties
The emergence of anti-immigrant parties in Western Europe has provoked very different responses from mainstream parties. Some have tried to counter the antiimmigrant parties, while others have tried to recapture lost voters ...
Do You Believe Me? Public Sector Incentive Systems in Japan, Korea, Spain, and Sweden
This paper presents a theoretical hypothesis for understanding the success of performance-related incentives in the public sector, based on insights developed in the private sector. The paper argues that incentives are ...
THE QOG EXPERT SURVEY II Report
THE QUALITY OF GOVERNMENT EXPERT SUR-VEY II IN BRIEF • The Quality of Government Expert Survey II (QoG Expert Survey II) focuses on the organizational design of public bureaucracies and bureaucratic behavior on countries ...
The Abandoned Trustees. Explaining Corruption in Local Government
This paper engages in the debate about how different ways of organizing relations between politicians and bureaucrats affect corruption. Research has established robust correlations between the political autonomy of ...
Procurement and Competition in Swedish Municipalities.
This paper asks if low political competition is associated with manipulation of public procurement pro-cesses. Using unique Swedish municipal data from 2009 to 2015, it demonstrates that when one party dominates local ...
Sweden and the COVID-19 Crisis
Conflict-resolvers or tools of electoral struggle?Swedish commissions of inquiry 1990-2016
Many countries face growing challenges of democratic governance from political polarizationand the increasingly complex nature of policy problems. The question is then how can governments build consensus and confer ...
The Immigration Issue and Anti-Immigrant Party Success: Is Sweden the Odd Case Out?
The handling of the immigration issue by established parties and the electoral success of anti-immigrant parties are closely linked. Comparative research on anti-immigrant parties argues that articulation of the immigration ...