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The Swedish Municipality Director: A managerial function between politics and administration

Leif Jonsson

in The Work of Managers

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199639724
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738661 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.003.0010
The Swedish Municipality Director: A managerial function between politics and administration

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The Municipality Director in Sweden is appointed to a civil servant management function that links municipal politics and administration. The evidence from four studies conducted from 1999 to 2009 is used to describe and analyse this governmental function. The four studies increase our understanding of the Municipality Director function by examining its content, its power resources, and its context. The four studies had different aims, took different scientific approaches, and used different theoretical supports. However, their findings are complementary. The analysis and comparison of these studies point to an important issue in social scientific research – namely the difficulty in balancing, on the one hand, a critical, basic approach that uses theoretical conceptualizations with, on the other hand, an open and sensitive interest in identifying social conditions using empirical materials.

Keywords: Municipality Director; social scientific research; civil service management; municipal politics; municipal administration

Chapter.  6963 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour

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