Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 8. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. EXTA30 overlaps following cours/es: TNX075. Compulsory for: BI2. Course coordinator: Nils Gustafsson,, Department of Political Science. Assessment: Written examination. Home page:

The course highlights a number of central issues in the politically governed sector of society. The exertion of power in a democratic system. The authority of the government and parliament. Legislation and basic freedom and rights. Municipal autonomy. Public administration in the political system. The political governing of public administration. The influence of public administration on political decision-making. The organisation and competence of central and municipal administration. The relationship and division of labour between different responsible bodies in public administration. Resources in public activity; central and municipal budgetary procedure, tax and fee funding. Developmental traits in public administration. The renewal of the public sector. Swedish public administration in an international perspective. Tuition consists of lessons and seminars. Discussions and practise exercises are emphasised.

Bennich-Björkman, Li och Blomqvist, Paula (red), 2008. Mellan folkhem och Europa. Svensk politik i brytningstid. Malmö: Liber.
Rothstein, Bo (red), 2010. Politik som organisation: förvaltningspolitikens grundproblem. Tredje upplagan. SNS förlag, Stockholm 2010. (även andra upplagan från 2001)
Offentligt tryck och instuderingsmaterial (tillhandahålles via kurshemsidan)