Local information activities 1979

SND-ID: snd0005-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/001127

Is part of collection at SND: Evaluation of the commune reapportionment reform


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lennart Brantgärde - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science rorId


The purpose of this survey was to illustrate the information activities of the Swedish municipalities during a period of increasing need for local information, due to the amalgamation reform and the expansion of local activities. A mail questionnaire, framed in collaboration with the information department of the Swedish Association of Local Authorities, was sent to all local governments. The questionnaire included questions on information papers and other summaries of local service and activities, information bureaus and local advertising. Other questions dealt with information to immigrants and other groups in society.


Provide a current picture of the Swedish municipalities actions to inform the general public

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Swedish municipalities

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1979-01-01 – 1979-12-31



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1980-03
  • Data collector: University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science
  • Instrument: Questionnaire to the communes (Structured questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit


Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science


Iris Alfredsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science orcid


  • Funding agency: Swedish Council for Research in the Humanitie and Social Sciences
Topic and keywords

Research area

Land use and planning (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Information society (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Minorities (CESSDA Topic Classification)


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Brantgärde, L., Alfredsson, I., & Sjölin, M. (1981) Rapport från kommunaldemokratiska forskningsgruppen. Kommunalpolitik, massmedier och medborgare : Studier av kunskaper, mediautbud och förutsättningar för lokal opinionsbildning (Ds Kn 1981:13). Stockholm : LiberFörlag/Allmänna förl. ISBN: 91-38-06407-3.
ISSN: 0346-5721
ISBN: 91-38-06407-3

Strömberg, L., & Westerståhl, J. (eds.) (1984) De nya kommunerna. Stockholm: Liber.
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ISBN: 9789138903186

Strömberg, L., & Westerståhl, J. (eds.) (1984) The new Swedish communes : a summary of local government research. Stockholm: Liber. ISBN 91-38-90572-8.
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ISBN: 9789138905722

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Published: 1988-11-01
Last updated: 2019-05-21