Local elections 1966

SND-ID: snd0111-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002370


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jörgen Westerståhl - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science rorId


The project ´Local government autonomy - local government boundaries´ was carried out jointly by the Departments of Political Science at five Swedish universities. It was conducted from 1965 to 1971, on the eve of the comprehensive amalgamations of municipalities which had been decided on but not fully implemented. This study, carried out in connection with the local elections in 1966, embraces 50 personal interviews in each of the 36 municipalities of sample A and 200 personal interviews in each of the three largest cities, making a total of 2 400 interviews. The interview questions deal with, among other things, duration of residence, experience of other types of municipalities, knowledge about and attitude toward local self-government, party activity, and evaluation of local government services.

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Method and outcome

Unit of analysis

Time period(s) investigated

1966-09-01 – Ongoing



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Data collection
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Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science

Topic and keywords

Research area

Elections (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)


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Birgersson, B O., Forsell, H., Odmark, T., Strömberg, L., & Örtendahl, C. (1971) Den kommunala självstyrelsen. Medborgarna informeras. Stockholm : Almqvist & Wiksell.
Google Books

Westerståhl, J. (1970) Den kommunala självstyrelsen : ett forskningsprogram. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell.
Google Books

Westerståhl, J. (1970) The Communal Research Program in Sweden. The New Atlantis, No. 2.

Birgersson, B.O. (1969). Det kommunala kommunikationssystemet: en undersökning av den kommunala informationen via massmedia under icke-valtid. Stockholm:

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Version 1.0. 1995-08-16

Version 1.0: 1995-08-16

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002370

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Published: 1995-08-16
Last updated: 2019-02-05