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Stromblad, P. & Bengtsson, B. (2017). Collective Political Action as Civic Voluntarism: Analysing Ethnic Associations as Political Participants by Translating Individual-level Theory to the Organizational Level. Journal of Civil Society, 13(2), 111-129
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collective Political Action as Civic Voluntarism: Analysing Ethnic Associations as Political Participants by Translating Individual-level Theory to the Organizational Level
2017 (English)In: Journal of Civil Society, ISSN 1744-8689, E-ISSN 1744-8697, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 111-129Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents and empirically evaluates an analytical experiment in which we seek to translate individual-level explanations of differences in political participation to an organizational level. Utilizing the Civic Voluntarism Model, we analyse the consequences of voluntary associations' politically valuable 'resources', 'motivation', and 'recruitment networks'. Using data from a survey of ethnic associations in Stockholm, Sweden, results suggest that the overall logic of how associational-level political participation is encouraged resembles corresponding mechanisms on the individual level. We conclude that both our theoretical argument and empirical findings merit further analyses of civil society actors' political participation with the approach taken in this study.

Keywords
Voluntary associations, ethnic associations, political participation, Civic Voluntarism Model (CVM), political resources, political motivation, political recruitment networks, Stockholm
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-340000 (URN)10.1080/17448689.2017.1302912 (DOI)000419320200001 ()
Available from: 2018-01-29 Created: 2018-01-29 Last updated: 2018-01-29Bibliographically approved
Myrberg, G., Strömblad, P. & Bengtsson, B. (2017). Etniska föreningar och politisk integration: Är Sverige en förebild?. In: Pieter Bewelander & Mikael Spång (Ed.), Valdeltagande och representation  – om invandring och politisk representation i Sverige: .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Etniska föreningar och politisk integration: Är Sverige en förebild?
2017 (Swedish)In: Valdeltagande och representation  – om invandring och politisk representation i Sverige / [ed] Pieter Bewelander & Mikael Spång, 2017Chapter in book (Refereed)
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-336392 (URN)978-91-88021-23-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-13 Created: 2017-12-13 Last updated: 2017-12-14
Bengtsson, B. (2017). Socialbostäder och stigberoende. Varför har vi inte ’social housing’ i Sverige?. In: Björn Andersson Frida Petersson & Anette Skårner (Ed.), Den motspänstiga akademikern: Festskrift till Ingrid Sahlin. Malmö: Égalité
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socialbostäder och stigberoende. Varför har vi inte ’social housing’ i Sverige?
2017 (Swedish)In: Den motspänstiga akademikern: Festskrift till Ingrid Sahlin / [ed] Björn Andersson Frida Petersson & Anette Skårner, Malmö: Égalité , 2017Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Égalité, 2017
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-336391 (URN)
Available from: 2017-12-13 Created: 2017-12-13 Last updated: 2017-12-14
Bengtsson, B. (2016). Adjustment, resistance, or system shift?: The Swedish housing regime at the crossroads. In: : . Paper presented at Uppsats till 5th Real Estate Workshop, Malmö 9–10 maj 2016..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Adjustment, resistance, or system shift?: The Swedish housing regime at the crossroads
2016 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-298179 (URN)
Conference
Uppsats till 5th Real Estate Workshop, Malmö 9–10 maj 2016.
Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-30 Last updated: 2016-06-30
Bengtsson, B. (2016). Myter om bostadssubventioner i ett historiskt perspektiv. In: CRUSH, The Critical Urban Sustainability Hub (Ed.), 13 myter om bostadsfrågan: (pp. 100-109). Årsta: Dokument press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Myter om bostadssubventioner i ett historiskt perspektiv
2016 (Swedish)In: 13 myter om bostadsfrågan / [ed] CRUSH, The Critical Urban Sustainability Hub, Årsta: Dokument press , 2016, p. 100-109Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Årsta: Dokument press, 2016
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-298174 (URN)9789185639960 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-30 Last updated: 2016-06-30
Bengtsson, B. (2016). Myter om den svenska hyrespolitiken. In: CRUSH, The Critical Urban Sustainability Hub (Ed.), 13 myter om bostadsfrågan: (pp. 18-29). Årsta: Dokument press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Myter om den svenska hyrespolitiken
2016 (Swedish)In: 13 myter om bostadsfrågan / [ed] CRUSH, The Critical Urban Sustainability Hub, Årsta: Dokument press , 2016, p. 18-29Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Årsta: Dokument press, 2016
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-298172 (URN)9789185639960 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-30 Last updated: 2016-06-30
Bengtsson, B. & Sørvoll, J. (2016). The Pyrrhic victory of civil society housing?: Co-operative housing in Sweden and Norway. International journal of housing policy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Pyrrhic victory of civil society housing?: Co-operative housing in Sweden and Norway
2016 (English)In: International journal of housing policy, ISSN 1461-6718, E-ISSN 1473-3269Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Co-operative housing in Sweden and Norway are true success stories of civil society housing in terms of market shares. This stands in stark contrast to some other European countries, where attempts to promote co-operative housing have consistently met with difficulties, both politically and in the market. The paper explores the history of co-operative housing in Sweden and Norway since 1945 through the lens of path dependence. Notably, co-operative housing changed gradually in both countries between the 1950s and the 1990s, when co-operative companies went from being civil society organisations espousing the ideals of self-help, democracy, non-profit and solidarity, towards becoming more market oriented and profit seeking. We argue that two drivers, ‘the logic of conflicting member interests’ and ‘the logic of competition and growth’, contributed decisively to this development. These drivers may also be good candidates for general mechanisms of civil society housing based partly on collective or individual ownership – if they are not kept at bay. In our view, there seems to be some trade-off between the pursuit of civil society objectives and market success. This should serve as a marker for advocates of civil society housing.

National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-298161 (URN)10.1080/14616718.2016.1162078 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-30 Last updated: 2017-11-28
Bengtsson, B. (2015). Allmännyttan och bostadspolitiken i går, i dag och i morgon: institutionella förutsättningar i förändring. Stockholm: SABO
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Allmännyttan och bostadspolitiken i går, i dag och i morgon: institutionella förutsättningar i förändring
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: SABO, 2015
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-259892 (URN)
Note

Kapitel i rapporten Nyttan med allmännyttan. En sammanfattning av ett forskningsprojekt.

Available from: 2015-08-13 Created: 2015-08-13 Last updated: 2015-08-13
Bengtsson, B. (2015). Allmännyttan och bostadspolitiken i går, i dag och i morgon: institutionella förutsättningar i förändring. In: Tapio Salonen (Ed.), Nyttan med allmännyttan: (pp. 25-47). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Allmännyttan och bostadspolitiken i går, i dag och i morgon: institutionella förutsättningar i förändring
2015 (Swedish)In: Nyttan med allmännyttan / [ed] Tapio Salonen, Stockholm: Liber , 2015, p. 25-47Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2015
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-270160 (URN)
Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-21 Last updated: 2015-12-21
Bengtsson, B. (2015). Between Structure and Thatcher: Towards a Research Agenda for Theory-Informed Actor-Related Analysis of Housing Politics. Housing Studies, 30(5), 677-693
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Between Structure and Thatcher: Towards a Research Agenda for Theory-Informed Actor-Related Analysis of Housing Politics
2015 (English)In: Housing Studies, ISSN 0267-3037, E-ISSN 1466-1810, Vol. 30, no 5, p. 677-693Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Researchers in the field of housing studies only seldom employ a ‘politics perspective’, analysing the political games and processes of housing provision and the political institutions of relevance to these processes. Instead political aspects are largely discussed either in terms of structural and cultural conditions and constraints on the macro level (‘Structure’ in the title), or as rather descriptive narratives about specific governments, elite actors and institutions, without the theoretical linkage necessary to draw more general conclusions (‘Thatcher’ in the title). This article introduces and develops some basic theoretical elements of a research agenda within housing studies exploring political actors (in a wide sense) and institutions, and allowing middle-range theorising and generalisation. It is discussed how such a perspective can be applied to the field of housing with its political specificities, in particular the central role of markets. Some earlier research of relevance to housing politics is reviewed, and ways forward are suggested.

Keywords
Housing politics; housing policy; actors; games; institutions
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-259507 (URN)10.1080/02673037.2015.1057556 (DOI)000364386200003 ()
External cooperation:
Available from: 2015-08-06 Created: 2015-08-06 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
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