Local politicians 1979-80 - Committee members

SND-ID: snd0101-2. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002361

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


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gunnar Wallin - Stockholm University, Department of Political Science

Research principal

Stockholm University - Department of Political Science rorId


The survey forms part of the project ´Local government - an evaluation of the reform of amalgamation of municipalities´. The main issues dealt with how the organisation of political representatives looks like, its size, who becomes a local politician, and the working conditions for local politicians. It also deals with the part the political parties play in the parliamentary arena in the municipalities. Another topic is the reasons for people to leave their municipal positions of trust. The study is partly a replication of Local representatives 1968 (SSD 0110).

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Local government councillors, committee members and retiring local government officers within the sample of municipalities (25-sample)

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Multistage
Fullmäktigeenkäten är en totalundersökning av kommunfullmäktige inom kommunurvalet (25-urvalet)

Time period(s) investigated

1979-09-01 – 1980-02-01



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1979-09 – 1980-02
  • Instrument: Committee questionnaire B (Structured questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Questionnaire to former councillors (Structured questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Committee questionnaire D (Structured questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Committee questionnaire C (Structured questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science


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

Research area

Government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)


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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

Wallin, G., Bäck, H., & Tabor, M. (1981) Kommunalpolitikerna. Rekrytering - Arbetsförhållanden - Funktioner. Del 2 (Ds Kn 1981:18).
ISSN: 0346-5721
ISBN: 91-38-06612-2

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Published: 1995-08-16
Last updated: 2019-05-21