Swedish government official investigations and post-war legislation

SND-ID: snd0147-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/433h-nc80


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lennart Brantgärde - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Lars Strömberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science rorId


This study is part of the project ´Swedish government official reports´. The purpose of the study is to shed light upon the use of government investigations in modern legislation during the period 1945-1976. A random sample of government bills have been coded with respect to some 60 characteristics. These characteristics intend to classify the legislation along various dimensions whereupon timeseries can be built. Among other things the material has been used to show for which types of legislative matters the governmental investigative system has played an important role.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Government bills during the period 1945-1976

Time period(s) investigated

1945-01-01 – Ongoing



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Compilation/Synthesis
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1977-01-01
  • Data collector: University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science
  • Source of the data: Communications
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science

Topic and keywords

Research area

History (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)


Brantgärde, L. (1979) Utredningsväsendet och svensk efterkrigslagstiftning. Report 1979:1. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.

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Published: 1982-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06