Local information activities 1979

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This study is part of the collection Evaluation of the commune reapportionment reform

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lennart Brantgärde - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science


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



Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

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
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Data contains personal data


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Unit of analysis


Swedish municipalities

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Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Time period(s) investigated

1979-01-01 – 1979-12-31

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Geographic location: Sweden

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Strömberg, L., & Westerståhl, J. (eds.) (1984) De nya kommunerna. Stockholm: Liber.
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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) 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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Local information activities 1979

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Lennart Brantgärde. University of Gothenburg (1988). Local information activities 1979. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001127

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lennart Brantgärde - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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



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Published: 1982-01-01
Last updated: 2019-05-21