Government chancery contacts 1988

SND-ID: SND 0156

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Olof Petersson - Uppsala University, Department of Government


This survey forms part of the report on power 'Maktutredningen', and deals with Government Chancery contacts. The survey concerns office contacts such as telephone calls, meetings, letters etc., and they are divided into ten sections: contacts with cabinet ministers; under-secretaries of state; civil servants of the departments; committees, working parties and delegations; central government agencies and other public bodies; the parliament; political parties, organizations and associations; companies; mass media; and international contacts. The frequencies of contacts are measured by a summarized opinion on how often contacts were taken the last year: every day, every week, every month, a couple of times annually, seldom/never. Furthermore the respondent were asked about rank, departmental affiliation and unit.



Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Uppsala University

Responsible department/unit

Department of Government

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Politicians and civil servants in the Government Chancery

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1988-05-16 – 1988-07-01

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Topic and keywords

Research area

Government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Public Administration Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)


Petersson, O. (1989) Maktens nätverk. Stockholm: Carlssons Bokförlag.
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Government chancery contacts 1988

Associated documentation

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Olof Petersson. Uppsala University (1995). Government chancery contacts 1988. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0.

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Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Olof Petersson - Uppsala University, Department of Government

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1988-05-16–1988-07-01
  • Data collector: Uppsala University, Department of Government
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 1991-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06