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"Livsföring i övrigt": En rättsvetenskaplig studie av kommunala riktlinjer för ekonomiskt bistånd
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis was to examine the municipal guidelines regarding the construction of the prerequisite "other living expenses", and how the construction of the prerequisite was constructed in relation to the legislation. The sample of the thesis was the municipalities in Stockholm’s county. The empirical result was compiled with the hermeneutical method, and analyzed through a legal perspective and three different theoretical perspectives, as well as compared with previous studies. The theoretical perspectives were legal pluralism, bureaucracy, legitimacy and rule of law. The results of the thesis pointed out differences between the municipalities concerning the assessment of social assistance to purposes included in "other living expenses". The differences that appeared in the thesis was due to that the social services act is as a framework law, which allows local adjustments and has a general construction with vague concepts. The differences between municipalities make the administration of the social assistance turn out different for the client depending in which municipality he/she lives in. The results of the thesis showed that municipal guidelines did neither contribute to uniform the assessment of social assistance in Sweden, as intended nor raised the rule of law.

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2010. , 79 p.
Keyword [en]
"Other living expenses", social assistance, municipal guidelines, legal pluralism, bureaucracy and legitimacy, rule of law
Keyword [sv]
"Livsföring i övrigt", ekonomiskt bistånd, kommunala riktlinjer, rättspluralism, byråkrati och legitimitet, rättssäkerhet
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40704OAI: diva2:325743
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-02-18 Created: 2010-06-20 Last updated: 2012-10-16Bibliographically approved

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