Självbestämmande genom myndighetsutövning? Sametingets dubbla roller
2012 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 114, no 2, 207-239 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Swedish Sami Parliament is both a representative body elected by the Indigenous Sami people and a government agency under the Swedish state. Since its inception, this construction has been critiqued by the Sami people and Swedish governmental commissions alike: the Sami Parliaments dual roles are seen to be in fundamental conflict with one another. This article provides the first empirical study of the political and practical consequences of these conflicting roles. Using in-depth interviews with politicians and civil servants at the Sami Parliament, representatives of Sami organisations, and civil servants at the Swedish ministries, we analyse the extent to which the Sami Parliament is able to perform its role as a government agency. We argue that the dual roles of the Sami Parliament create problems not only for the decision making powers of the Parliament as a government agency, but also constitute a structural obstacle to Sami self-determination.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Fahlbeckska stiftelsen , 2012. Vol. 114, no 2, 207-239 p.
Research subject Political Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82167OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-82167DiVA: diva2:566732
ProjectsIndigenous peoples’ right to self-determination: The Institutional Design and Policy Process of the Swedish Sami Parliament (Finansierat av Riksbankens Jubileumsfond).Indigenous rights and nature conservation (finansierat av FORMAS).