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Bostadskooperativ eller blockad?: En komparativ studie av Stockholms Hyresgästförening och Hyresgästernas Centralförsamling i Göteborg 1923–1939
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Housing Co-op or Conflict? : A Comparative Study of Tenants´ Associations in Stockholm and Gothenburg 1923–1939 (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis examines the formative years of the Swedish tenants´ associations in Gothenburg and Stockholm and the strategies used by these organizations to alter the housing market, both on a local and on a national level. It is both a transfer analysis, examining how strategies from the labor market came to be applied to the rental market and a comparative study, comparing tenants´ associations in two Swedish cities. Hyresgästernas Centralförsamling (HCF) in Gothenburg had a more conflict-oriented approach toward both individual and collectively organized landlords. The organizational structure of HCF was similar to that of a trade union federation. This differed from Stockholms Hyresgästförening (SHG). Resembling more a political association than a militant union, SHG adopted strategies more focused on gaining legislative protection for tenants and increasing the supply of available housing. This was partly achieved through the co-operative housing society Hyresgästernas Sparkasse- och Byggnadsförening (HSB). This thesis argues that the common denominator for all these strategies was to reduce the internal competition between tenants and thus strengthening them as a collective force on the rental market. The main conclusion of the thesis is that the tenants´ associations cannot be easily categorized by standard organizational models. Shaped by local, organizational and ideological factors the tenants´ associations were hybrid organizations resembling both trade unions, cooperative societies

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2015. , 96 p.
Keyword [en]
Comparative study, Gothenburg, HSB, Hyresgästernas Riksförbund, Stockholm, Swedish Mid-War Politics, Tenant´s Associations, Urban History.
Keyword [sv]
Bostadskooperativ, Bostadspolitik, Göteborg, HSB, Hyresgästernas Riksförbund, Hyresgästföreningar, Komparativ undersökning, Politik under mellankrigstiden, Stockholm, Urbanhistoria
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124614OAI: diva2:890331
Available from: 2016-01-07 Created: 2016-01-03 Last updated: 2016-01-07Bibliographically approved

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