Published: Jan 02, 2000 by Local Government Studies
Authors: Kleven, Terje, Toini S. Floris, Mikael Granberg, Stig Montin, Olaf Rieper and Signy Irene Vabo
During the last decade, numerous local government reforms influenced by NPM ideology have taken place throughout Scandinavia. Based on case studies in three Scandinavian municipalities, the article discusses the effects of introducing strategic political management on the role of councillors. We observe a conflict between NPM‐inspired management ideas and a deeply institutionalised, traditional view of councillors as representatives.