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Att utkräva ansvar - en analys av Vattenfalls verksamhet i Tyskland

Andersson, Johan (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
With the expansion onto the international market almost a decade ago, Swedish energy corporation Vattenfall began it's breaking and burning of coal on German soil. Criticism aimed at Vattenfall peaked in the mid 2000s with the revelation of large quantities of carbon dioxide emissions and the re-location of villages and graveyards in German states Brandenburg and Saxony. The purpose of this thesis is to show where the responsibility for these activities lie. By analyzing the history of, and the political debate surrounding, Vattenfall, I will show that the prevailing policies of right- as well as left-wing parties in the 20th century were all, regarding this matter, market oriented. I will also show that these market promoting policies... (More)
With the expansion onto the international market almost a decade ago, Swedish energy corporation Vattenfall began it's breaking and burning of coal on German soil. Criticism aimed at Vattenfall peaked in the mid 2000s with the revelation of large quantities of carbon dioxide emissions and the re-location of villages and graveyards in German states Brandenburg and Saxony. The purpose of this thesis is to show where the responsibility for these activities lie. By analyzing the history of, and the political debate surrounding, Vattenfall, I will show that the prevailing policies of right- as well as left-wing parties in the 20th century were all, regarding this matter, market oriented. I will also show that these market promoting policies made possible a situation where the transparancy of, and state control over, Vattenfall were close to eliminated. In using a perspective of Corporate Social Responsibility I shall also analyze measures taken by the corporation to secure a sustainable development, and, furthermore, show how these actions taken are inadequate as compensations for previous pollution and land exploitation, due to heavy reliance upon one single project that lacks scientific support. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Johan
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Vattenfall, Kolkraft, Ansvar, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1317748
date added to LUP
2008-12-22
date last changed
2009-01-28
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  abstract     = {With the expansion onto the international market almost a decade ago, Swedish energy corporation Vattenfall began it's breaking and burning of coal on German soil. Criticism aimed at Vattenfall peaked in the mid 2000s with the revelation of large quantities of carbon dioxide emissions and the re-location of villages and graveyards in German states Brandenburg and Saxony. The purpose of this thesis is to show where the responsibility for these activities lie. By analyzing the history of, and the political debate surrounding, Vattenfall, I will show that the prevailing policies of right- as well as left-wing parties in the 20th century were all, regarding this matter, market oriented. I will also show that these market promoting policies made possible a situation where the transparancy of, and state control over, Vattenfall were close to eliminated. In using a perspective of Corporate Social Responsibility I shall also analyze measures taken by the corporation to secure a sustainable development, and, furthermore, show how these actions taken are inadequate as compensations for previous pollution and land exploitation, due to heavy reliance upon one single project that lacks scientific support.},
  author       = {Andersson, Johan},
  keyword      = {Vattenfall,Kolkraft,Ansvar,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att utkräva ansvar - en analys av Vattenfalls verksamhet i Tyskland},
  year         = {2008},
}