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Institutionaliserad symbolpolitik? En studie av skriftliga förklaringar i Europaparlamentet

Gutierrez, José (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Written declarations in the European Parliament have not been given much

attention in the field of political science. The scope of this Master's thesis is to

examine whether symbolic politics are present in written declarations and how

this may show. In this study, the aspects of symbolic politics of written

declarations of the sixth parliamentary term are examined using a taxonomy for

identifying symbolic politics developed by Peter Santesson-Wilson. The

taxonomy is applied on 15 written declarations, all adopted by the European

Parliament, dealing with a variety of EU-related issues, ranging from July 2004 to

July 2008.

The main findings of the study show that symbolic politics is a present

phenomenon in nearly all written... (More)
Written declarations in the European Parliament have not been given much

attention in the field of political science. The scope of this Master's thesis is to

examine whether symbolic politics are present in written declarations and how

this may show. In this study, the aspects of symbolic politics of written

declarations of the sixth parliamentary term are examined using a taxonomy for

identifying symbolic politics developed by Peter Santesson-Wilson. The

taxonomy is applied on 15 written declarations, all adopted by the European

Parliament, dealing with a variety of EU-related issues, ranging from July 2004 to

July 2008.

The main findings of the study show that symbolic politics is a present

phenomenon in nearly all written declarations (13 out of 15 cases) subject to this

study.

In the final chapter of this study inter alia symbolic politics as a deliberate

action is discussed in the view of written declarations. Irrespective of this, one

could say that symbolic politics are institutionalised in the European Parliament,

at least when it comes to written declarations. (Less)
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author
Gutierrez, José
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
European Parliament, written declaration, symbolic politics, legislative, process, European Union, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1318956
date added to LUP
2008-09-03
date last changed
2008-09-03
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  abstract     = {Written declarations in the European Parliament have not been given much

attention in the field of political science. The scope of this Master's thesis is to

examine whether symbolic politics are present in written declarations and how

this may show. In this study, the aspects of symbolic politics of written

declarations of the sixth parliamentary term are examined using a taxonomy for

identifying symbolic politics developed by Peter Santesson-Wilson. The

taxonomy is applied on 15 written declarations, all adopted by the European

Parliament, dealing with a variety of EU-related issues, ranging from July 2004 to

July 2008.

The main findings of the study show that symbolic politics is a present

phenomenon in nearly all written declarations (13 out of 15 cases) subject to this

study.

In the final chapter of this study inter alia symbolic politics as a deliberate

action is discussed in the view of written declarations. Irrespective of this, one

could say that symbolic politics are institutionalised in the European Parliament,

at least when it comes to written declarations.},
  author       = {Gutierrez, José},
  keyword      = {European Parliament,written declaration,symbolic politics,legislative,process,European Union,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Institutionaliserad symbolpolitik? En studie av skriftliga förklaringar i Europaparlamentet},
  year         = {2008},
}