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Om önskvärdheten av svensk deltagardemokrati En analys av argument från åren 2000-2002

Wistrand, Tobias (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
On the 17th of January 2002 the Swedish government presented a bill to the

Swedish parliament, proposing ways of strengthening the Swedish democracy

through reforms for increased elements of participatory democracy. A public

report on the state of the Swedish democracy had been released two years earlier

with similar enthusiasm for participatory democracy. However, the participatory

ideals of these two documents were strongly criticised by a group of scholars.

The aim of this thesis is to analyze and compare the arguments articulated

between the years 2000 and 2002 by the actors mentioned above, and to examine

their relation to arguments concerning political participation, articulated by

thinkers from previous times. By... (More)
On the 17th of January 2002 the Swedish government presented a bill to the

Swedish parliament, proposing ways of strengthening the Swedish democracy

through reforms for increased elements of participatory democracy. A public

report on the state of the Swedish democracy had been released two years earlier

with similar enthusiasm for participatory democracy. However, the participatory

ideals of these two documents were strongly criticised by a group of scholars.

The aim of this thesis is to analyze and compare the arguments articulated

between the years 2000 and 2002 by the actors mentioned above, and to examine

their relation to arguments concerning political participation, articulated by

thinkers from previous times. By classifying the arguments into different groups

depending on their content I find that both parties in the Swedish argumentation

focus on the effects of participatory democracy on political equality, on the

efficiency of the political decision-making and the quality of the decisions being

made, and finally on the personal character of the citizens. Among the arguments

articulated by thinkers from previous times, similarities with the Swedish

argumentation can be seen as well as important differences. To attain an overview

of the details in the Swedish argumentation the arguments are structured into pro-contra lists. (Less)
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author
Wistrand, Tobias
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Sweden, Participatory Democracy, Representative Democracy, Demokratiutredningen, Argumentation Analysis, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1319020
date added to LUP
2008-09-03
date last changed
2008-09-03
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  abstract     = {On the 17th of January 2002 the Swedish government presented a bill to the

Swedish parliament, proposing ways of strengthening the Swedish democracy

through reforms for increased elements of participatory democracy. A public

report on the state of the Swedish democracy had been released two years earlier

with similar enthusiasm for participatory democracy. However, the participatory

ideals of these two documents were strongly criticised by a group of scholars.

The aim of this thesis is to analyze and compare the arguments articulated

between the years 2000 and 2002 by the actors mentioned above, and to examine

their relation to arguments concerning political participation, articulated by

thinkers from previous times. By classifying the arguments into different groups

depending on their content I find that both parties in the Swedish argumentation

focus on the effects of participatory democracy on political equality, on the

efficiency of the political decision-making and the quality of the decisions being

made, and finally on the personal character of the citizens. Among the arguments

articulated by thinkers from previous times, similarities with the Swedish

argumentation can be seen as well as important differences. To attain an overview

of the details in the Swedish argumentation the arguments are structured into pro-contra lists.},
  author       = {Wistrand, Tobias},
  keyword      = {Sweden,Participatory Democracy,Representative Democracy,Demokratiutredningen,Argumentation Analysis,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Om önskvärdheten av svensk deltagardemokrati En analys av argument från åren 2000-2002},
  year         = {2008},
}