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Kan positiv särbehandling rättfärdigas? En normativ analys av etnisk kvotering till juristprogrammet vid Uppsala universitet

Hemmingsson, Fanny (2007)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Whether use of affirmative action can be justified is an ethical dilemma that has

been intensely debated. The question raises several conflict dimensions. The

purpose of this thesis is to separate different arguments of the debate and classify

which principles they are built upon. To accomplish this, an analytical instrument

is created where three different perspectives of equality, and deontology versus

consequentialism, are compared. A third conflict dimension, individual versus

group ethical principles, is also considered. The analytical instrument is

subsequently put to test in a case study. Uppsala University was charged for

discrimination when allocating quotas based on ethnicity during admission to their

law studies. The... (More)
Whether use of affirmative action can be justified is an ethical dilemma that has

been intensely debated. The question raises several conflict dimensions. The

purpose of this thesis is to separate different arguments of the debate and classify

which principles they are built upon. To accomplish this, an analytical instrument

is created where three different perspectives of equality, and deontology versus

consequentialism, are compared. A third conflict dimension, individual versus

group ethical principles, is also considered. The analytical instrument is

subsequently put to test in a case study. Uppsala University was charged for

discrimination when allocating quotas based on ethnicity during admission to their

law studies. The arguments of the different parties of the case are analysed.

The analytical instrument showed to be fruitful when analysing the arguments

of this issue. The analysis showed that the answer of the question whether

affirmative action can be justified depends on what perception of equality, and to

some extent of the other ethical principles, the debater advocates. The arguments

of different sides in the Uppsala-case were based on different definitions of

equality. An interesting result was that two of three parties in the case seemed to

be inconsistent in the perception of equality. (Less)
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Hemmingsson, Fanny
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organization
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
positiv särbehandling, kvotering, jämlikhet, etnicitet, etik, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1319403
date added to LUP
2008-01-07 00:00:00
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2008-01-30 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {Whether use of affirmative action can be justified is an ethical dilemma that has

been intensely debated. The question raises several conflict dimensions. The

purpose of this thesis is to separate different arguments of the debate and classify

which principles they are built upon. To accomplish this, an analytical instrument

is created where three different perspectives of equality, and deontology versus

consequentialism, are compared. A third conflict dimension, individual versus

group ethical principles, is also considered. The analytical instrument is

subsequently put to test in a case study. Uppsala University was charged for

discrimination when allocating quotas based on ethnicity during admission to their

law studies. The arguments of the different parties of the case are analysed.

The analytical instrument showed to be fruitful when analysing the arguments

of this issue. The analysis showed that the answer of the question whether

affirmative action can be justified depends on what perception of equality, and to

some extent of the other ethical principles, the debater advocates. The arguments

of different sides in the Uppsala-case were based on different definitions of

equality. An interesting result was that two of three parties in the case seemed to

be inconsistent in the perception of equality.},
  author       = {Hemmingsson, Fanny},
  keyword      = {positiv särbehandling,kvotering,jämlikhet,etnicitet,etik,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kan positiv särbehandling rättfärdigas? En normativ analys av etnisk kvotering till juristprogrammet vid Uppsala universitet},
  year         = {2007},
}