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"Det internationella kortet": En undersökning av det politiska samtalet kring Ålandsexemplet

Granlund, John (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Over the past few years the Åland islands have attracted growing international

attention as an example of how to successfully secure the position of a minority

region, and in the current situation the government of Åland has an intention to

extend the efforts of spreading the example of Åland. The purpose of this essay is

to shed light on the political discussion about the example of Åland, and

investigate the underlying political reasons for emphasizing the example of Åland

internationally. Through interviews with leading politicians on Åland I analyze

Åland as a norm entrepreneur. The research shows that besides altruism, selfinterest

is a factor behind emphasizing the example of Åland. The essay shows

that the theory of norm... (More)
Over the past few years the Åland islands have attracted growing international

attention as an example of how to successfully secure the position of a minority

region, and in the current situation the government of Åland has an intention to

extend the efforts of spreading the example of Åland. The purpose of this essay is

to shed light on the political discussion about the example of Åland, and

investigate the underlying political reasons for emphasizing the example of Åland

internationally. Through interviews with leading politicians on Åland I analyze

Åland as a norm entrepreneur. The research shows that besides altruism, selfinterest

is a factor behind emphasizing the example of Åland. The essay shows

that the theory of norm entrepreneurship also can be applied on an autonomous

area, but instead of influencing international organizations themselves, the

autonomous area use norm entrepreneurship as a tool for influencing domestic

politics. (Less)
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author
Granlund, John
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Åland, Ålandsexemplet, normentreprenörskap, konfliktlösning, autonomi, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1320127
date added to LUP
2008-11-20
date last changed
2008-11-20
@misc{1320127,
  abstract     = {Over the past few years the Åland islands have attracted growing international

attention as an example of how to successfully secure the position of a minority

region, and in the current situation the government of Åland has an intention to

extend the efforts of spreading the example of Åland. The purpose of this essay is

to shed light on the political discussion about the example of Åland, and

investigate the underlying political reasons for emphasizing the example of Åland

internationally. Through interviews with leading politicians on Åland I analyze

Åland as a norm entrepreneur. The research shows that besides altruism, selfinterest

is a factor behind emphasizing the example of Åland. The essay shows

that the theory of norm entrepreneurship also can be applied on an autonomous

area, but instead of influencing international organizations themselves, the

autonomous area use norm entrepreneurship as a tool for influencing domestic

politics.},
  author       = {Granlund, John},
  keyword      = {Åland,Ålandsexemplet,normentreprenörskap,konfliktlösning,autonomi,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Det internationella kortet": En undersökning av det politiska samtalet kring Ålandsexemplet},
  year         = {2008},
}