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Mellan politik och funktion - En studie av öresundskomiteen som en politisk arena ur ett radikaldemokratiskt perspektiv.

Lennartsson, Anna (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The concept of the dynamic region has become a more prospering thought in the era of globalisation. This concerns in particular, cross border regions ? well-integrated territorial regions crossing more than one nation. In this paper I examine the development from a critical perspective and I map the democratic pitfalls of new territorial political constructions across national borders. The empirical analysis is a case report taken from the Öresund region, a cross border region between Sweden and Denmark. I?ve analysed ?Öresundskomiteen?, a private interest organisation, who co-ordinates much of the political co-operation in the region. Although the committee doesn?t have any formal decision right in political questions, it plays an... (More)
The concept of the dynamic region has become a more prospering thought in the era of globalisation. This concerns in particular, cross border regions ? well-integrated territorial regions crossing more than one nation. In this paper I examine the development from a critical perspective and I map the democratic pitfalls of new territorial political constructions across national borders. The empirical analysis is a case report taken from the Öresund region, a cross border region between Sweden and Denmark. I?ve analysed ?Öresundskomiteen?, a private interest organisation, who co-ordinates much of the political co-operation in the region. Although the committee doesn?t have any formal decision right in political questions, it plays an important role as an agenda setter and co-ordinator for political questions. Using the analytical conceptions politics and the political, developed by Chantal Mouffe, I question the simplified view that political issues can be completely separated from functional and technical ones. My conclusion is that Öresundskomiteen plays a political role and matters in the political process. It can?t just be regarded as a private organisation, dealing with unpolitical, technical questions facilitating integration in the region. I argue from a radical democratic perspective that the political character of Öresundskomiteen must be recognised for a well functioning democratic future. (Less)
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author
Lennartsson, Anna
supervisor
organization
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type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Cross border regions, Radical democracy, Meta-governance, Politics, Globalisation, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1320743
date added to LUP
2008-04-17
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2008-04-17
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  abstract     = {The concept of the dynamic region has become a more prospering thought in the era of globalisation. This concerns in particular, cross border regions ? well-integrated territorial regions crossing more than one nation. In this paper I examine the development from a critical perspective and I map the democratic pitfalls of new territorial political constructions across national borders. The empirical analysis is a case report taken from the Öresund region, a cross border region between Sweden and Denmark. I?ve analysed ?Öresundskomiteen?, a private interest organisation, who co-ordinates much of the political co-operation in the region. Although the committee doesn?t have any formal decision right in political questions, it plays an important role as an agenda setter and co-ordinator for political questions. Using the analytical conceptions politics and the political, developed by Chantal Mouffe, I question the simplified view that political issues can be completely separated from functional and technical ones. My conclusion is that Öresundskomiteen plays a political role and matters in the political process. It can?t just be regarded as a private organisation, dealing with unpolitical, technical questions facilitating integration in the region. I argue from a radical democratic perspective that the political character of Öresundskomiteen must be recognised for a well functioning democratic future.},
  author       = {Lennartsson, Anna},
  keyword      = {Cross border regions,Radical democracy,Meta-governance,Politics,Globalisation,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Mellan politik och funktion - En studie av öresundskomiteen som en politisk arena ur ett radikaldemokratiskt perspektiv.},
  year         = {2008},
}