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Stakeholderperspektivet och utestängandet av det politiska: Om stakeholderperspektivets begränsade möjligheter att förändra miljöpolitiken

Andersson, Rickard (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In contemporary global environmental governance stakeholding, as a means for defining legitimate participants in democratic decision-making, has become of great importance. In this essay I deploy the concept of ?the stakeholder perspective? to denote arguments that all stakeholders ? defined as carriers of particular interests ? should be able to participate in political decision-making affecting their interests. The purpose of the essay is to analyze the stakeholder perspective's potential to change environmental politics. Departing from the philosophy of Heidegger, I develop a theoretical approach that separate the concept of the political from that of politics. The political is defined as a process in which society is instituted and can... (More)
In contemporary global environmental governance stakeholding, as a means for defining legitimate participants in democratic decision-making, has become of great importance. In this essay I deploy the concept of ?the stakeholder perspective? to denote arguments that all stakeholders ? defined as carriers of particular interests ? should be able to participate in political decision-making affecting their interests. The purpose of the essay is to analyze the stakeholder perspective's potential to change environmental politics. Departing from the philosophy of Heidegger, I develop a theoretical approach that separate the concept of the political from that of politics. The political is defined as a process in which society is instituted and can be conceived of as a process in which a particular demand is transformed into a stand-in for a universal demand. Politics is defined as a sphere of social reality that is the manifest result of the political. I also argue that politics is often organized in a way that displaces the political. Since the logic behind the stakeholder perspective, per definition, renders the universalization of the particular impossible, I argue that it should be conceived of as displacing the political. Since a realization of the political is necessary for fundamental change of society, I argue that the stakeholder perspective only has a limited potential to serve as a basis for changing environmental politics. (Less)
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Andersson, Rickard
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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The stakeholder perspective, Global environmental politics, The political, Politics, Displacement of the political, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
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Swedish
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1320854
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2008-04-08
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2008-04-08
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  abstract     = {In contemporary global environmental governance stakeholding, as a means for defining legitimate participants in democratic decision-making, has become of great importance. In this essay I deploy the concept of ?the stakeholder perspective? to denote arguments that all stakeholders ? defined as carriers of particular interests ? should be able to participate in political decision-making affecting their interests. The purpose of the essay is to analyze the stakeholder perspective's potential to change environmental politics. Departing from the philosophy of Heidegger, I develop a theoretical approach that separate the concept of the political from that of politics. The political is defined as a process in which society is instituted and can be conceived of as a process in which a particular demand is transformed into a stand-in for a universal demand. Politics is defined as a sphere of social reality that is the manifest result of the political. I also argue that politics is often organized in a way that displaces the political. Since the logic behind the stakeholder perspective, per definition, renders the universalization of the particular impossible, I argue that it should be conceived of as displacing the political. Since a realization of the political is necessary for fundamental change of society, I argue that the stakeholder perspective only has a limited potential to serve as a basis for changing environmental politics.},
  author       = {Andersson, Rickard},
  keyword      = {The stakeholder perspective,Global environmental politics,The political,Politics,Displacement of the political,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Stakeholderperspektivet och utestängandet av det politiska: Om stakeholderperspektivets begränsade möjligheter att förändra miljöpolitiken},
  year         = {2008},
}