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Varför partipolitik? - en intervjuundersökning om partipolitiskt engagemang bland unga

Lindgren, Anna (2007)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Why participate? Many studies focus on explaning non-participation in politics. The political parties are loosing members and the particiaption of young people are given extra attention. This thesis is about young people who do participate in party politics. The question is how they experience their participation and how they feel that they can have a politcal influence by being a member of the youth section of a political party. Why did they get involved in party politics? The analysis is based on eight semi-structured interviews. These interviews are analysed from the viewpoint of theories about an increasing individualization and reflexivity that leads to a changed political behaviour.

The results from the interviews indicate that... (More)
Why participate? Many studies focus on explaning non-participation in politics. The political parties are loosing members and the particiaption of young people are given extra attention. This thesis is about young people who do participate in party politics. The question is how they experience their participation and how they feel that they can have a politcal influence by being a member of the youth section of a political party. Why did they get involved in party politics? The analysis is based on eight semi-structured interviews. These interviews are analysed from the viewpoint of theories about an increasing individualization and reflexivity that leads to a changed political behaviour.

The results from the interviews indicate that family, school and friends influence political intrest a great deal, but that this influence are more implicit than explicit. There is also a lot of reflexion in the choice to get involved in party politics. The parties ideological standpoint are emphazised. The persons in the interviews seems to feel that they get a lot out of their involvment at the same time as it is described as something that takes up a lot of time and space in their lives. (Less)
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author
Lindgren, Anna
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
individualisering, kvalitativa intervjuer, partipolitik, politiskt engagemang, senmodernitet, ungdomar, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1323326
date added to LUP
2007-09-05 00:00:00
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2007-09-05 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {Why participate? Many studies focus on explaning non-participation in politics. The political parties are loosing members and the particiaption of young people are given extra attention. This thesis is about young people who do participate in party politics. The question is how they experience their participation and how they feel that they can have a politcal influence by being a member of the youth section of a political party. Why did they get involved in party politics? The analysis is based on eight semi-structured interviews. These interviews are analysed from the viewpoint of theories about an increasing individualization and reflexivity that leads to a changed political behaviour.

The results from the interviews indicate that family, school and friends influence political intrest a great deal, but that this influence are more implicit than explicit. There is also a lot of reflexion in the choice to get involved in party politics. The parties ideological standpoint are emphazised. The persons in the interviews seems to feel that they get a lot out of their involvment at the same time as it is described as something that takes up a lot of time and space in their lives.},
  author       = {Lindgren, Anna},
  keyword      = {individualisering,kvalitativa intervjuer,partipolitik,politiskt engagemang,senmodernitet,ungdomar,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Varför partipolitik? - en intervjuundersökning om partipolitiskt engagemang bland unga},
  year         = {2007},
}