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Uthållig Demokrati med exkludering? En analys av diskursen om strukturell politisk exkludering i Demokratiutredningens slutbetänkande

Nielsen, Amanda LU (2006) STV004 20061
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to analyse the discourse on political exclusion in the official report Demokratiutredningen. It has been my ambition to relate the analysis of the report to a critical academic discourse on political exclusion and thereby make visible hidden norms and structures which functions to exclude certain individuals and groups from political participation.

My paper point out that the report establishes a strong link between democracy and participation and that it, therefore, makes a strong case for a process of democratic inclusion. Though, in my study I suggest that that there is an unawareness of the importance of norms, hegemonic conceptions and structures and that inclusion, therefore, is unlikely to take place.... (More)
The purpose of this study is to analyse the discourse on political exclusion in the official report Demokratiutredningen. It has been my ambition to relate the analysis of the report to a critical academic discourse on political exclusion and thereby make visible hidden norms and structures which functions to exclude certain individuals and groups from political participation.

My paper point out that the report establishes a strong link between democracy and participation and that it, therefore, makes a strong case for a process of democratic inclusion. Though, in my study I suggest that that there is an unawareness of the importance of norms, hegemonic conceptions and structures and that inclusion, therefore, is unlikely to take place. Furthermore, I criticize the focus on deliberative democracy in the report. With insights offered by Mouffe in her argumentation on the necessity to acknowledge the dimension of antagonism present in all societies I underline that the focus on this democratic model is problematic.

My conclusion is that the analysis presented in the report is insufficient if we want to create a democratic system characterized by equality. (Less)
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author
Nielsen, Amanda LU
supervisor
organization
course
STV004 20061
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Social sciences, deliberative democracy, democratic participation, political norms, Demokratiutredningen, political exclusion, Samhällsvetenskaper
language
Swedish
id
1326148
date added to LUP
2006-06-19
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2009-12-01 09:06:32
@misc{1326148,
  abstract     = {The purpose of this study is to analyse the discourse on political exclusion in the official report Demokratiutredningen. It has been my ambition to relate the analysis of the report to a critical academic discourse on political exclusion and thereby make visible hidden norms and structures which functions to exclude certain individuals and groups from political participation.

My paper point out that the report establishes a strong link between democracy and participation and that it, therefore, makes a strong case for a process of democratic inclusion. Though, in my study I suggest that that there is an unawareness of the importance of norms, hegemonic conceptions and structures and that inclusion, therefore, is unlikely to take place. Furthermore, I criticize the focus on deliberative democracy in the report. With insights offered by Mouffe in her argumentation on the necessity to acknowledge the dimension of antagonism present in all societies I underline that the focus on this democratic model is problematic.

My conclusion is that the analysis presented in the report is insufficient if we want to create a democratic system characterized by equality.},
  author       = {Nielsen, Amanda},
  keyword      = {Social sciences,deliberative democracy,democratic participation,political norms,Demokratiutredningen,political exclusion,Samhällsvetenskaper},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Uthållig Demokrati med exkludering? En analys av diskursen om strukturell politisk exkludering i Demokratiutredningens slutbetänkande},
  year         = {2006},
}