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Förnybara bränslen är lösningen, vad är problemet? En maktanalys av den svenska dagordningen för förnybara bränslen

Thalin, Erik (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of the thesis is to examine how central collective actors in the Swedish subsystem of renewable fuels use their positions of power and influence to their own specific interests and needs. In particular the thesis looks at the problems of climate change and oil scarcity and how renewable fuels are described as a potential solution. Using agenda setting theory and Steven Lukes three dimensions of power as a framework, five actors are examined and analysed. The study has been done in two parts. In the first part policy documents are analysed concerning the actors general stance towards renewable fuels, and how this is communicated to the media, politicians and public. In the second part interviews have been conducted with individual... (More)
The aim of the thesis is to examine how central collective actors in the Swedish subsystem of renewable fuels use their positions of power and influence to their own specific interests and needs. In particular the thesis looks at the problems of climate change and oil scarcity and how renewable fuels are described as a potential solution. Using agenda setting theory and Steven Lukes three dimensions of power as a framework, five actors are examined and analysed. The study has been done in two parts. In the first part policy documents are analysed concerning the actors general stance towards renewable fuels, and how this is communicated to the media, politicians and public. In the second part interviews have been conducted with individual representatives of the collective actors, in order to clarify the findings in the text analysis and get a better understanding of the actor standpoints. In the analytical part of the thesis findings of the study are analysed to find how actors use causal stories to shape the agenda of renewable fuels, and how their respective positions in the subsystem gives them opportunities to practice power and resistance. The study shows that the two actors that instigated the issue of renewable fuels (Gröna Bilister and BAFF) also are the ones who most recently entered the discourse community. By instigating the issue they have forced the established actors (BIL Sweden, Svenska Petroleum Institutet and Motormännens Riksförbund) to a defensive standpoint of resistance and passive compliance. (Less)
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author
Thalin, Erik
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Renewable Fuels, Agenda Setting, Power Dimensions, Climate Change, Causal Stories, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1327477
date added to LUP
2006-09-06
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2006-09-06
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  abstract     = {The aim of the thesis is to examine how central collective actors in the Swedish subsystem of renewable fuels use their positions of power and influence to their own specific interests and needs. In particular the thesis looks at the problems of climate change and oil scarcity and how renewable fuels are described as a potential solution. Using agenda setting theory and Steven Lukes three dimensions of power as a framework, five actors are examined and analysed. The study has been done in two parts. In the first part policy documents are analysed concerning the actors general stance towards renewable fuels, and how this is communicated to the media, politicians and public. In the second part interviews have been conducted with individual representatives of the collective actors, in order to clarify the findings in the text analysis and get a better understanding of the actor standpoints. In the analytical part of the thesis findings of the study are analysed to find how actors use causal stories to shape the agenda of renewable fuels, and how their respective positions in the subsystem gives them opportunities to practice power and resistance. The study shows that the two actors that instigated the issue of renewable fuels (Gröna Bilister and BAFF) also are the ones who most recently entered the discourse community. By instigating the issue they have forced the established actors (BIL Sweden, Svenska Petroleum Institutet and Motormännens Riksförbund) to a defensive standpoint of resistance and passive compliance.},
  author       = {Thalin, Erik},
  keyword      = {Renewable Fuels,Agenda Setting,Power Dimensions,Climate Change,Causal Stories,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Förnybara bränslen är lösningen, vad är problemet? En maktanalys av den svenska dagordningen för förnybara bränslen},
  year         = {2006},
}