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Medborgardeltagandets baksidor - en studie angående medborgardeltagande i förhållande till den politiska jämlikheten

Askow, Linda (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Abstract

Particiapation from the citizens in a democratic society is one of the ground pilars for the function of the democratic society. The goal for the Swedish contemporary democracy is to complement the representative democracy with different kinds of participatory activities for the citizens. But is it working? The purpose of this essay is to exame the problems that might occur when the citizens participate in a wider extent than just voting. The focus is problems connected to the democratic value political equality. The goal is to examine if the theoreticly described problems occur in the practical implementation. I have examined to types of participation on municipal level. The results show that there are some problems in the... (More)
Abstract

Particiapation from the citizens in a democratic society is one of the ground pilars for the function of the democratic society. The goal for the Swedish contemporary democracy is to complement the representative democracy with different kinds of participatory activities for the citizens. But is it working? The purpose of this essay is to exame the problems that might occur when the citizens participate in a wider extent than just voting. The focus is problems connected to the democratic value political equality. The goal is to examine if the theoreticly described problems occur in the practical implementation. I have examined to types of participation on municipal level. The results show that there are some problems in the practical implementation connected to the political equality. This is serious since the democratic thought is buildt upon the idea of political equality between the citizens.

Keywords: democracy, political equality, participation, citizens and municipal level (Less)
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author
Askow, Linda
supervisor
organization
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
democracy, political equality, participation, citizens, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1327995
date added to LUP
2006-02-10
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2006-02-10
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  abstract     = {Abstract

Particiapation from the citizens in a democratic society is one of the ground pilars for the function of the democratic society. The goal for the Swedish contemporary democracy is to complement the representative democracy with different kinds of participatory activities for the citizens. But is it working? The purpose of this essay is to exame the problems that might occur when the citizens participate in a wider extent than just voting. The focus is problems connected to the democratic value political equality. The goal is to examine if the theoreticly described problems occur in the practical implementation. I have examined to types of participation on municipal level. The results show that there are some problems in the practical implementation connected to the political equality. This is serious since the democratic thought is buildt upon the idea of political equality between the citizens.

Keywords: democracy, political equality, participation, citizens and municipal level},
  author       = {Askow, Linda},
  keyword      = {democracy,political equality,participation,citizens,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Medborgardeltagandets baksidor - en studie angående medborgardeltagande i förhållande till den politiska jämlikheten},
  year         = {2006},
}