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Den norska pensionsreformen 2005. En studie av en välfärdsreforms tillkomst ur tre maktperspektiv.

Nilsson, Emeli (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to spread some light over the coming into being of the 2005 Pension Reform in Norway. The point of departure lies within an interest in Welfare State politics and the development in this field. Pensions constitute a cornerstone in the Welfare State. Making use of J. Kingdon´s Theory of the Agenda Setting Process, Discourse Theory and Institutional Theory the thesis seek to visualize the implications of structures, central actors and discourses on the reform processes. It also evaluates the use of Kingdon´s theory applied to Scandinavian politics and concludes that it points out some important features but tend to miss others e.g. the importance of interest groups in Norwegian politics. The political debate about... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to spread some light over the coming into being of the 2005 Pension Reform in Norway. The point of departure lies within an interest in Welfare State politics and the development in this field. Pensions constitute a cornerstone in the Welfare State. Making use of J. Kingdon´s Theory of the Agenda Setting Process, Discourse Theory and Institutional Theory the thesis seek to visualize the implications of structures, central actors and discourses on the reform processes. It also evaluates the use of Kingdon´s theory applied to Scandinavian politics and concludes that it points out some important features but tend to miss others e.g. the importance of interest groups in Norwegian politics. The political debate about pensions is about basic material matters and we should focus on the classical institutions and organisations as labour unions and parties. It also concludes that both discourses and structures have a strong impact on the process. Norms, values and symbols are built into the process and by appealing to these, to us well known values, discourses can gain hegemony in the field. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Emeli
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Pension Reform, the Welfare state, Scandinavian Politics, discourses, structures, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1328689
date added to LUP
2006-11-27
date last changed
2006-11-27
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to spread some light over the coming into being of the 2005 Pension Reform in Norway. The point of departure lies within an interest in Welfare State politics and the development in this field. Pensions constitute a cornerstone in the Welfare State. Making use of J. Kingdon´s Theory of the Agenda Setting Process, Discourse Theory and Institutional Theory the thesis seek to visualize the implications of structures, central actors and discourses on the reform processes. It also evaluates the use of Kingdon´s theory applied to Scandinavian politics and concludes that it points out some important features but tend to miss others e.g. the importance of interest groups in Norwegian politics. The political debate about pensions is about basic material matters and we should focus on the classical institutions and organisations as labour unions and parties. It also concludes that both discourses and structures have a strong impact on the process. Norms, values and symbols are built into the process and by appealing to these, to us well known values, discourses can gain hegemony in the field.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Emeli},
  keyword      = {Pension Reform,the Welfare state,Scandinavian Politics,discourses,structures,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den norska pensionsreformen 2005. En studie av en välfärdsreforms tillkomst ur tre maktperspektiv.},
  year         = {2006},
}