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Myten om Governance En studie av den nyliberala normen och välfärdsstatens förfall

Lowejko, Alexander (2005)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The thesis of this essay is that the concept of governance is a product of the neo-liberal dominant ideology and that the implementation of governance ideas will lead to a weaker nation-state. Using critical theory the essay constructs an ideal type of neo-liberalism and compares its core values with these of the governance concept as treated by the main literature in the area. The essay then focuses on the issue of the state, and discusses whether the changes leading to a demand for governance have actually weakened the state. Furthermore, the essay presents the practical use of the term governance in the EU and Sweden and problemizes the changes that the neo-liberal domination has led to in terms of power and democracy. Finally the essay... (More)
The thesis of this essay is that the concept of governance is a product of the neo-liberal dominant ideology and that the implementation of governance ideas will lead to a weaker nation-state. Using critical theory the essay constructs an ideal type of neo-liberalism and compares its core values with these of the governance concept as treated by the main literature in the area. The essay then focuses on the issue of the state, and discusses whether the changes leading to a demand for governance have actually weakened the state. Furthermore, the essay presents the practical use of the term governance in the EU and Sweden and problemizes the changes that the neo-liberal domination has led to in terms of power and democracy. Finally the essay discusses alternative views on the changing role of the state. The purpose of the discussion is to question whether the concept of governance is valuable or if it is constructed to strengthen the neo-liberal values that dominate western society. (Less)
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author
Lowejko, Alexander
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
governance, neo-liberalism, ideal-type, democracy, power, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1332743
date added to LUP
2005-11-08 00:00:00
date last changed
2005-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The thesis of this essay is that the concept of governance is a product of the neo-liberal dominant ideology and that the implementation of governance ideas will lead to a weaker nation-state. Using critical theory the essay constructs an ideal type of neo-liberalism and compares its core values with these of the governance concept as treated by the main literature in the area. The essay then focuses on the issue of the state, and discusses whether the changes leading to a demand for governance have actually weakened the state. Furthermore, the essay presents the practical use of the term governance in the EU and Sweden and problemizes the changes that the neo-liberal domination has led to in terms of power and democracy. Finally the essay discusses alternative views on the changing role of the state. The purpose of the discussion is to question whether the concept of governance is valuable or if it is constructed to strengthen the neo-liberal values that dominate western society.},
  author       = {Lowejko, Alexander},
  keyword      = {governance,neo-liberalism,ideal-type,democracy,power,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Myten om Governance En studie av den nyliberala normen och välfärdsstatens förfall},
  year         = {2005},
}