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Den moderna samhällsordningens problem - Hobbes, Smith och Modern social imaginaries

Jönsson, Christoffer LU (2010) STVM01 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
In this thesis a problem in modern social order and the problem of the order are discussed. The aim of the thesis is to present a well-founded hypothesis regarding a problem in the modern society, by answering the question ”In which situation does the problem of the order remain unsolvable?” The problem of the order incorporates the difficulty in getting a large number of individuals to co-operate in order to reach the common good. In the beginning of the thesis, it is discussed how the problem of the order can be understood and explained by using the game theory models prisoner's dilemma and the tragedy of the commons, as well as Thomas Hobbes' analysis of the state of nature. Then, the thesis goes on to use Hobbes' and Adam Smith's... (More)
In this thesis a problem in modern social order and the problem of the order are discussed. The aim of the thesis is to present a well-founded hypothesis regarding a problem in the modern society, by answering the question ”In which situation does the problem of the order remain unsolvable?” The problem of the order incorporates the difficulty in getting a large number of individuals to co-operate in order to reach the common good. In the beginning of the thesis, it is discussed how the problem of the order can be understood and explained by using the game theory models prisoner's dilemma and the tragedy of the commons, as well as Thomas Hobbes' analysis of the state of nature. Then, the thesis goes on to use Hobbes' and Adam Smith's theories in order to formulate two solutions on the problem of order. The thesis then makes the case that both of those faces one problem each, which in some cases prevents them from solving the problem of the order. Finally, an argument is presented about in which situation the two solutions fail, and by that the sought social problem is illuminated. (Less)
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author
Jönsson, Christoffer LU
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STVM01 20101
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Spontan ordning, Ordningens problem, Hobbes, Social imaginaries
language
Swedish
id
1567337
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2010-04-22 12:35:02
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  abstract     = {In this thesis a problem in modern social order and the problem of the order are discussed. The aim of the thesis is to present a well-founded hypothesis regarding a problem in the modern society, by answering the question ”In which situation does the problem of the order remain unsolvable?” The problem of the order incorporates the difficulty in getting a large number of individuals to co-operate in order to reach the common good. In the beginning of the thesis, it is discussed how the problem of the order can be understood and explained by using the game theory models prisoner's dilemma and the tragedy of the commons, as well as Thomas Hobbes' analysis of the state of nature. Then, the thesis goes on to use Hobbes' and Adam Smith's theories in order to formulate two solutions on the problem of order. The thesis then makes the case that both of those faces one problem each, which in some cases prevents them from solving the problem of the order. Finally, an argument is presented about in which situation the two solutions fail, and by that the sought social problem is illuminated.},
  author       = {Jönsson, Christoffer},
  keyword      = {Spontan ordning,Ordningens problem,Hobbes,Social imaginaries},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den moderna samhällsordningens problem - Hobbes, Smith och Modern social imaginaries},
  year         = {2010},
}