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Positiv särbehandling av män på svenska universitet : en studie av två aktuella rättsfall

Tabarsian, Mehrnaz LU (2010) MRSK30 20101
Human Rights Studies
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
Many minority groups are subjected to discrimination in today’s society. The reasons behind this unfair treatment are often based upon morally irrelevant grounds. These grounds are in most cases shared by all the members of the minority group. The focal points of this essay are in the court cases that concern affirmative action at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Lund University. Between the years 2006 and 2008 these universities gave priority to men, which disfavored the women that had applied with the same selection criterion. All the applicants had equally high grades. Despite this, none of the women were accepted to the universities. This made the women take legal actions, which ended in a disadvantage for the... (More)
Many minority groups are subjected to discrimination in today’s society. The reasons behind this unfair treatment are often based upon morally irrelevant grounds. These grounds are in most cases shared by all the members of the minority group. The focal points of this essay are in the court cases that concern affirmative action at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Lund University. Between the years 2006 and 2008 these universities gave priority to men, which disfavored the women that had applied with the same selection criterion. All the applicants had equally high grades. Despite this, none of the women were accepted to the universities. This made the women take legal actions, which ended in a disadvantage for the universities.

With the arguments that were presented in the court cases and those by leading scholars in the field, I have analysed if affirmative action is a form of discrimination. The answer to this question, I have found, is based upon the inferiority of the minority group. If the group is in fact suppressed and underprivileged affirmative action can be used to include more individuals from those groups, who otherwise would not have had that opportunity. In the cases that I have studied, the men that were treated favorably did not constitute an underprivileged group. In fact, some argue the opposite. In this essay I present arguments from both advocates, as well as opponents to the controversial method of special treatment. (Less)
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author
Tabarsian, Mehrnaz LU
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course
MRSK30 20101
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Lunds universitet , positiv särbehandling, diskriminering, underlägsenhet, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, proportionalitet
language
Swedish
id
1609257
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2010-07-28 17:17:02
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  abstract     = {Many minority groups are subjected to discrimination in today’s society. The reasons behind this unfair treatment are often based upon morally irrelevant grounds. These grounds are in most cases shared by all the members of the minority group. The focal points of this essay are in the court cases that concern affirmative action at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Lund University. Between the years 2006 and 2008 these universities gave priority to men, which disfavored the women that had applied with the same selection criterion. All the applicants had equally high grades. Despite this, none of the women were accepted to the universities. This made the women take legal actions, which ended in a disadvantage for the universities. 

With the arguments that were presented in the court cases and those by leading scholars in the field, I have analysed if affirmative action is a form of discrimination. The answer to this question, I have found, is based upon the inferiority of the minority group. If the group is in fact suppressed and underprivileged affirmative action can be used to include more individuals from those groups, who otherwise would not have had that opportunity. In the cases that I have studied, the men that were treated favorably did not constitute an underprivileged group. In fact, some argue the opposite. In this essay I present arguments from both advocates, as well as opponents to the controversial method of special treatment.},
  author       = {Tabarsian, Mehrnaz},
  keyword      = {Lunds universitet 
,positiv särbehandling,diskriminering,underlägsenhet,Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet,proportionalitet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Positiv särbehandling av män på svenska universitet : en studie av två aktuella rättsfall},
  year         = {2010},
}