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Makt, inramningar och kognitiva effekter - till förståelsen av makten över tanken

Holmgren, Olof LU (2010) STVK01 20102
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis attempts to develop the understanding of the relation between the concepts of power, communication and cognitive effects. In his analysis, theorist Steven Lukes suggests a “third dimension of power” focusing on power as a means of alterning the ideas and wishes of individuals through influencing perception and cognitive effects – in his view, the most powerful concept of power. This realization has been used by political actors as a tool for controlling the agenda and the problem definition of an issue through framing. Framing theory is a way of conceptualizing cognitive effects related to language and communication.
The ambition of this thesis is to further develop a theoretical understanding of power, communication and... (More)
This thesis attempts to develop the understanding of the relation between the concepts of power, communication and cognitive effects. In his analysis, theorist Steven Lukes suggests a “third dimension of power” focusing on power as a means of alterning the ideas and wishes of individuals through influencing perception and cognitive effects – in his view, the most powerful concept of power. This realization has been used by political actors as a tool for controlling the agenda and the problem definition of an issue through framing. Framing theory is a way of conceptualizing cognitive effects related to language and communication.
The ambition of this thesis is to further develop a theoretical understanding of power, communication and cognitive effects. I conclude that the analysis of power often lacks a more precise theory of cognitive effects and that framing theory, in turn, needs to be analyzed in a context of power. (Less)
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author
Holmgren, Olof LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20102
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Power, Framing theory, Cognitive Effects, Communication, Agenda-Setting
language
Swedish
id
1758294
date added to LUP
2011-02-10 11:18:54
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2011-02-10 11:18:54
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  abstract     = {This thesis attempts to develop the understanding of the relation between the concepts of power, communication and cognitive effects. In his analysis, theorist Steven Lukes suggests a “third dimension of power” focusing on power as a means of alterning the ideas and wishes of individuals through influencing perception and cognitive effects – in his view, the most powerful concept of power. This realization has been used by political actors as a tool for controlling the agenda and the problem definition of an issue through framing. Framing theory is a way of conceptualizing cognitive effects related to language and communication.
The ambition of this thesis is to further develop a theoretical understanding of power, communication and cognitive effects. I conclude that the analysis of power often lacks a more precise theory of cognitive effects and that framing theory, in turn, needs to be analyzed in a context of power.},
  author       = {Holmgren, Olof},
  keyword      = {Power,Framing theory,Cognitive Effects,Communication,Agenda-Setting},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Makt, inramningar och kognitiva effekter - till förståelsen av makten över tanken},
  year         = {2010},
}