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Det offentliga ägandets demokratiska status

Isaksson, Elias LU (2010) STVK01 20102
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis takes the process of privatization as its starting point, a process which in Sweden started 20-30 years ago and is still ongoing. Since this process is very likely to be irreversible an open and rational discussion is of particular importance. Hence, one of the aims of this thesis is to problematize the privatization debate. This leads to the primary objective: to take a normative stand regarding the question on how the government should relate to the ownership issue. I advocate the perspective that public ownership of enterprises is desirable. To support this claim I develop a detailed normative method. This is accompanied by a conceptual analysis of the value of democracy. Together, these components constitute the backbone... (More)
This thesis takes the process of privatization as its starting point, a process which in Sweden started 20-30 years ago and is still ongoing. Since this process is very likely to be irreversible an open and rational discussion is of particular importance. Hence, one of the aims of this thesis is to problematize the privatization debate. This leads to the primary objective: to take a normative stand regarding the question on how the government should relate to the ownership issue. I advocate the perspective that public ownership of enterprises is desirable. To support this claim I develop a detailed normative method. This is accompanied by a conceptual analysis of the value of democracy. Together, these components constitute the backbone for the following main argument. This argument deduces from general intuitions about democracy, through economic democracy, to the embracing of the public ownership of enterprises. However, to further substantiate the discussion, my normative position is related to a number of objections based on, among other things, democracy, efficiency and fair competition. (Less)
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author
Isaksson, Elias LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En normativ analys av offentligt ägande i en tid av privatiseringsprocesser
course
STVK01 20102
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Privatization, Political Philosophy, Normative Method, Public Ownership of Enterprises, Democracy
language
Swedish
id
1758670
date added to LUP
2011-02-10 11:39:21
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2011-02-10 11:39:21
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  abstract     = {This thesis takes the process of privatization as its starting point, a process which in Sweden started 20-30 years ago and is still ongoing. Since this process is very likely to be irreversible an open and rational discussion is of particular importance. Hence, one of the aims of this thesis is to problematize the privatization debate. This leads to the primary objective: to take a normative stand regarding the question on how the government should relate to the ownership issue. I advocate the perspective that public ownership of enterprises is desirable. To support this claim I develop a detailed normative method. This is accompanied by a conceptual analysis of the value of democracy. Together, these components constitute the backbone for the following main argument. This argument deduces from general intuitions about democracy, through economic democracy, to the embracing of the public ownership of enterprises. However, to further substantiate the discussion, my normative position is related to a number of objections based on, among other things, democracy, efficiency and fair competition.},
  author       = {Isaksson, Elias},
  keyword      = {Privatization,Political Philosophy,Normative Method,Public Ownership of Enterprises,Democracy},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Det offentliga ägandets demokratiska status},
  year         = {2010},
}