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Socialpolitik i gränslandet

Andersson, Sofia LU (2010) STVK01 20102
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Through the development of cross-border cooperation within the European Union, social policy has become an issue for regional policy development. While primarily being a part of national politics, today social policy is influenced by European institutions and regional actors. In this essay I examine how social policy is integrated in strategies for development in the Öresund region. Through the method of discourse analysis I focus on what perspectives of social policy that are represented in the strategies for Öresund regional development. The strategies are formulated in three official documents that represent a European, national and regional level. My findings are further more connected to a discussion about state authority and... (More)
Through the development of cross-border cooperation within the European Union, social policy has become an issue for regional policy development. While primarily being a part of national politics, today social policy is influenced by European institutions and regional actors. In this essay I examine how social policy is integrated in strategies for development in the Öresund region. Through the method of discourse analysis I focus on what perspectives of social policy that are represented in the strategies for Öresund regional development. The strategies are formulated in three official documents that represent a European, national and regional level. My findings are further more connected to a discussion about state authority and governance. The method I use is based on Laclau & Mouffes’ discourse analyses. The theoretical background is founded in Gary Marks concept of multi-level governance. My findings suggest that three different themes of social policy are represented: innovation of the public sector, integration and participation on the labor market and welfare system as a border barrier. The strategies from different jurisdictional levels contribute each other and focus on similar issues, though the authority of regional actors is emphasized. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Sofia LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20102
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
multi-level governance, diskursanalys, socialpolitik, Öresund, gränsregional utveckling
language
Swedish
id
1758724
date added to LUP
2011-02-10 11:36:14
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2011-02-10 11:36:14
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  abstract     = {Through the development of cross-border cooperation within the European Union, social policy has become an issue for regional policy development. While primarily being a part of national politics, today social policy is influenced by European institutions and regional actors. In this essay I examine how social policy is integrated in strategies for development in the Öresund region. Through the method of discourse analysis I focus on what perspectives of social policy that are represented in the strategies for Öresund regional development. The strategies are formulated in three official documents that represent a European, national and regional level. My findings are further more connected to a discussion about state authority and governance. The method I use is based on Laclau & Mouffes’ discourse analyses. The theoretical background is founded in Gary Marks concept of multi-level governance. My findings suggest that three different themes of social policy are represented: innovation of the public sector, integration and participation on the labor market and welfare system as a border barrier. The strategies from different jurisdictional levels contribute each other and focus on similar issues, though the authority of regional actors is emphasized.},
  author       = {Andersson, Sofia},
  keyword      = {multi-level governance,diskursanalys,socialpolitik,Öresund,gränsregional utveckling},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Socialpolitik i gränslandet},
  year         = {2010},
}