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Cyniska vinstmaskiner eller glimrande vårdgallerior? En idéanalys av debatten om privatisering av offentlig sektor.

Broksten, Lisa LU and Häggblom, Ingrid LU (2011) SOPA63 20102
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to analyze in which ways the issue of privatization of welfare services has been reported and debated in Swedish media. More specifically its purpose was to explore how ideas and arguments were presented, and if the language use reflected ideological conceptions in the debate. The study was based on a selection of articles, collected from three of Sweden’s largest broadsheet newspapers. The articles were found in the Swedish media archives Presstext and Mediearkivet. Relevant quotations were identified in the articles and categorized into subgroups and later into three different themes. One theme focused on the “user/client’s role in the privatization debate, the second one on how the notion of change was... (More)
The aim of this study was to analyze in which ways the issue of privatization of welfare services has been reported and debated in Swedish media. More specifically its purpose was to explore how ideas and arguments were presented, and if the language use reflected ideological conceptions in the debate. The study was based on a selection of articles, collected from three of Sweden’s largest broadsheet newspapers. The articles were found in the Swedish media archives Presstext and Mediearkivet. Relevant quotations were identified in the articles and categorized into subgroups and later into three different themes. One theme focused on the “user/client’s role in the privatization debate, the second one on how the notion of change was discussed in the media reports and debate, and the third theme concerned the concept of quality and how it was used in the selected articles. The theoretical perspective applied in the study was the Gramscian concept of “hegemony”, as operationalized by Kristina Boréus in the dissertation Högervåg, from 1994. The main results indicate that the political move towards a more neo-liberal welfare policy in Sweden was mirrored in the language use of the studied media during this period. The results also showed that the studied privatization debate was politicized to a large extent and that the users/clients of human service organizations were absent in the public debate. (Less)
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author
Broksten, Lisa LU and Häggblom, Ingrid LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20102
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
privatization, debate, welfare system changes, hegemony, Swedish public sector
language
Swedish
id
1857596
date added to LUP
2011-03-23 09:18:52
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2011-03-25 12:59:49
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to analyze in which ways the issue of privatization of welfare services has been reported and debated in Swedish media. More specifically its purpose was to explore how ideas and arguments were presented, and if the language use reflected ideological conceptions in the debate.  The study was based on a selection of articles, collected from three of Sweden’s largest broadsheet newspapers. The articles were found in the Swedish media archives Presstext and Mediearkivet. Relevant quotations were identified in the articles and categorized into subgroups and later into three different themes. One theme focused on the “user/client’s role in the privatization debate, the second one on how the notion of change was discussed in the media reports and debate, and the third theme concerned the concept of quality and how it was used in the selected articles. The theoretical perspective applied in the study was the Gramscian concept of “hegemony”, as operationalized by Kristina Boréus in the dissertation Högervåg, from 1994.  The main results indicate that the political move towards a more neo-liberal welfare policy in Sweden was mirrored in the language use of the studied media during this period. The results also showed that the studied privatization debate was politicized to a large extent and that the users/clients of human service organizations were absent in the public debate.},
  author       = {Broksten, Lisa and Häggblom, Ingrid},
  keyword      = {privatization,debate,welfare system changes,hegemony,Swedish public sector 
},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Cyniska vinstmaskiner eller glimrande vårdgallerior? En idéanalys av debatten om privatisering av offentlig sektor.},
  year         = {2011},
}