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Rätten till muslimskt profilerade skolor - en målkonflikt?

Knowles, Ewa LU (2012) STVK01 20112
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The right to non-public schools with an ethnic or denominational profile has for the past two decades been a highly contested matter in political and media debates in Sweden. This study seeks to examine the political debate surrounding schools of muslim profile.
Through a method of descriptive analysis of ideas the study explores the debate about the right to grade schools with a muslim profile according to two preset and distinct aspects of liberal and communitarian democratic theory. The method of this paper is a review of arguments in the bills submitted to the parliament during the past 15 years. By applying a set of dimensions that do not correspond to the material in beforehand, I explore the debate through an interpretation of the... (More)
The right to non-public schools with an ethnic or denominational profile has for the past two decades been a highly contested matter in political and media debates in Sweden. This study seeks to examine the political debate surrounding schools of muslim profile.
Through a method of descriptive analysis of ideas the study explores the debate about the right to grade schools with a muslim profile according to two preset and distinct aspects of liberal and communitarian democratic theory. The method of this paper is a review of arguments in the bills submitted to the parliament during the past 15 years. By applying a set of dimensions that do not correspond to the material in beforehand, I explore the debate through an interpretation of the ideas of democracy present in this debate. The finding of this study shows a discrepancy between the teoretical framework of established political theoretical thought and the practice of politics in governmental settings. Members of parliament and left-wing and right-wing parties do differ in their opinions about the muslim schools, but their notions do not differ remarkably from those generally held about other non-public schools. Among the leftist party there were traces of liberal democratic views on rights, a view otherwise commonly adopted by most right-wing parties in Sweden. Furthermore, the study shows an ambiguity and ambivalence related to the liberal democratic view on rights in connection with these schools. (Less)
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author
Knowles, Ewa LU
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course
STVK01 20112
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
segregation, religion, mångkulturalism, muslimsk skola, liberal demokrati, konfessionell skola, kommunitarism, islam, integration, idéanalys, friskola, fristående skola
language
Swedish
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2063710
date added to LUP
2012-02-14 20:57:18
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2013-08-29 12:20:48
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  abstract     = {The right to non-public schools with an ethnic or denominational profile has for the past two decades been a highly contested matter in political and media debates in Sweden. This study seeks to examine the political debate surrounding schools of muslim profile. 
Through a method of descriptive analysis of ideas the study explores the debate about the right to grade schools with a muslim profile according to two preset and distinct aspects of liberal and communitarian democratic theory. The method of this paper is a review of arguments in the bills submitted to the parliament during the past 15 years. By applying a set of dimensions that do not correspond to the material in beforehand, I explore the debate through an interpretation of the ideas of democracy present in this debate. The finding of this study shows a discrepancy between the teoretical framework of established political theoretical thought and the practice of politics in governmental settings. Members of parliament and left-wing and right-wing parties do differ in their opinions about the muslim schools, but their notions do not differ remarkably from those generally held about other non-public schools. Among the leftist party there were traces of liberal democratic views on rights, a view otherwise commonly adopted by most right-wing parties in Sweden. Furthermore, the study shows an ambiguity and ambivalence related to the liberal democratic view on rights in connection with these schools.},
  author       = {Knowles, Ewa},
  keyword      = {segregation,religion,mångkulturalism,muslimsk skola,liberal demokrati,konfessionell skola,kommunitarism,islam,integration,idéanalys,friskola,fristående skola},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Rätten till muslimskt profilerade skolor - en målkonflikt?},
  year         = {2012},
}