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Kvoterad föräldraledighet något önskvärt?

Mäki, Nima LU (2012) STVK01 20112
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In Sweden there is an ongoing debate about how to come to terms with the inequality between men and women that still permeates society in different ways. One of the measures proposed is the one through affirmative action on the parental allowance. My aim with the study is to analyze the standpoint in the matter, of three Swedish political parliament parties to try to discern if there is a lack of coherence in their argumentation. The theory I use derives from the idea that incoherence can cause issues with legitimacy. My findings are that in all of the argumentations there is incoherence to a varying degree which affects legitimacy.
Another purpose of my study is to take stance in an normative way. From two core values – justice and... (More)
In Sweden there is an ongoing debate about how to come to terms with the inequality between men and women that still permeates society in different ways. One of the measures proposed is the one through affirmative action on the parental allowance. My aim with the study is to analyze the standpoint in the matter, of three Swedish political parliament parties to try to discern if there is a lack of coherence in their argumentation. The theory I use derives from the idea that incoherence can cause issues with legitimacy. My findings are that in all of the argumentations there is incoherence to a varying degree which affects legitimacy.
Another purpose of my study is to take stance in an normative way. From two core values – justice and freedom - I will argue that it is desirable to use affirmative action on the parental allowance. Contrary to what the opponents of such a reform argue, my argument will be based on the idea that a strong social contract between the state and the individual liberates the individual from the bonds of dependancy on family and other institutions. My inference is therefore that to use afirmative action in the case of parental allowance is desireable but only if you accept the idea that it is through the state that the Swede secures his freedom - historicaly and today - and not through the family. (Less)
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author
Mäki, Nima LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En koherens- och normativ analys av diskussionen kring föräldraförsäkringens utformande
course
STVK01 20112
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Affirmative Action, Normative Analysis, Coherence, Parental Allowance, Sweden
language
Swedish
id
2275620
date added to LUP
2012-02-14 20:58:42
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2012-02-14 20:58:42
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  abstract     = {In Sweden there is an ongoing debate about how to come to terms with the inequality between men and women that still permeates society in different ways. One of the measures proposed is the one through affirmative action on the parental allowance. My aim with the study is to analyze the standpoint in the matter, of three Swedish political parliament parties to try to discern if there is a lack of coherence in their argumentation. The theory I use derives from the idea that incoherence can cause issues with legitimacy. My findings are that in all of the argumentations there is incoherence to a varying degree which affects legitimacy. 
Another purpose of my study is to take stance in an normative way.  From two core values – justice and freedom - I will argue that it is desirable to use affirmative action on the parental allowance. Contrary to what the opponents of such a reform argue, my argument will be based on the idea that a strong social contract between the state and the individual liberates the individual from the bonds of dependancy on family and other institutions. My inference is therefore that to use afirmative action in the case of parental allowance is desireable but only if you accept the idea that it is through the state that the Swede secures his freedom - historicaly and today - and not through the family.},
  author       = {Mäki, Nima},
  keyword      = {Affirmative Action,Normative Analysis,Coherence,Parental Allowance,Sweden},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kvoterad föräldraledighet något önskvärt?},
  year         = {2012},
}