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Governance and democracy in Swedish nuclear power – a deliberative turn?

Vøllo, Magnus LU (2012) STVK01 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In this thesis the relationship between democracy and new modes of governance is examined. The empirical overview suggests that these theoretically described modes could be identified within the Swedish nuclear governing. The potential consequences these new forms of governance have for democracy is further examined through a normative evaluation. Democracy is operationalized by the values participation, accountability and transparency and understood through two models of democracy: the deliberative and the competitive elitism. In order for the functional mechanisms of democracy to be productive, they need to be in accordance with the governing arrangements. The evaluation analysis suggests that the development of new modes of governance... (More)
In this thesis the relationship between democracy and new modes of governance is examined. The empirical overview suggests that these theoretically described modes could be identified within the Swedish nuclear governing. The potential consequences these new forms of governance have for democracy is further examined through a normative evaluation. Democracy is operationalized by the values participation, accountability and transparency and understood through two models of democracy: the deliberative and the competitive elitism. In order for the functional mechanisms of democracy to be productive, they need to be in accordance with the governing arrangements. The evaluation analysis suggests that the development of new modes of governance has to some extent been accompanied by new, more deliberative democratic arrangements. Still the new modes characterized by an increase in actors, internationalization of rule making and more negotiative processes have extensive consequences for the studied democratic values. The normative evaluation is conducted on the basis of a teleological premise. (Less)
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author
Vøllo, Magnus LU
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course
STVK01 20121
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Nuclear power, normative evaluation, governance, deliberative democracy, competitive elitism democracy
language
English
id
2543011
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2012-06-27 10:50:03
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  abstract     = {In this thesis the relationship between democracy and new modes of governance is examined. The empirical overview suggests that these theoretically described modes could be identified within the Swedish nuclear governing. The potential consequences these new forms of governance have for democracy is further examined through a normative evaluation. Democracy is operationalized by the values participation, accountability and transparency and understood through two models of democracy: the deliberative and the competitive elitism. In order for the functional mechanisms of democracy to be productive, they need to be in accordance with the governing arrangements. The evaluation analysis suggests that the development of new modes of governance has to some extent been accompanied by new, more deliberative democratic arrangements. Still the new modes characterized by an increase in actors, internationalization of rule making and more negotiative processes have extensive consequences for the studied democratic values. The normative evaluation is conducted on the basis of a teleological premise.},
  author       = {Vøllo, Magnus},
  keyword      = {Nuclear power,normative evaluation,governance,deliberative democracy,competitive elitism democracy},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Governance and democracy in Swedish nuclear power – a deliberative turn?},
  year         = {2012},
}