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Vad gäller för barn? En studie om barns politiska deltagande i Sverige

Asplund, Viktoria LU (2013) STVK02 20131
Department of Political Science
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The following essay examines the view of children as political participants is expressed in Swedish governmental investigations supporting decision making concerning children’s issues and matters of interest for children.
The aim is to investigate, through an analysis of ideas, which view of children as political participants is dominating and where it has received its influences.
Ideal types of children as political participants are formed as tools for analysis primarily focusing on the three aspects of ‘cognitive ability’, ‘the view of childhood’ and ‘children’s citizenship and politics’. The material is then processed to see which of the ideal types is dominating and weather children are viewed as “incomplete participants”, “maturing... (More)
The following essay examines the view of children as political participants is expressed in Swedish governmental investigations supporting decision making concerning children’s issues and matters of interest for children.
The aim is to investigate, through an analysis of ideas, which view of children as political participants is dominating and where it has received its influences.
Ideal types of children as political participants are formed as tools for analysis primarily focusing on the three aspects of ‘cognitive ability’, ‘the view of childhood’ and ‘children’s citizenship and politics’. The material is then processed to see which of the ideal types is dominating and weather children are viewed as “incomplete participants”, “maturing participants” or “complete participants”.
The result of the study shows that children are predominantly viewed as “incomplete participants” and that there is a will to change towards the other two ideal types. There is a problematic relationship between the will of taking into account what’s best for the child and the general definition of- and who actually decides what is in the best interest of the child. (Less)
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author
Asplund, Viktoria LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
children, politics, participation, cognitive ability, childhood, The Convention on the Rights of the Child, Sweden, government
language
Swedish
id
3798693
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 12:57:56
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:38
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  abstract     = {The following essay examines the view of children as political participants is expressed in Swedish governmental investigations supporting decision making concerning children’s issues and matters of interest for children.
The aim is to investigate, through an analysis of ideas, which view of children as political participants is dominating and where it has received its influences.
Ideal types of children as political participants are formed as tools for analysis primarily focusing on the three aspects of ‘cognitive ability’, ‘the view of childhood’ and ‘children’s citizenship and politics’. The material is then processed to see which of the ideal types is dominating and weather children are viewed as “incomplete participants”, “maturing participants” or “complete participants”.
The result of the study shows that children are predominantly viewed as “incomplete participants” and that there is a will to change towards the other two ideal types. There is a problematic relationship between the will of taking into account what’s best for the child and the general definition of- and who actually decides what is in the best interest of the child.},
  author       = {Asplund, Viktoria},
  keyword      = {children,politics,participation,cognitive ability,childhood,The Convention on the Rights of the Child,Sweden,government},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vad gäller för barn? En studie om barns politiska deltagande i Sverige},
  year         = {2013},
}