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Ekonomisk demokrati - En ideologisk resa genom den svenska socialdemokratins historia

Svedgard, Jesper LU (2013) STVK02 20131
Human Rights Studies
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
The objective of this study is to describe the social democratic ideological development in Sweden. This is done by analyzing the meaning that is given to the concept of economic democracy, a key component of the social democratic ideology, in the various Socialist party programs. The analysis of the concept has been performed from three perspectives: the vision of economic democracy as a means or an end, the opinion of to what degree the community should own the means of production and the view of to what extent the economy should be planned politically. The results of the analysis are then used to uncover the ideological changes within the Swedish labor movement. The conclusion of the analysis is that there have been four ideological... (More)
The objective of this study is to describe the social democratic ideological development in Sweden. This is done by analyzing the meaning that is given to the concept of economic democracy, a key component of the social democratic ideology, in the various Socialist party programs. The analysis of the concept has been performed from three perspectives: the vision of economic democracy as a means or an end, the opinion of to what degree the community should own the means of production and the view of to what extent the economy should be planned politically. The results of the analysis are then used to uncover the ideological changes within the Swedish labor movement. The conclusion of the analysis is that there have been four ideological periods in the Swedish Social Democratic Party. During these periods the concept of economic democracy has shifted from being a mean to achieve joint ownership of all the means of production, with the objective to create a classless society, to the contemporary meaning of being a mean to maintain a certain level of welfare. (Less)
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author
Svedgard, Jesper LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
economic democracy, ideology, social democracy, swedish politics, party programme
language
Swedish
id
3971551
date added to LUP
2013-09-02 09:16:20
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:43
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  abstract     = {The objective of this study is to describe the social democratic ideological development in Sweden. This is done by analyzing the meaning that is given to the concept of economic democracy, a key component of the social democratic ideology, in the various Socialist party programs. The analysis of the concept has been performed from three perspectives: the vision of economic democracy as a means or an end, the opinion of to what degree the community should own the means of production and the view of to what extent the economy should be planned politically. The results of the analysis are then used to uncover the ideological changes within the Swedish labor movement. The conclusion of the analysis is that there have been four ideological periods in the Swedish Social Democratic Party. During these periods the concept of economic democracy has shifted from being a mean to achieve joint ownership of all the means of production, with the objective to create a classless society, to the contemporary meaning of being a mean to maintain a certain level of welfare.},
  author       = {Svedgard, Jesper},
  keyword      = {economic democracy,ideology,social democracy,swedish politics,party programme},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ekonomisk demokrati - En ideologisk resa genom den svenska socialdemokratins historia},
  year         = {2013},
}