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Experter i medier - en analys av svensk dagspress användande av expertkunskap i fallet PISA2012

Olai, Lovisa LU (2014) STVK02 20141
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The use of experts is a complicated issue. Experts are needed in democracies in order to make good decisions, but they can at the same time threaten fundamental principles like accountability and equality, of the same democracy. This dilemma arose when the results from OECD’s student assessment from 2012 were published in December 2013. The results showed that Sweden’s results now were below average in all subjects tested which became the starting point of an extensive debate in Sweden regarding education and who was to blame for these bad results. Using theories in both expert and media research I analyse the use of expertise on the editorial pages of six Swedish daily newspapers regarding PISA2012. Through the analysis I find that the... (More)
The use of experts is a complicated issue. Experts are needed in democracies in order to make good decisions, but they can at the same time threaten fundamental principles like accountability and equality, of the same democracy. This dilemma arose when the results from OECD’s student assessment from 2012 were published in December 2013. The results showed that Sweden’s results now were below average in all subjects tested which became the starting point of an extensive debate in Sweden regarding education and who was to blame for these bad results. Using theories in both expert and media research I analyse the use of expertise on the editorial pages of six Swedish daily newspapers regarding PISA2012. Through the analysis I find that the use of expertise is relatively high but the experts used can be questioned in some aspects. I arrive at the conclusion that there are several deficiencies in the Swedish press’ use of expert knowledge resulting in a possible development towards more technocratic modes of settlement instead of democratic, and possible democratic challenges in areas of accountability, neutrality and equality. (Less)
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author
Olai, Lovisa LU
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STVK02 20141
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Experter, expertkunskap, demokrati, media, medialisering, dagspress, PISA, textanalys
language
Swedish
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4447996
date added to LUP
2014-07-07 14:55:24
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2014-07-07 14:55:24
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  abstract     = {The use of experts is a complicated issue. Experts are needed in democracies in order to make good decisions, but they can at the same time threaten fundamental principles like accountability and equality, of the same democracy. This dilemma arose when the results from OECD’s student assessment from 2012 were published in December 2013. The results showed that Sweden’s results now were below average in all subjects tested which became the starting point of an extensive debate in Sweden regarding education and who was to blame for these bad results. Using theories in both expert and media research I analyse the use of expertise on the editorial pages of six Swedish daily newspapers regarding PISA2012. Through the analysis I find that the use of expertise is relatively high but the experts used can be questioned in some aspects. I arrive at the conclusion that there are several deficiencies in the Swedish press’ use of expert knowledge resulting in a possible development towards more technocratic modes of settlement instead of democratic, and possible democratic challenges in areas of accountability, neutrality and equality.},
  author       = {Olai, Lovisa},
  keyword      = {Experter,expertkunskap,demokrati,media,medialisering,dagspress,PISA,textanalys},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Experter i medier - en analys av svensk dagspress användande av expertkunskap i fallet PISA2012},
  year         = {2014},
}