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Återinförandet av demokrati i Spanien - En diskursanalytisk undersökning

Sturesson, Erik LU (2015) STVM25 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
Democratic theory and research have lately been criticized in several fields. A classic and contested question is the role of the working class in democracy and democratization. Yet, it has been overshadowed by elite strategies that have been at the core of the most influential analytical framework in regard to late twentieth-century transitions. This is where some of the criticism has been laid. Spain is one of the cases that have been caught in this crossfire and been chosen for that reason.
Ruth Berins Collier’s theoretical framework, Harry Eckstein’s congruence theory and discourse analysis have been chosen to create an analytical framework. It is designed not to dismiss any of the research approaches but to be a middle way. This is... (More)
Democratic theory and research have lately been criticized in several fields. A classic and contested question is the role of the working class in democracy and democratization. Yet, it has been overshadowed by elite strategies that have been at the core of the most influential analytical framework in regard to late twentieth-century transitions. This is where some of the criticism has been laid. Spain is one of the cases that have been caught in this crossfire and been chosen for that reason.
Ruth Berins Collier’s theoretical framework, Harry Eckstein’s congruence theory and discourse analysis have been chosen to create an analytical framework. It is designed not to dismiss any of the research approaches but to be a middle way. This is achieved by just determining actors’ and groups’ importance in the democratization process of Spain. Sixteen articles and editorials were chosen for the analysis.
This paper concludes that King Juan Carlos I had a less important role than it is claimed to be. All the actors and groups had an important role to play. (Less)
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author
Sturesson, Erik LU
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organization
course
STVM25 20151
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
demokrati, transition, reform, val
language
Swedish
id
5426191
date added to LUP
2015-07-13 11:49:31
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2015-07-13 11:49:31
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  abstract     = {Democratic theory and research have lately been criticized in several fields. A classic and contested question is the role of the working class in democracy and democratization. Yet, it has been overshadowed by elite strategies that have been at the core of the most influential analytical framework in regard to late twentieth-century transitions. This is where some of the criticism has been laid. Spain is one of the cases that have been caught in this crossfire and been chosen for that reason.
Ruth Berins Collier’s theoretical framework, Harry Eckstein’s congruence theory and discourse analysis have been chosen to create an analytical framework. It is designed not to dismiss any of the research approaches but to be a middle way. This is achieved by just determining actors’ and groups’ importance in the democratization process of Spain. Sixteen articles and editorials were chosen for the analysis.
This paper concludes that King Juan Carlos I had a less important role than it is claimed to be. All the actors and groups had an important role to play.},
  author       = {Sturesson, Erik},
  keyword      = {demokrati,transition,reform,val},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Återinförandet av demokrati i Spanien - En diskursanalytisk undersökning},
  year         = {2015},
}