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Betyg för politiker

Lindskog, Katarina LU (2015) STVK02 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The debate regarding grades and in what year they are given to children, is a hot topic in Sweden and has been especially for the last couple of years. Mass media and the opposition have steered the debate into mainly being about the need for politicians to show that their position is supported by experts. The main purpose of the paper is to understand the symbolic use of expert knowledge in this debate. In the paper the author will study the empirical material, which consists of protocols from the Swedish parliament and articles from the two largest daily newspapers in Sweden, with the use of three questions. Firstly the paper asks if politicians have used symbolic use of expert knowledge, secondly if the opposition and the government... (More)
The debate regarding grades and in what year they are given to children, is a hot topic in Sweden and has been especially for the last couple of years. Mass media and the opposition have steered the debate into mainly being about the need for politicians to show that their position is supported by experts. The main purpose of the paper is to understand the symbolic use of expert knowledge in this debate. In the paper the author will study the empirical material, which consists of protocols from the Swedish parliament and articles from the two largest daily newspapers in Sweden, with the use of three questions. Firstly the paper asks if politicians have used symbolic use of expert knowledge, secondly if the opposition and the government have acted in a way that would be expected of the opposition and the government respectively, and lastly if the mass media noticeably has focused the debate on expert knowledge. The paper concludes that different types of symbolic use of expert knowledge have been practiced, that the opposition drives the debate to circle around experts and that the mass media also might have shaped the debate for reasons of self-interest. (Less)
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author
Lindskog, Katarina LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
massmedia, betyg från årskurs fyra, Boswell, experter, symbolisk användning av expertkunskap
language
Swedish
id
5426208
date added to LUP
2015-07-14 12:01:30
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2015-07-14 12:01:30
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  abstract     = {The debate regarding grades and in what year they are given to children, is a hot topic in Sweden and has been especially for the last couple of years. Mass media and the opposition have steered the debate into mainly being about the need for politicians to show that their position is supported by experts. The main purpose of the paper is to understand the symbolic use of expert knowledge in this debate. In the paper the author will study the empirical material, which consists of protocols from the Swedish parliament and articles from the two largest daily newspapers in Sweden, with the use of three questions. Firstly the paper asks if politicians have used symbolic use of expert knowledge, secondly if the opposition and the government have acted in a way that would be expected of the opposition and the government respectively, and lastly if the mass media noticeably has focused the debate on expert knowledge. The paper concludes that different types of symbolic use of expert knowledge have been practiced, that the opposition drives the debate to circle around experts and that the mass media also might have shaped the debate for reasons of self-interest.},
  author       = {Lindskog, Katarina},
  keyword      = {massmedia,betyg från årskurs fyra,Boswell,experter,symbolisk användning av expertkunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Betyg för politiker},
  year         = {2015},
}