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Biblioteken och det demokratiska samhällets utveckling

Rivas, Annika LU (2015) BIB401 20151
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Abstract
In 2014 a new library legislation (SFS2013:801) in Sweden replaced the previous from 1997 (SFS1996:1596). The background for an entirely new legislation was due to the fact that society had become much changed since 1997 therefore legislators identified a need for an altogether new legislation. Paragraph 2 § is a so called guiding clause and embodies the view of the library as an important contributor towards democratic evolvement of society through communicating knowledge and facilitating and maintaning freedom of speech (2012/13:147). It expresses as well a view of a democractic society where everybody participates. Libraries are higly democratic institutions and are active participants in a rapidly changing society. With citizen... (More)
In 2014 a new library legislation (SFS2013:801) in Sweden replaced the previous from 1997 (SFS1996:1596). The background for an entirely new legislation was due to the fact that society had become much changed since 1997 therefore legislators identified a need for an altogether new legislation. Paragraph 2 § is a so called guiding clause and embodies the view of the library as an important contributor towards democratic evolvement of society through communicating knowledge and facilitating and maintaning freedom of speech (2012/13:147). It expresses as well a view of a democractic society where everybody participates. Libraries are higly democratic institutions and are active participants in a rapidly changing society. With citizen dialogue and user-involvement the library takes one step closer to the people that constitute society – their targetgroup - the citizens. This thesis involves how three different municipal communities work with citizen dialogue and user-involvement. I will identify strengths as well as weaknesses within, using this method in appliance but as well external possibilitets and threats. The focus of the thesis is to see how the profession views citizen dialogue and why they have chosen certain approaches. I am focusing on Habermas and his theories of communicative action, but as well symbolic interaction. It is hard to get a full understanding of a subjectmatter by excluding it from its context. Therefore I am going to try to understand the reality that libraries and librarians operate in, in regards of citizen dialogue and user-involvement, by looking at their respective libraryplans as well as projects involving citizen dialogue. Through several interviews I harbor a wish to understand the reality that they operate in and the obstacles the dialogue might face, but as well possibilities, and hence create a professional dialogue about a fairly new method within the libraryworld. (Less)
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author
Rivas, Annika LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Tre kommuners arbete med medborgardialog och brukarinvolvering på folkbibliotek
course
BIB401 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Public library, Library law, Democracy, Citizenship, Dialogue, Citizen dialogue, User-involvement. Community-based libraries, Library profession, Social media, Habermas, Symbolic-interactionism-theory, Arnstein, Audunsson, Fung, Pateman, Stigendal, Lindholm, Vestheim, SKL
language
Swedish
id
5473864
date added to LUP
2015-06-16 11:23:49
date last changed
2015-06-19 04:18:04
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  abstract     = {In 2014 a new library legislation (SFS2013:801) in Sweden replaced the previous from 1997 (SFS1996:1596). The background for an entirely new legislation was due to the fact that society had become much changed since 1997 therefore legislators identified a need for an altogether new legislation. Paragraph 2 § is a so called guiding clause and embodies the view of the library as an important contributor towards democratic evolvement of society through communicating knowledge and facilitating and maintaning freedom of speech (2012/13:147). It expresses as well a view of a democractic society where everybody participates. Libraries are higly democratic institutions and are active participants in a rapidly changing society. With citizen dialogue and user-involvement the library takes one step closer to the people that constitute society – their targetgroup - the citizens. This thesis involves how three different municipal communities work with citizen dialogue and user-involvement. I will identify strengths as well as weaknesses within, using this method in appliance but as well external possibilitets and threats. The focus of the thesis is to see how the profession views citizen dialogue and why they have chosen certain approaches. I am focusing on Habermas and his theories of communicative action, but as well symbolic interaction. It is hard to get a full understanding of a subjectmatter by excluding it from its context. Therefore I am going to try to understand the reality that libraries and librarians operate in, in regards of citizen dialogue and user-involvement, by looking at their respective libraryplans as well as projects involving citizen dialogue. Through several interviews I harbor a wish to understand the reality that they operate in and the obstacles the dialogue might face, but as well possibilities, and hence create a professional dialogue about a fairly new method within the libraryworld.},
  author       = {Rivas, Annika},
  keyword      = {Public library,Library law,Democracy,Citizenship,Dialogue,Citizen dialogue,User-involvement. Community-based libraries,Library profession,Social media,Habermas,Symbolic-interactionism-theory,Arnstein,Audunsson,Fung,Pateman,Stigendal,Lindholm,Vestheim,SKL},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Biblioteken och det demokratiska samhällets utveckling},
  year         = {2015},
}