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Intresseorganisationer som remissinstanser - En studie i hur RFSL legitimerar sig utåt

Falkenstedt, Thomas LU (2016) STVK02 20161
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Interest groups have wide influence in modern society, in particular when it comes to being respondents to remittances from the government. The purpose of this paper is to find out how interest groups in general and RFSL in particular legitimate themselves outwards and my research question hence being: ”How does RFSL legitimize itself outwards as an interest group regarding LGBT-issues?”.
The paper is testing the theories of Beetham, Boswell and Turner regarding legitimacy and experts and the aim is not only to see how RFSL with the help of these theories legitimizes itself outwards, but also how they legitimize their existence as such.
The method I have used is discourse analysis where Foucalt’s view on discourse is in focus. The... (More)
Interest groups have wide influence in modern society, in particular when it comes to being respondents to remittances from the government. The purpose of this paper is to find out how interest groups in general and RFSL in particular legitimate themselves outwards and my research question hence being: ”How does RFSL legitimize itself outwards as an interest group regarding LGBT-issues?”.
The paper is testing the theories of Beetham, Boswell and Turner regarding legitimacy and experts and the aim is not only to see how RFSL with the help of these theories legitimizes itself outwards, but also how they legitimize their existence as such.
The method I have used is discourse analysis where Foucalt’s view on discourse is in focus. The discourse regulates how we can understand, preclude, include and structure knowledge. This leads us to Foucault’s theory about power, which is running parallel with the discourse analysis itself.
As material I have used all 49 consultation responses since 2010 that are available on RFSL’s homepage and RFSL’s areas of activities such as they are described on their homepage rfsl.se.
In my analysis of the consultation responses I have seen a change in the discourse over time where RFSL has gone from being a somewhat insecure organization fighting for their right to exist to being a source of knowledge and a factor of power to be taken seriously, something their activities confirm and legitimize. (Less)
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author
Falkenstedt, Thomas LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20161
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
intresseorganisationer, legitimitet, experter, RFSL, remissyttranden
language
Swedish
id
8872803
date added to LUP
2016-06-17 11:41:15
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2016-06-17 11:41:15
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  abstract     = {Interest groups have wide influence in modern society, in particular when it comes to being respondents to remittances from the government. The purpose of this paper is to find out how interest groups in general and RFSL in particular legitimate themselves outwards and my research question hence being: ”How does RFSL legitimize itself outwards as an interest group regarding LGBT-issues?”.
The paper is testing the theories of Beetham, Boswell and Turner regarding legitimacy and experts and the aim is not only to see how RFSL with the help of these theories legitimizes itself outwards, but also how they legitimize their existence as such. 
The method I have used is discourse analysis where Foucalt’s view on discourse is in focus. The discourse regulates how we can understand, preclude, include and structure knowledge. This leads us to Foucault’s theory about power, which is running parallel with the discourse analysis itself. 
As material I have used all 49 consultation responses since 2010 that are available on RFSL’s homepage and RFSL’s areas of activities such as they are described on their homepage rfsl.se.
In my analysis of the consultation responses I have seen a change in the discourse over time where RFSL has gone from being a somewhat insecure organization fighting for their right to exist to being a source of knowledge and a factor of power to be taken seriously, something their activities confirm and legitimize.},
  author       = {Falkenstedt, Thomas},
  keyword      = {intresseorganisationer,legitimitet,experter,RFSL,remissyttranden},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Intresseorganisationer som remissinstanser - En studie i hur RFSL legitimerar sig utåt},
  year         = {2016},
}