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Opinionsbildning och representation - En kvalitativ studie av funktionshinderrörelsens syn på sin roll i demokratin

Vøllo, Agnes LU and Thorin, Klara LU (2017) STVA22 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The objective of this paper is to examine how civil society members understand and define their role in the swedish democratic society. The study is attempting to describe how the civic engagement is inferred, more specifically in relation to the debate on LSS law and personal assistance policy. Its recent retrenchment in funds due to political constraint resulted in a wide-ranging debate concerning subjects such as the problematization of human rights as well as whether the representation of the movement in politics affects the output side of the politics. Furthermore these regarded setbacks in policy has sparked a civic engagement which will be examined along with civil society literature and theory in this paper. The empirical... (More)
The objective of this paper is to examine how civil society members understand and define their role in the swedish democratic society. The study is attempting to describe how the civic engagement is inferred, more specifically in relation to the debate on LSS law and personal assistance policy. Its recent retrenchment in funds due to political constraint resulted in a wide-ranging debate concerning subjects such as the problematization of human rights as well as whether the representation of the movement in politics affects the output side of the politics. Furthermore these regarded setbacks in policy has sparked a civic engagement which will be examined along with civil society literature and theory in this paper. The empirical background is made out by interviews with representatives of the civil society along with a wide range of debating articles, these too composed by additional members of civil society. We have chosen to contextualize the understanding of the civic engagement in two categorizations, the civil society as creators of public opinion and the civil society as representatives. It is further examined how the creation of public opinion is motivated and how civil society understands the role of representing a group which you do not directly pertain. No attempt to oppose the two categorizations is made, nor do we attempt to explain one category precluding the occurrence of the other, as these are rather considered parallel as motivations in the civic engagement. The material show a strong occurrence of both two factors of motivations for engagement. In the concluding of the paper we stage these categorisations in relation to each other and discuss the two in context of civil society theory and democracy theorisation. In conclusion this paper aspires to abray interest in politics concerning disabilities, as well as contribute to the understanding of the engagement thereof, as there has been a wide neutrality and disinterest in the nature of the concerning politics. (Less)
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Vøllo, Agnes LU and Thorin, Klara LU
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STVA22 20171
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L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
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Civil society, civic engagement, LSS, representation
language
Swedish
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8907373
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2017-06-27 15:18:40
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  abstract     = {The objective of this paper is to examine how civil society members understand and define their role in the swedish democratic society. The study is attempting to describe how the civic engagement is inferred, more specifically in relation to the debate on LSS law and personal assistance policy. Its recent retrenchment in funds due to political constraint resulted in a wide-ranging debate concerning subjects such as the problematization of human rights as well as whether the representation of the movement in politics affects the output side of the politics. Furthermore these regarded setbacks in policy has sparked a civic engagement which will be examined along with civil society literature and theory in this paper. The empirical background is made out by interviews with representatives of the civil society along with a wide range of debating articles, these too composed by additional members of civil society. We have chosen to contextualize the understanding of the civic engagement in two categorizations, the civil society as creators of public opinion and the civil society as representatives. It is further examined how the creation of public opinion is motivated and how civil society understands the role of representing a group which you do not directly pertain. No attempt to oppose the two categorizations is made, nor do we attempt to explain one category precluding the occurrence of the other, as these are rather considered parallel as motivations in the civic engagement. The material show a strong occurrence of both two factors of motivations for engagement. In the concluding of the paper we stage these categorisations in relation to each other and discuss the two in context of civil society theory and democracy theorisation. In conclusion this paper aspires to abray interest in politics concerning disabilities, as well as contribute to the understanding of the engagement thereof, as there has been a wide neutrality and disinterest in the nature of the concerning politics.},
  author       = {Vøllo, Agnes and Thorin, Klara},
  keyword      = {Civil society,civic engagement,LSS,representation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Opinionsbildning och representation - En kvalitativ studie av funktionshinderrörelsens syn på sin roll i demokratin},
  year         = {2017},
}