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When being green became mainstream. En fallstudie om partipolitisering av miljön i Sverige och Finland.

Julin, Alexandra LU (2017) STVK02 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The environment has become a politicized area where one single party can no longer make a huge difference. This requires that the mainstream parties take action and environment becomes the object for party competition. The purpose of the thesis is to investigate and explain how the environmental problem becomes widely recognized problem for the mainstream parties. By distinguishing between established parties in Sweden and Finland, it will be investigated if greater focus on environmental issues can be explained by electoral behavior and green party differences. This case study applies content analysis of electoral manifestos. By comparing 12 different party programs from Sweden and Finland the following case study searches the answer to... (More)
The environment has become a politicized area where one single party can no longer make a huge difference. This requires that the mainstream parties take action and environment becomes the object for party competition. The purpose of the thesis is to investigate and explain how the environmental problem becomes widely recognized problem for the mainstream parties. By distinguishing between established parties in Sweden and Finland, it will be investigated if greater focus on environmental issues can be explained by electoral behavior and green party differences. This case study applies content analysis of electoral manifestos. By comparing 12 different party programs from Sweden and Finland the following case study searches the answer to how the party politicization of environment occurs in the chosen countries. Based on the results we can find that party politicization of environment has occurred but to a lesser extent and focusing on a small number of environmental issues. The empirical material show greater politicization among the Swedish mainstream parties. Explanation for this seems to be the greater interest from the public and the weak success of the green party. (Less)
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Julin, Alexandra LU
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STVK02 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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environmental politics, environmental salience, case study, party politicization, electoral behavior
language
Swedish
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8907556
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2017-07-11 15:39:49
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  abstract     = {The environment has become a politicized area where one single party can no longer make a huge difference. This requires that the mainstream parties take action and environment becomes the object for party competition. The purpose of the thesis is to investigate and explain how the environmental problem becomes widely recognized problem for the mainstream parties. By distinguishing between established parties in Sweden and Finland, it will be investigated if greater focus on environmental issues can be explained by electoral behavior and green party differences. This case study applies content analysis of electoral manifestos. By comparing 12 different party programs from Sweden and Finland the following case study searches the answer to how the party politicization of environment occurs in the chosen countries. Based on the results we can find that party politicization of environment has occurred but to a lesser extent and focusing on a small number of environmental issues. The empirical material show greater politicization among the Swedish mainstream parties. Explanation for this seems to be the greater interest from the public and the weak success of the green party.},
  author       = {Julin, Alexandra},
  keyword      = {environmental politics,environmental salience,case study,party politicization,electoral behavior},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {When being green became mainstream. En fallstudie om partipolitisering av miljön i Sverige och Finland.},
  year         = {2017},
}