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Demokratiskt inflytande – i arrangörens makt. Om demokratisk inkludering och exkludering i hälso- och sjukvårdspolitiken

Öberg, Johan LU (2017) STVM25 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This study examines the ambiguous relationship between increased democratic influence between elections and democratic equality. Initiatives to strengthen the possibilities for citizens to affect public policy are being suggested by the 2014 Commission on Democracy in order to decrease democratic inequality, but what consequences can be expected from such initiatives? This study investigates the mode of participation, and suggests that different modes of participation excludes and includes different groups of society. Based on previous research within the field, theories are implemented into an extensive survey-study which investigates the respondent’s attitudes towards political participation between elections in the healthcare sector.... (More)
This study examines the ambiguous relationship between increased democratic influence between elections and democratic equality. Initiatives to strengthen the possibilities for citizens to affect public policy are being suggested by the 2014 Commission on Democracy in order to decrease democratic inequality, but what consequences can be expected from such initiatives? This study investigates the mode of participation, and suggests that different modes of participation excludes and includes different groups of society. Based on previous research within the field, theories are implemented into an extensive survey-study which investigates the respondent’s attitudes towards political participation between elections in the healthcare sector. Multiple modes of participation are tested and the study shows that the attitudes towards different modes differ significantly, depending on social and demographical factors. Thus, the study suggests that the mode of participation and the setup of the participation will affect to what extent different groups participates. The mode of participation can therefore be used as a tool to control and strengthen democratic equality, or if neglected, increase the already skewed participation among different groups. (Less)
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author
Öberg, Johan LU
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organization
course
STVM25 20171
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
participation, exclusion, democracy, equality, modes of participation
language
Swedish
id
8922235
date added to LUP
2018-04-27 10:13:46
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2018-04-27 10:13:46
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  abstract     = {This study examines the ambiguous relationship between increased democratic influence between elections and democratic equality. Initiatives to strengthen the possibilities for citizens to affect public policy are being suggested by the 2014 Commission on Democracy in order to decrease democratic inequality, but what consequences can be expected from such initiatives? This study investigates the mode of participation, and suggests that different modes of participation excludes and includes different groups of society. Based on previous research within the field, theories are implemented into an extensive survey-study which investigates the respondent’s attitudes towards political participation between elections in the healthcare sector. Multiple modes of participation are tested and the study shows that the attitudes towards different modes differ significantly, depending on social and demographical factors. Thus, the study suggests that the mode of participation and the setup of the participation will affect to what extent different groups participates. The mode of participation can therefore be used as a tool to control and strengthen democratic equality, or if neglected, increase the already skewed participation among different groups.},
  author       = {Öberg, Johan},
  keyword      = {participation,exclusion,democracy,equality,modes of participation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Demokratiskt inflytande – i arrangörens makt. Om demokratisk inkludering och exkludering i hälso- och sjukvårdspolitiken},
  year         = {2017},
}