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Deliberation och politikproffs i samhällsdebatten

Westergren, Victor LU (2017) STVK02 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis studies the occurence of deliberative democracy and policy professionals in the Swedish public debate. To analyse deliberative democracy, a framework based on theories by political scientists Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson is created. Correspondingly, a theoretical framework based on research by social anthropologist Christina Garsten, political scientist Bo Rothstein and sociologist Stefan Svallfors is used to theorise policy professionals, and used as an analytic tool. A qualitative text analysis is then conducted using a material which includes political party platforms, the Swedish Government Official Report ’Demokratiutredningen’, as well as debate and news articles. In conclusion, deliberative democracy is to some extent... (More)
This thesis studies the occurence of deliberative democracy and policy professionals in the Swedish public debate. To analyse deliberative democracy, a framework based on theories by political scientists Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson is created. Correspondingly, a theoretical framework based on research by social anthropologist Christina Garsten, political scientist Bo Rothstein and sociologist Stefan Svallfors is used to theorise policy professionals, and used as an analytic tool. A qualitative text analysis is then conducted using a material which includes political party platforms, the Swedish Government Official Report ’Demokratiutredningen’, as well as debate and news articles. In conclusion, deliberative democracy is to some extent a manifested purpose within the political parties and Demokratiutredningen. The most common deliberative idea observed is that information concerning political decision making should be accessible to citizens. The public debate on policy professionals is in conclusion focused on the resourcefulness, special skills and flexibility of policy professionals, and to some extent on the uncertainty of their power as political actors. (Less)
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Westergren, Victor LU
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STVK02 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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deliberation, deliberativ demokrati, policyprofessionella, professionalisering, politiska tjänstemän, SOU 2016:5
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Swedish
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8922703
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2018-04-27 10:15:03
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  abstract     = {This thesis studies the occurence of deliberative democracy and policy professionals in the Swedish public debate. To analyse deliberative democracy, a framework based on theories by political scientists Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson is created. Correspondingly, a theoretical framework based on research by social anthropologist Christina Garsten, political scientist Bo Rothstein and sociologist Stefan Svallfors is used to theorise policy professionals, and used as an analytic tool. A qualitative text analysis is then conducted using a material which includes political party platforms, the Swedish Government Official Report ’Demokratiutredningen’, as well as debate and news articles. In conclusion, deliberative democracy is to some extent a manifested purpose within the political parties and Demokratiutredningen. The most common deliberative idea observed is that information concerning political decision making should be accessible to citizens. The public debate on policy professionals is in conclusion focused on the resourcefulness, special skills and flexibility of policy professionals, and to some extent on the uncertainty of their power as political actors.},
  author       = {Westergren, Victor},
  keyword      = {deliberation,deliberativ demokrati,policyprofessionella,professionalisering,politiska tjänstemän,SOU 2016:5},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Deliberation och politikproffs i samhällsdebatten},
  year         = {2017},
}