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Naturvårdsverkets paradoxala förvaltning - en konsument utan ansvar för det gemensamma

Widén, Daniel LU and Andersson, Victor LU (2019) STVA22 20182
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Governance and ideology have significant influence on how problems and policies are conceptualized. This conceptualization affects the way in which political subjects are formed and how individuals regard themselves. In this paper we approach environmental policy from a post-structuralist stance. Our ambition is to demonstrate a paradoxical relationship between the current consumer oriented representation of the problem, and its abilities to effectively remedy environmental issues. We focus on the conceptualization of political subjects as consumers and its effects over individuals, the conditions for effective environmental policy and the continued dominance of New Public Management. The material consists of annual reports from swedish... (More)
Governance and ideology have significant influence on how problems and policies are conceptualized. This conceptualization affects the way in which political subjects are formed and how individuals regard themselves. In this paper we approach environmental policy from a post-structuralist stance. Our ambition is to demonstrate a paradoxical relationship between the current consumer oriented representation of the problem, and its abilities to effectively remedy environmental issues. We focus on the conceptualization of political subjects as consumers and its effects over individuals, the conditions for effective environmental policy and the continued dominance of New Public Management. The material consists of annual reports from swedish agency Naturvårdsverket. We argue that Naturvårdsverkets representation of the problem defines the consumer as the responsible actor for environmental challanges. A consumer that ultimately lacks a sense of responsibility for this collective concern. (Less)
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Widén, Daniel LU and Andersson, Victor LU
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STVA22 20182
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L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
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Naturvårdsverket, consumer, new public management, subjectification, problem representation
language
English
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8964758
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2019-02-22 14:52:57
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  abstract     = {Governance and ideology have significant influence on how problems and policies are conceptualized. This conceptualization affects the way in which political subjects are formed and how individuals regard themselves. In this paper we approach environmental policy from a post-structuralist stance. Our ambition is to demonstrate a paradoxical relationship between the current consumer oriented representation of the problem, and its abilities to effectively remedy environmental issues. We focus on the conceptualization of political subjects as consumers and its effects over individuals, the conditions for effective environmental policy and the continued dominance of New Public Management. The material consists of annual reports from swedish agency Naturvårdsverket. We argue that Naturvårdsverkets representation of the problem defines the consumer as the responsible actor for environmental challanges. A consumer that ultimately lacks a sense of responsibility for this collective concern.},
  author       = {Widén, Daniel and Andersson, Victor},
  keyword      = {Naturvårdsverket,consumer,new public management,subjectification,problem representation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Naturvårdsverkets paradoxala förvaltning - en konsument utan ansvar för det gemensamma},
  year         = {2019},
}