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Skillnader i Bjuv och Bromöllas valdeltagande i Europaparlamentsvalet. -En komparativ innehållsanalys av kommunernas ledande tidningar

Jensen, Izabella LU (2019) STVK02 20191
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The turnout for the European Parliament elections has steadily increased in Sweden. Most recently, it was 51 % of the entitled voters that voted, but it is still a low figure compared to how many people that vote in the parliament election. Some interesting questions are raised in relation to the turnout. Are there differences in access to information and knowledge depending on where you live in Sweden? And what other explanations might be behind voting behavior? This paper aims to examine such issues by finding out how the EU is presented in the media and what other explanations can be given to the low turnout by means of an analysis of two municipalities and their leading newspapers. Hypotheses are tested with support from two theories... (More)
The turnout for the European Parliament elections has steadily increased in Sweden. Most recently, it was 51 % of the entitled voters that voted, but it is still a low figure compared to how many people that vote in the parliament election. Some interesting questions are raised in relation to the turnout. Are there differences in access to information and knowledge depending on where you live in Sweden? And what other explanations might be behind voting behavior? This paper aims to examine such issues by finding out how the EU is presented in the media and what other explanations can be given to the low turnout by means of an analysis of two municipalities and their leading newspapers. Hypotheses are tested with support from two theories about information, knowledge and medias agenda power. One hypothesis is that the municipality that has a daily newspaper with more information and more positive content about the EU election and calls for it to be important to go and vote, also has a higher voter turnout. The study concludes that there are differences in the media coverage, but also that there is a lack of information and knowledge. (Less)
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Jensen, Izabella LU
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STVK02 20191
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Valdeltagande, Europaparlamentsvalet, innehållsanalys, kommuner, dagstidningar
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Swedish
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8976175
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2019-09-06 09:43:37
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  abstract     = {The turnout for the European Parliament elections has steadily increased in Sweden. Most recently, it was 51 % of the entitled voters that voted, but it is still a low figure compared to how many people that vote in the parliament election. Some interesting questions are raised in relation to the turnout. Are there differences in access to information and knowledge depending on where you live in Sweden? And what other explanations might be behind voting behavior? This paper aims to examine such issues by finding out how the EU is presented in the media and what other explanations can be given to the low turnout by means of an analysis of two municipalities and their leading newspapers. Hypotheses are tested with support from two theories about information, knowledge and medias agenda power. One hypothesis is that the municipality that has a daily newspaper with more information and more positive content about the EU election and calls for it to be important to go and vote, also has a higher voter turnout. The study concludes that there are differences in the media coverage, but also that there is a lack of information and knowledge.},
  author       = {Jensen, Izabella},
  keyword      = {Valdeltagande,Europaparlamentsvalet,innehållsanalys,kommuner,dagstidningar},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Skillnader i Bjuv och Bromöllas valdeltagande i Europaparlamentsvalet. -En komparativ innehållsanalys av kommunernas ledande tidningar},
  year         = {2019},
}