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Högre samhällsvetenskaplig utbildning och stöd för miljöpolitiska åtgärder

Ekstedt, Elias LU (2020) STVK02 20201
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In a time when environmental changes increase dramatically and get more and more devastating, the question about what creates support for environmental policies which can mitigate these is highly relevant. Can education be a part of the solution? Some studies show that statistically, the support for environmental policies increase significantly with education in social sciences at a higher level. To investigate this relationship further, this bachelor thesis uses qualitative interviews to contribute with knowledge about what causal mechanisms there are behind it. Five students from four different universities in Sweden have been interviewed. The results indicate that knowledge which students in social sciences perceive about externalities,... (More)
In a time when environmental changes increase dramatically and get more and more devastating, the question about what creates support for environmental policies which can mitigate these is highly relevant. Can education be a part of the solution? Some studies show that statistically, the support for environmental policies increase significantly with education in social sciences at a higher level. To investigate this relationship further, this bachelor thesis uses qualitative interviews to contribute with knowledge about what causal mechanisms there are behind it. Five students from four different universities in Sweden have been interviewed. The results indicate that knowledge which students in social sciences perceive about externalities, collective action problems, and other theories that made the students develop a more structural understanding of societal problems, have an effect on their support for environmental policies. Moreover, education in social sciences does also seem to have an effect on the variables of the so-called Value Belief Norm Theory which also is indicated to have an important role in their increased support for environmental policies. (Less)
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author
Ekstedt, Elias LU
supervisor
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course
STVK02 20201
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Environmental policy, eco politics, education, qualitative interviews, Value Belief Norm Theory
language
Swedish
id
9026438
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2020-09-21 15:39:24
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2020-09-21 15:39:24
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  abstract     = {In a time when environmental changes increase dramatically and get more and more devastating, the question about what creates support for environmental policies which can mitigate these is highly relevant. Can education be a part of the solution? Some studies show that statistically, the support for environmental policies increase significantly with education in social sciences at a higher level. To investigate this relationship further, this bachelor thesis uses qualitative interviews to contribute with knowledge about what causal mechanisms there are behind it. Five students from four different universities in Sweden have been interviewed. The results indicate that knowledge which students in social sciences perceive about externalities, collective action problems, and other theories that made the students develop a more structural understanding of societal problems, have an effect on their support for environmental policies. Moreover, education in social sciences does also seem to have an effect on the variables of the so-called Value Belief Norm Theory which also is indicated to have an important role in their increased support for environmental policies.},
  author       = {Ekstedt, Elias},
  keyword      = {Environmental policy,eco politics,education,qualitative interviews,Value Belief Norm Theory},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Högre samhällsvetenskaplig utbildning och stöd för miljöpolitiska åtgärder},
  year         = {2020},
}