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Demokrati ur politikers och ungdomars perspektiv: - En diskursanalytisk studie om demokratiska förutsättningar i Norrköpings kommun
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The democratic conditions in national states have change radically at the same time as the society has changed. Because of social and economic globalization processes, the states and government has lost power for the benefit of transnational and global institutions. That affects the democracy since the nation state earlier defined the domain of citizenship. At the same time, citizens’ confidence towards political parties and politicians has gone down. These trends have lead to a situation that is spoken about as the crisis of democracy. The globalization has however also created new possibilities for political arenas and way to be politically organized.

This thesis is about democracy; about being able to influence one’s own situation and the society one live in. It’s also about the protracted struggle between different groups to be able to do this. This field is very wide and the possible ways to examine it are endless, but the part that will be in focus here is the municipality of Norrköping. It will be about how the municipality, trough the Committee of Democracy, which is appointed by the municipal council, works with democracy, but also about how young people in Norrköping feels that they can influence and effect. The study is based on analysis of reports and interviews with representatives from the Committee of Democracy and on interviews with young people who are politically involved in social movements. The study is written from a discourse analysis approach and the theoretical frame of reference revolves around discourse, power, governmentality and theories about the postmodern society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier , 2007. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Democracy, young people, politics, involvement, social movements, discourse analysis, postmodern society, power
Keyword [sv]
Demokrati, Norrköping, ungdomar, politik, engagemang, sociala rörelser, diskursanalys, postmodernitet, makt
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-10072ISRN: LiU-ISV/SKA-D--07/31--SEOAI: diva2:16817
Subject / course
Social and Cultural Analysis (D-level)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2007-10-23 Created: 2007-10-23 Last updated: 2012-05-24Bibliographically approved

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