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Den ekologiskt hållbara staden: en diskursanalytisk studie av styrningspraktiker i Hammarby Sjöstad
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies.
2004 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
The ecological sustainable city : a discourse analysis study of control techniques in Hammarby Sjöstad (English)
Abstract [en]

This study focuses on the politics around ecological sustainable development in Sweden today, with emphasis on urban development, building and living. The starting-point for this study is the environmental adapted city district of Stockholm, Hammarby Sjöstad. The primary focus of the study is to investigate what means of control the environmental investment in Hammarby Sjöstad is expressing, and to elucidate their ideological, political and social implications. The empirical material is primarily based up on the local Hammarby Sjöstad environmental program along with qualitative in-depth interviews with citizens of this district. The study is based on critical discourse analysis

The result of this study is that the ecological investment in Hammarby Sjöstad partly constitutes a hidden exercise of power, taking shape as built-in physical measures in the dwellings and the neighbouring surroundings. Hidden means of control transform political and ideological environmental targets in to practical factual matters. Hidden means of control makes ideological and political environmental issues non-political and reduces them in to technical issues.

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Institutionen för tematisk utbildning och forskning , 2004. , 64 p.
Keyword [en]
Interdisciplinary studies, ekologiskt hållbar stad, miljö, Hammarby Sjöstad, kritisk diskursanalys, livsstil, styrmedel, makt, governmentality ecological sustainable city, environment, Hammarby Sjöstad, critical discourse analysis, lifestyle, means of control, power, governmentality
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2523ISRN: LIU-ITUF/SKA-D--04/11--SEOAI: diva2:19858
Available from: 2004-09-22 Created: 2004-09-22

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