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"Som en eldkraft inne i mig": svenska romers berättelser om sitt politiska arbete
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Roma minority in Sweden are discriminated against at the labor market, housing, education, civil society and in political representation. Despite this discrimination several Roma activists have created an arena for themselves where they have played an important role in the struggle for human rights for Romas in Sweden. This thesis aims to explore the conditions under which Roma politicians and activists participate in the political dialogue in Sweden. Iris Marion Young's theories on inclusive democracy with the three nodes of greeting, rhetoric and narrative are used as theoretical framework. The method of the thesis may be described as a micro-ethnography, where five Roma politicians or activists are interviewed and participatory observation is conducted. The material was collected during the Swedish election 2014. The result of the study concludes that it appears as if the political arena is rather open to persons outside the majority normative. Many of the Romas are greeted and welcomed into the political sphere. The lack of a Roma narrative and the lack of tolerance for a rhetoric outside the normative, as well as difficulties due to lack of schooling, makes it difficult for Romas to fully participate and be includes in the political and democratic arena.

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2016. , 62 p.
Keyword [en]
Romas, democracy, inclusion, participation, communication, narrative
Keyword [sv]
rom, romer, demokrati, inkluderande, deltagare, kommunikation, narrativ
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-141328OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-141328DiVA: diva2:1086682
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