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Somewhere och Anywhere i det svenska samhället: En kvalitativ studie för att förstå medborgares upplevda påverkan över den politiska dagordningen utefter Goodharts teori
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to probe into Goodhart’s theory of Somewheres and Anywheres in the Swedish society. Goodhart’s theory states that a population in the modern 21st century can be divided into the groups Somewhere and Anywhere. This thesis examines if the theory is viable in the Swedish society and if the categories determines the electorates feeling of being able to impact the political agenda. The method used in this thesis is semi-structured interviews with eight electorates — in a younger age bracket (19-29), and an older age bracket (52-63), in four different categories of residential areas. The result indicates that the theory is viable in Sweden and that the Somewhere-electorates feel like they cannot impact the political agenda. The Anywhere-electorates feel like they can, and is the group that has dominated the politics. This may be a explanation for the unstable politics we see in the western society, since Somewheres, according to Goodhart, is half the population, while Anywheres only make up 20-25 percent but is the group ruling politics which leads to discontent, and can be a factor leading to unstable politics.

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2019. , p. 41
Keywords [en]
Goodhart, Somewheres and Anywheres, political impact, unstable politics, Sweden, the political agenda, identity, forgotten electorates.
Keywords [sv]
Goodhart, Somewheres och Anywheres, politisk påverkan, instabil politik, Sverige, den politiska dagordningen, identitet, bortglömd väljarkår
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Political Science Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39899OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-39899DiVA, id: diva2:1327787
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Political Science
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Social Analysis and Communication, 180 credits
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Available from: 2019-06-20 Created: 2019-06-20 Last updated: 2019-06-20Bibliographically approved

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