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Demokratins Språkbarriär: -En kvantitativ studie om konsekvensen av språkbristen bland utrikesfödda vid nationellt, regionalt och lokalt valdeltagande i Skärholmens valdistrikt.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The predicament of rational choice models in politics is seemingly the irrationality of participation in politics activity, in such, by voting. That it is irrational for most of the taxpayers to vote nor to attain education about politics. Some authors propose different approaches to understand why people vote, such as civic duty and civic voluntarism model. This essay examines language barrier and how it affects the voter turnout in Sweden. Furthermore, we observe foreign-born Swedes in Skärholmen region, and ask ourselves:

• Should language deficiency lead to lower division?

• If those with language shortages still vote, what is important to them?

The study shows that people with higher language skills also tend to vote more often than others. And for those who have a lower language skill differs within the group some votes regardless and other abstain. I intend to link my research to existing theories to confront the theories with new empirical knowledge, using a hypothetical-deductive method.

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2019. , p. 57
Keywords [sv]
Utrikesfödda, inrikes födda, valdeltagande, språkkunskap, Riksdagsvalet, kommunvalet, landstingsvalet, invandrare, Svenskar, språkbrister, utbildningsnivå, Rationella teorin, Paradox of voting, civic duty, socioekonomiska faktorer
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-402407OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-402407DiVA, id: diva2:1385610
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Political Science
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Bachelor Programme in Social Sciences
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Available from: 2020-01-15 Created: 2020-01-14 Last updated: 2020-01-15Bibliographically approved

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