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Den avgränsade krisen: En gränsdragningsanalys av Lindbeckkommissionens rapport Nya villkor för ekonomi och politik (SOU 1993:16)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

During Sweden's economic crisis in the early 1990s a governmental committe of prominent economic and political experts were gathered to produce an analysis of and suggestions to the solution of that crisis. The committe produced a report that became widely commented in the media and in parliment. The report anc the reception of it gives us insights in how the boundaries between social science and politics are created an how new fields of expertise is added to a science. This thesis uses a constructivist approach to explore how the techniques of the economic science were made into credible means of knowöedge production outside of the field where it traditionally holds epistemological authority. Working from the assumption that language does things to the objects that it describes I claim that the episode investigated in this thesis was shaped by the committee's ability to define the economic crissi and thus making it into a knowable object. The cultural space of the episode was shaped by the actor's moves to enrol the committiee's report rather than examining it, making the credibility contest stacked in favour of the committee's concept of the social order.

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2012. , 53 p.
Keyword [sv]
boundary work, ekonomisk vetenskap, expertis, ekonomisk kris, Ekonomikommissionen, Lindbeckkommissionen, Nya villkor för ekonomi och politik (SOU 1993:16)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-181592OAI: diva2:558418
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-10-08 Created: 2012-09-26 Last updated: 2012-10-08Bibliographically approved

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