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Inte utan min ideologi: En kvantitativ analys av svenska riksdagsledamöters bloggar
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay’s purpose is to investigate how members of the swedish parliament uses their blogs for political communication. The main question of the essay is; are there any differences in how politicians use their blogs, concidering their parties ideological background? The main question is divided in to three subqueries which are related to the empirical analysis, the subqueries are; (1) Which members of parliament has a blog and is there any ideological connection? (2) Is there any difference in frequency of blogging related to party? (3) How is the blog focused? Is there any difference in how the members of parliament blog, do they focus on their own views or their parties views?.

The method used for this essay is quantitative content analysis. The empirical material used for the study consists of 95 blogs belonging to members of the swedish parliament.

The empirical study shows several differences between politicans representing parties to the left and right. MP’s to the right are both more common and frequent in the blogosphere than the MP’s representing parties to the left. The study also shows that bloggers representing the Left party, Social democrats, Green Part and Swedish democrats uses their blogs for more party-orientated communication. Blogging MP’s representing the The Liberal People’s party, The Moderate Party and the Christian Democrats more often use their blogs to communicate individual opinions. This result concludes that there are ideological differences in how swedish members of parliament blog. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013.
Keywords [sv]
Bloggar, riksdagen, sociala medier, ideologi
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-29700ISRN: ORU-HUS/STK-GK-2013/0005--SEArchive number: ORU-HUS/STK-GK-2013/0005--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-29700DiVA, id: diva2:631725
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Statskunskap
Available from: 2013-07-10 Created: 2013-06-23 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved

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