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Arbetsförmedlingens kulturpolitiska betydelse: En idéanalys av den svenska kulturpolitikens roll inom arbetsmarknadspolitiken
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The cultural political meaning of the Swedish Employment Office : An analysis of ideas of the culture political role in the labour market policy (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to research and discuss the role the cultural politics play for the Swedish employment office (Arbetsförmedlingen) and the meaning culture politics have within the labour market policy. A research has shown that Arbetsförmedlingen evaluates unemployed cultural workers differently than regular registered jobseekers. From an instrumental perspective on political implementation this can be considered as an anomali. Arbetsförmedlingen’s mandate derives from the government and its authority is a tool for carrying out state policy. A study, conducted on how Arbetsförmedlingen handles matching of culture jobseekers in the labour market can therefore be utilized as guidance towards possible answers regarding the state’s cultural policy in general. The problem formulation presented above led to the following inquiry: Does Arbetsförmedlingen have a cultural political assignment appointed by the government? Furthermore, what does the answer to the question imply regarding the Swedish cultural policy? A descriptive analysis of ideas are applied in order to examine governmental political documents and Arbetsförmedlingen’s regulations. The inquiry has generated a no answer for its question.  Arbetsförmedlingen does not have a cultural political assignment. The governmental organization has primarily a labour market political mission and in this context it signifies that it balances the cultural labour market. The result indicates that the Swedish cultural policy are presently diverting from the traditional Swedish model, where the state had a closer relationship to the culture and the culture workers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, Fredrik Eriksson
Keyword [en]
Cultural policy, The Swedish Public Employment Service, labour market policy, analysis of ideas
Keyword [sv]
Kulturpolitik, Arbetsförmedlingen, arbetsmarknadspolitik, idéanalys
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-34011OAI: diva2:752543
Subject / course
Cultural studies
Educational program
Cultural studies, 180 hp
Available from: 2014-10-13 Created: 2014-10-05 Last updated: 2014-10-13Bibliographically approved

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