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Kvotering i Polishögskolan: En rättslig studie rörande tillåtelse att kvotera vid antagning till högskola och huruvida kvotering förekommer i polisutbildningen
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is primarily to investigate the possibility of and the rules concerning using quotas in the field of admission to university. Secondly, an investigation of whether the Swedish Police Academy has been conducting this method during the years of 2009 and 2010 is made. They are currently accused of having discriminated applicants due to their gender and ethnicity. In order to examine the legal arena as far as possible the laws of discrimination, both including the legislations and regulations assumed by the EU as well as the Swedish laws in this field, will be studied. The laws of discrimination will be put in relation to the legal possibilities of making exceptions from the principle of equal treatment. Positive actions in the field of gender equality and ethnicity, e.g. choosing a person of the underrepresented sex over another of the opposite sex with equal qualifications in an employment situation, are examples of these exceptions constituted but the EU. Sweden has implemented some of these rules, both concerning the labour market as well as in the field of university education, of which the majority is positive discrimination. Using quotas in universities is currently forbidden by the EU and therefore also in the Swedish legislation. Along with the legal investigation, a study of the admission process within the Swedish Police Academy is carried out by examining the current rules as well as other relevant material.

The method used in this essay is the dogmatic approach. Also, a social science perspective is applied by putting the prevailing rules in a societal context through the empirical study. By interviewing both teachers and students in the Police Academy, values and attitudes towards the idea of using quotas in the admission process are explored. Thus, possible societal advantages and disadvantages are presented even though the use of quotas in the university field is forbidden. Finally, the results from this empirical study is compared with and analyzed in relation to other material presented in this essay.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 47 p.
Keyword [sv]
Arbetsrätt, Polisutbildningen, Kvotering, Högskola, Diskriminering
National Category
Law and Society
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-42473OAI: diva2:805593
Subject / course
Legal Science
Educational program
Human Resource Management Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2015-04-17 Created: 2015-04-15 Last updated: 2015-04-17Bibliographically approved

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