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Deliberativ demokrati i form av medborgardialoger: En diskursanalys om deliberativ demokrati på kommunal nivå
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to analyze the current discourse on citizen’s dialogue and its link to deliberative democracy, with hope to find that it is taken for granted in dialogues with citizens at local government level. The aim is to show, with a discourse analytical approach to the current democratic renewal in Swedish municipalities, how the discourse is designed and what is reproduced or restructured through printed texts published by the SKL. This by finding what is seen as truth or a form of objective reality in the deliberative democratic discourse and by analyzing the reproduction of the same. The purpose may also partly be considered creating an understanding of how this relates to or what effects this has in the discursive and social practice, as well as in seeing what consequences it can bring.

Citizen´s dialogues are becoming more common. Powerful actors like SKL encourage Swedish municipalities to implement the dialogue in the organization. Information about the positive effects is spreading, while unintended consequences are not given any room at all. This can be seen as a social problem, a lack of awareness about the discourse and its social consequences or changes. Structural inequalities are reproduced by SKL publications, which give this study social relevance. The results also indicate that citizen´s dialogues have a connection to deliberative democracy yet still differ in several categories. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
citizen dialogue, deliberative democracy, discourse, discourse analysis, municipality, agonism
Keyword [sv]
medborgardialog, deliberativ demokrati, diskurs, diskursanalys, kommun, agonism
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-28405OAI: diva2:824002
Subject / course
Political Science
Available from: 2015-08-17 Created: 2015-06-19 Last updated: 2015-08-17Bibliographically approved

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