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Ett spel för gallerierna?: En kvalitativ fallstudie av Vapsten samebys deltagande i gruvetableringsprocessen
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis is a qualitative case study of Vapsten sameby’s participation in the process of establishing a mine in the Rönnbäcken area in Storuman municiplity in Sweden.

The mine in Rönnbäcken is a case that has been discussed extensively in the region during the last couple of years. The project is, on one hand, expected to engender job opportunities and economic growth, but on the other hand expected to have a large influence on the local environment and threaten the sami people’s traditional lifestyle.

With background in environmental justice theory and theories of citizen participation this thesis emphasizes the meaningful involvement of minorities in decisionmaking. Due to this, Vapsten’s participation in the process has been studied. Further, Vapsten’s experience of their opportunities to participate has been outlined.Drawing upon Sherry Arnsteins model of citizen participation and Hans Wiklunds criterions of deliberation, Vapsten sameby’s participation is not ideal. This conclusion is confirmed by the experiences of representatives from Vapsten.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Environmental justice, Procedural justice, Indigenous rights, Citizen participation, Sami people.
National Category
Social Sciences Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105610OAI: diva2:827031
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
Available from: 2015-11-10 Created: 2015-06-26 Last updated: 2015-11-10Bibliographically approved

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