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Unga och Politiskt Deltagande: Internets inverkan på ungas politiska deltagande.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Purpose – Today, there is an increase in the use of Internet and a decline in political participation. A discussion on wheatear or not the concept of political participation should be broadened to also include political activates online has begun. The purpose of this study is to investigate the view of political participation among youth.Methodology – This study is quantitative in nature, since it builds on two previous quantitative studies. One is a national study about Swedes and the Internet, and the other on a regional level concerning youth in Skåne. Data from the two studies are used to confirm or disregard four hypotheses which are deducted from the presented theoretical framework concerning political participation.Key Findings – This study finds support that youth are more political participant on the Internet than the older generation, but also show that a traditional political participation is valued higher. Youth have more faith in their opportunity to affect political decisions on different decision-levels. A difference in preferred sources for information has also been detected, and youth value Internet higher as a source for information whereas the older generation prefer traditional media.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
Youth, political participation, Internet-use, social media.
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26883Local ID: SK-V15-G3-050OAI: diva2:894934
Subject / course
Political Science ST2


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