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Själlösa höghus eller handlingskraftig bostadspolitik: Miljonprogrammet i svensk dagspress
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

During the mid-1960s, the Swedish government decided to build one million dwellings over the ten following years. This was a political project that later on became known as the million program, even though no real program ever existed. The basis for the decision was housing shortages and increasing housing queues. In previous research, mainly individual residential areas built during the million program have been objects of study. These areas and also the million program as a political project, were early critized and have since it’s creation undergone a stigmatization process, concerning both the design of the areas, its buildings and also their inhabitants.

Since the 1960s, the development of the society has moved towards a greater faith in market forces, which is a process that has affected both housing policies and planning. The view of the dwelling has altered from a social right to a commodity, while the citi-zen has become a consumer. The aim of the study is to identify how the concept the million program is being described on the editorial pages in Swedish daily press today, and how it is being used as an argument in the debate concerning housing policy due to the housing shortages of today. The central analytical concept in this study is the million program. The study explores, through a content analysis, how the million program is represented and how it is used in the debate concerning housing policies in the editorial pages in Swedish daily press. Study results show that the million program is pictured in mainly negative terms, and that it is used as an example of one of the failures in the de-bate concerning Swedish housing and planning policies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 37 p.
Keyword [sv]
miljonprogrammet, bostadspolitik, planering
National Category
Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49218OAI: diva2:897064
Subject / course
Human Geography
Educational program
Heritage Studies Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-01-27 Created: 2016-01-24 Last updated: 2016-01-27Bibliographically approved

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