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Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study investigates how the eight swedish parliamentary parties arguments regarding gender quotas. The timeboundary is set between the years 2010-2014. The purpose of this study is to investigate how the swedish parliamentary parties argument for and against a legislation of gender quotas on corporate boards. Since women are underrepresented in corporate boards, a theory of feminism was appopirate. In order to perform this study the teory is based on the three main perspectives of feminism, liberal, radical and socialist feminism. This is presented through a analysis based on feminist ideas in the political parties argumentation within the labor force committee in the swedish parliament. The results presented a huge divide within the question of equality and how the political parties presented solutions in order to resolve the issue of underrepresentation of women in corporate boards.
The political parties to the left point out that the main problem lies within patriarchy which correspond to more radical feminist thoughts. The political parties to the left pointed out liberal feminist ways resolving the issue of equality and legislation in corporate boards. Conclusions made from this study is that the majority of the swedish parliamentary parties mix arguments and ideas from all of the three feminist perspectives. All of the parties standpoints can be related to how they are placed in a right-left scale.
Keywords: gender quota, corporate boards, sweden, feminism, liberal feminism, radical feminism, socialist feminism, parliamentary parties, political parties
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 41 p.
Public Administration Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-120588OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-120588DiVA: diva2:929169
Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
Sandström, Camilla, Biträdande prefekt
Lidström, Anders, Prefekt