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dc.contributor.authorLysne, Thea Joramo
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-29T23:46:34Z
dc.date.available2019-09-29T23:46:34Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationLysne, Thea Joramo. Human Rights in the Concept of Democracy: A Case Study of the Swedish Parliament Administration’s Educational Programs and Brochures. Master thesis, University of Oslo, 2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/70582
dc.description.abstractIn this master’s thesis, I aim to conduct an interdisciplinary study, analyzing to what extent hu-man rights are included in the concept of democracy. The topic is studied both in theory but primarily in practice, based on a single case study of the Swedish Parliament Administration’s (SPA) educational programs and brochures. SPA is chosen as the case of the study to help en-lighten which and how human rights are included in the concept of democracy, in a Swedish context. Sweden serves as a highly interesting context, being a well-established democracy whilst also traditionally taking a “dualist” approach to human rights. The study is carried out in two steps: first, I present and analyze how three modern democracy theories approach human rights inclusion in the concept of democracy to provide a theoretical framework for the case study, focusing on legal democracy theory (primarily leaning on Robert Nozick’s ideas), Jürgen Habermas’ take on deliberative democracy theory and David Beetham’s democracy theory; Second, I conduct two analyses – a textual content analysis using the technique of ideal types (based on the three democracy theories) and an analysis of SPA’s educational practices – based on a qualitative research approach leaning on the following three re-search methods: textual analysis, observation and interview. Based on the analyses, I find that SPA highly includes civil, judicial and political rights in its conception of democracy. Yet, these rights are primarily included by reference to the Swedish constitution, rather than to international human rights. Furthermore, I conclude that SPA includes economic, social and cultural rights in its conception of democracy, however primarily at the conceptual level, rather than in the context of the Swedish democracy.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectHuman Rights
dc.subjectDemocracy
dc.titleHuman Rights in the Concept of Democracy: A Case Study of the Swedish Parliament Administration’s Educational Programs and Brochureseng
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.date.updated2019-09-29T23:46:34Z
dc.creator.authorLysne, Thea Joramo
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-73709
dc.type.documentMasteroppgave
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/70582/1/Masters-Thesis_Human-Rights-in-the-Concept-of-Democracy.pdf


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