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Individen i det offentliga, familjen i det privata - en jämställdhetspolitisk paradox?: en diskursanalys av regeringens arbetsmarknads- och familjepolitik
Södertörn University College, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University College, School of Social Sciences.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper takes it points of departure in a gender equality perspective and the perceived paradox between the governmental labour market policy and family policy. The first policy area has the aim to put people to work, whereas the other introduces a reform, vårdnadsbidraget, that point in the opposite direction. Which are the problem representations within the two policy areas and are the problem representations concordant or contradictive? From a constructivist perspective, langue is closely related to power through defining and ascribing meaning to reality. Drawing on political documents, speeches and articles formulated within the government, this paper analyzes problem representations through the use of discourse analysis and feminist political theory. The main conclusion of this paper is that there are contradictions within the problem representations, both within and between the two policy areas. The most significant contradiction is that gender equality within labour market policy is formulated around the individual, whilst in family politics it is based on the family as a unit.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper , 2008. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender equality, labour market policy, family policy, discourse analysis, feminist political theory
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-1503OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-1503DiVA: diva2:15591
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samhälle/juridik
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Available from: 2008-01-30 Created: 2008-01-30

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