De kommunala miljöarbetet : En uppsats om miljömedvetenhet och medborgarskap

by K. Maassen, Siri

Abstract (Summary)
The work with Agenda 21 resulted in a larger focus on local participation and deliberation. The Swedish implementation of Agenda 21 is a result of these local governments´ political agendas and policies.The purpose with this paper is to examine the relationship between the citizen and the local government. It focuses on three theories of citizenship and how the view of "the environmental aware citizen”; in the local government’s municipalities policies differ and from which theory of citizenship do they come from.The analysis is of a valuing and comparing nature. The municipalities´ web pages have been the main source to generate an understanding of their view on the normative environmental work. A comparison with Simon Mattis´ examination of other local governments have been done to widen the empirical material and to strengthen the understanding.I have choosed to integrate the analysis with the presentation of the results to make the understanding of the comparisons easier. According to this thesis analysis and results, the differences between the governments are small.Finally the main suggestion is that even if there may be certain patterns between different kinds of government and their ideological views on citizenships, these results are marginal and vague. My opinion is that the municipalities’ environmental policy differs as a result of a non-ideological view based on an uncertainty of which kind of agenda that is most effective.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Södertörns högskola

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:06/13/2007

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