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Folkbiblioteket är demokratins grundpelare: Dagspressens debatt med anledning av moderaternas Kulturen 2.0
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
The Public Library is a Cornerstone of Democracy : The Daily Newspapers Debate Concerning the Swedish Moderate Party’s Kulturen 2.0 (English)
Abstract [en]

This master’s thesis attends to a debate in the Swedish daily press concerning the public library which arose after the Swedish Moderate Party’s publication of their cultural political document Kulturen 2.0. This document contains a number of standpoints, of which three directly concern the public library: charges on book loans, libraries on contract and politically balanced purchase policy. In all, 28 articles are examined by means of an idea and ideological analysis. The purpose is to find out what is behind the conflicts surrounding attitudes about the public library's mission and activity in an era of needs for change. On the basis of Douglas Raber’s account of three ideological strategies - social, conservative and populist - that constitutes the theoretical framework, the ideologies behind the ideas that stand out in the debate are to be identified. Four main conclusions are deduced from twelve preliminary inferences: (A) the combination of the social and the conservative strategy by the critics in the debate; (B) the conflict between critics' position according to (A) and populist strategy by advocates of the Moderate Party’s suggestions; (C) and (D) treats intrinsic dilemmas in the Moderate Party’s idea systems, there social respectively conservative strategy stands against populist strategy. Dilemmas concern either inconsistencies between different levels or on a metaphysical level with their fundamental principles contradicting each other. Factors influencing the results are constituted of various contents ascribed to certain central concepts such as education, access and democracy. This associates the statement ”the public library as the cornerstone of democracy” with alternate meanings.

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University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2008.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2007:139
Keywords [en]
moderaternas kultursyn, douglas raber, idealtyper
Keywords [sv]
folkbibliotek, folkbibliotekets ideologiska identitet, bibliotekspolitik, kulturpolitik, idé- och ideologisk analys
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-18687Local ID: 2320/3191OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-18687DiVA, id: diva2:1310621
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Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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