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I Staffan Wermes skugga : I maktens korridorer med en hegemonisk kommunstyrelseordförande

By Marcus Pettersson

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In this essay I try to find out how the local political climate in the Swedish Municipal Örebro looks like through the eyes of Michel Foucault. I’ve been focusing on the concept power, knowledge and politic. I’ve been applying the discourse theory on the study and the founder of that theory is Chantal Mouffe and Ernesto Laclau, the discoursetheory is a refinement of Foucaults thoughts about discourse. The object of study is the Mayor of Örebro, Staffan Werme and the position connected to that post. I’ve used the method “shadowing”, and I’ve been following the Mayor in every physical room that he appears in for nearly two weeks. The aim is too see which subject-position that the Mayor ascribes to in those different rooms, and also how the concept of power is used

Topics: Michel Foucault, discoursetheory, Mayor, Örebro, Chantal Mouffe, Ernesto Laclau, shadowing, power, politic., Michel Foucault, discoursetheory, diskursteori, Mayor, kommunstyrelseordförande, Örebro, Chantal Mouffe, Ernesto Laclau, shadowing, skuggning, power, makt, politic, politik., Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies), Statsvetenskap (exklusive studier av offentlig förvaltning och globaliseringsstudier)
Publisher: Örebro universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga institutionen
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:DiVA.org:oru-4930
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