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Crowdfunding i svensk politik: En explorativ studie av hur crowdfunding tar uttryck på svensk politisk arena
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study investigates how the phenomenon crowdfunding is applied to the Swedish political arena. The main purpose of this thesis is to seek answers to how crowdfunding is used in Swedish politics and how it possibly could impact democracy and political equality.

The investigation is, because of the subjects’ only recently studied characters in politics, shaped as an explorative study where the subjects of analysis are chosen as found best covering the purpose in accordance to the writer. The analysis has thereafter been executed based on the theory behind political equality through participatory democracy and digital civil society. Previous research has also been used as reference while analyzing.

Final conclusions show that crowdfunding has been used in various examples of Swedish political projects. The examples include projects aiming to finance smaller political parties, election campaigns, and other political engagements trying to influence parts of society. Whether or not the use of crowdfunding in these projects has contributed to political equality is discussed and argued for and against throughout the analysis.

Even if the optimistic reactions to crowdfunding and its positive influence on democracy tend to overpower the conclusion, perspectives of the phenomenon as both a benefit and disadvantage are presented and discussed. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Crowdfunding, participatory democracy, political equality, political and digital participation and engagement, civil society, network society, political financing, political projects
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49313OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-49313DiVA: diva2:897882
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Administration Programme with foreign language, 180 credits
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Available from: 2016-02-03 Created: 2016-01-26 Last updated: 2016-02-03Bibliographically approved

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