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Postmodernismens ambivalens - En korrelation mellan postmodernism och nyliberalism
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

Postmodernism and neo-liberalism is often thought of as two opposite conceptions of the reality and the world. This thesis takes on a critical view of this assertion and the main purpose was to perform a correlation between postmodernism and neo-liberalism. With different theoretical assumptions about constructions of thoughts, agency and structure and the welfare-state a theoretical framework was created. According to this framework the two isms were correlated to each other and the welfare-state to see if there where similarities or dissimilarities between the isms. The assumptions of this thesis are that there are correlations between postmodernism and neo-liberalism in the constructions of thoughts, namely similar view on epistemology. The two isms also show similarity between each other towards the foundations upon which the modern welfare-state rests. This is mainly manifested in their common view of the institutions of the welfare-state, which the isms both finds problematic. This results in a mutual problematic view on positive freedom, the foundation of legitimacy, the means and economic democracy as they are manifested in a given welfare-state. However, the motive for criticism rests mostly on different justifications for the two isms. Anyhow, their views share doubts about the legitimacy of the welfare-state in common. This even though postmodernism is partly a result of the welfare-politics. This thesis also shows why postmodernism and neo-liberalism at least in a theoretical perspective can not continue to develop side by side.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Hälsa och Samhälle (HOS) , 2006. , p. 357500 bytes
Keywords [sv]
modernism, postmodernism, neo-liberalism, legitimacy (or) illegitimacy (of) welfare-states, agency-structure and constructions of thoughts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-168Local ID: 2082/421OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-168DiVA, id: diva2:237346
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2006-08-31 Created: 2006-08-31 Last updated: 2007-02-13

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