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Samma skyldigheter - men inte samma rättigheter: Funktionshindrades uppfattning om och definition av medborgarskap; en komparativ studie Sverige-Storbritannien
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

The concept of citizenship was created in Greece about 600 BC, and has for most of the time been treated as a philosophical concept, or as a concept of political science. In spite of the fact that sociologists have taken an interest in the concept in the second half of the 20th century there is hardly any empirical research to substantiate how the common man perceives and defines the concept. Disabled people to a great extent perceive themselves as belonging to a forgotten sector of society in that they experience administrative barriers, shortcomings in the way individuals and institutions behave towards them, institutional discrimination, being socially dead, etc.

—The aim of this study has been to explore how citizenship is perceived and defined by disabled people in Great Britain and Sweden, focusing on the perception of rights and obligations, and how these rights and obligations have been made available to them by society.

—The study was carried out as a qualitative study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with disabled people defined as activists in a disability context (in Great Britain 19 informants, in Sweden 21 informants). The study was carried out in cooperation with the Wigforss Institute, Halmstad University, Sweden, and the Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds, Great Britain.

—The main conclusion of the study it that disabled people are knowledgeable on the concept of citizenship, on rights and responsibilities. They also have a strong sense of wanting to fulfill the responsibilities that are inherent in being a member of society, but that, through the lack of inclusion, institutional discrimination, and the rights that they have been denied, they are also denied the right fullfilling these responsibilities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Hälsa och Samhälle (HOS) , 2006. , p. 527466 bytes
Keywords [sv]
funktionshinder, medborgarskap, rättigheter, skyldigheter, disabled people, citizenship, rights, responsibilities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-191Local ID: 2082/457OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-191DiVA, id: diva2:237369
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2006-10-26 Created: 2006-10-26 Last updated: 2007-01-08

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