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Occupy Stockholm: En lokal länk i en global kedja?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This case study looks at the Occupy Movement in Stockholm, Sweden. It analyses the several processes, such as ideology and forms of communication, which constitute a social movement as a collective actor. The study is based on interviews with individuals involved with Occupy Stockholm and analyses their answers in relation to previous research on the Occupy Movement and similar movements. Themes that are looked upon are for instance: relations to the global movement, the role played by social media, and the ideological content behind the mobilization. It concludes that the organizational structure is highly decentralized, built on horizontal social relations and has been influenced by other protest movements such as los indignados in Spain and the Arab Spring revolts. Moreover it suggests that movements such as Occupy have gained broad support in nation states with unstable economy. For the movement to grow in Sweden it needs to adapt to the Swedish context and employ new strategies, particularly after the occupation camps have been evicted.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 40 p.
Keyword [sv]
Occupy, indignados, sociala rörelser, sociala medier
National Category
Economic History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-86688OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-86688DiVA: diva2:588840
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2013-04-25 Created: 2013-01-16 Last updated: 2013-04-25Bibliographically approved

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