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Putting Gender and Ethnic Discrimination on the Political Agenda: The Creation of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman and the Ombudsman against Ethnic Discrimination in Sweden
Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2014 (English)In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 84-99Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During the last few decades, Swedish welfare policy has been increasingly criticized by various social groups who take as their point of departure the limitations of a social policy that predominantly focuses on class equality and paid work. The establishment of special public authorities, commissioned to combat discrimination against particular groups of citizens, may be interpreted as a manifestation of increased state attention to social disadvantages rooted in culture rather than the economy. This article takes a closer look at the processes by which social justice claims have been transformed into matters of public responsibility by exploring the creation of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman (Ja ̈mO) and the Ombudsman against Ethnic Discrimination (DO). Drawing on policy documents and interviews with key persons, we investigate how “the women’s question” and “the ethnic minority question” have been articulated in Swedish politics. The aim is to describe the processes by which gender and ethnicity were politicized, a politicization eventually resulting in state initiatives to establish the two ombudsman offices. Particular attention is given to the role played by the social sciences in these processes, e.g. the ways in which scientific knowledge was employed in political discourse. 

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Taylor & Francis, 2014. Vol. 22, no 2, p. 84-99
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-32484DOI: 10.1080/08038740.2013.808262Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84903214535OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-32484DiVA, id: diva2:665935
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Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and WelfareAvailable from: 2013-11-21 Created: 2013-11-21 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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