1.5 Politics and religion

1.5.a Commercial advertising and collective action

This project investigates the notion that exposure to commercial advertising decreases citizens’ interest in common concerns and collective actions, while increasing citizens’ interest in individual action by means of consumption. Of particular interest is how this affects traditional political participation. Thus, the project deals with issues relating to the development of democracy. Firstly in the sense of changes in how responsibilities are distributed between individuals and collectives. Secondly in the sense of changes in how interests and issues of citizens are considered possible or impossible to influence. The project is to be completed in spring 2017.

Participating researchers: Johan Wejryd.


1.5.b Religion and politics in hybrid media spaces

This project will study discussions about religion and politics in hybrid media spaces concerning three Swedish political parties (The Green Party, The Sweden Democrats and The Christian Democrats). The aim of the study is to see how religion is articulated in discussions on religion and politics in this type of media milieu, and how the use of the concept religion relates to different values from the political GAL/TAN scale. The project started autumn 2015.

Participating researcher: Linnea Jensdotter

Johan Wejryd
Johan Wejryd
 

Linnea Jensdotter
Linnea Jensdotter