Occupation of Kungstorget in Göteborg 1976 - studies about information and the formation of public opinion

SND-ID: snd0115-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002491


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Kent Asp - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Claes Lundgren - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science rorId


On the initiative and with the support of The National Psychological Defense Planning Committee this study was made of medias´ reporting of the events connected with the occupation of Kungstorget in Göteborg. The aim was to study information and the creation of public opinion around the occupation, which part medias´ moves played for the activists´ possibilities to affect a larger section of public opinion and a try to investigate what value various media have as a basis for information for the standpoint of the single citizen.

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Geographic location: Göteborg Municipality

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Department of Political Science

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Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media studies (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

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Asp, K. (1978) Kungstorgsockupationen i Göteborg : studier kring information och opinionsbildning. Beredskapsnämnden för psykologiskt försvar, Nr 91. Stockholm.
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Published: 2014-10-28
Last updated: 2019-02-06