Project by Christina Strohm (56917), Lea-Marie Brozus (56919) and Jesper Kehlet Hansen (56639)

Jesper Peter Kehlet Hansen, Lea-Marie Brozus & Christina Strohm

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


This paper investigates how empowerment can be facilitated through sociocracy. It builds its reasoning on findings of the Swedish Holma Folkhögskola, a school applying sociocracy, to draw out how empowerment is taking place in this case. The paper makes use of the three-dimensional power model by Lukes to interpret the data. It then reflects on the findings through a poststructuralist lens. The paper concludes that empowerment is facilitated through sociocracy only insofar as empowerment is empirically perceived as a re-distribution of power. As a poststructuralist view on power claims it to be fluctuating in relations, not being possessed or distributed, it is therefore argued that empowerment as such is not actually possible.

UddannelserSocialt Entreprenørskab og Management, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2016
Antal sider63
VejlederePeter Aagaard


  • Empowerment
  • Power
  • Post-structualism
  • Sociocracy