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Det klyvbara ämnet. Diskursiva ordningar i svensk kärnkraftspolitik 1972­-1980

Lindquist, Per LU (1997) In Lund dissertations in Sociology 18.
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Sveriges första stora kärnkraftsreaktor togs i bruk 1972. Samma år kom kärnkraften att för första gången på allvar ifrågasättas i den svenska riksdagen. Under loppet av ett par år förvandlades kärnkraftsfrågan till den nutida svenska politikens kanske mest kontroversiella och omdebatterade fråga. I denna avhandling analyseras den riksdagspolitiska debatten om kärnkraften mellan åren 1972­1980, såsom denna dokumenterats i propositioner, motioner, utskottsutlåtanden och kammardebatter. Särskild vikt fästs vid hur olika diskursiva ordningar i denna debatt kom att reglera den politiska argumentationen med avseende på vad som kunde sägas, av vem detta kunde sägas samt hur detta kunde sägas. Vilka... (More)
Popular Abstract in Swedish

Sveriges första stora kärnkraftsreaktor togs i bruk 1972. Samma år kom kärnkraften att för första gången på allvar ifrågasättas i den svenska riksdagen. Under loppet av ett par år förvandlades kärnkraftsfrågan till den nutida svenska politikens kanske mest kontroversiella och omdebatterade fråga. I denna avhandling analyseras den riksdagspolitiska debatten om kärnkraften mellan åren 1972­1980, såsom denna dokumenterats i propositioner, motioner, utskottsutlåtanden och kammardebatter. Särskild vikt fästs vid hur olika diskursiva ordningar i denna debatt kom att reglera den politiska argumentationen med avseende på vad som kunde sägas, av vem detta kunde sägas samt hur detta kunde sägas. Vilka problem och lösningsmodeller fick politiskt genomslag och vilka fick det inte? Vilka aktörer kom till tals och vilka gjorde det inte? Hur kom kärnkraften att relateras till, eller avskärmas från ett vidare menings- och värdesammanhang bestående av mer övergripande frågor om samhällsutveckling, demokrati, miljö och naturresurser? (Less)
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This study applies a qualitative discourse theoretical method to analyse the central argumentation in the parliamentary debate on nuclear power in Sweden during 1972­1980, reconstructed from official documents such as governmental and parliamentary bills, committee reports, parliamentary debate protocols, and official commission reports.



Particular concern is directed to the process in which various discursive orders emerging within the political debate tend to have a structuring influence on the political argumentation regarding what can be said, by whom this can be said, and how this can be said. It is argued that these discursive orders have a profound, and in a systems theoretical sense self-dynamic influence, going... (More)
This study applies a qualitative discourse theoretical method to analyse the central argumentation in the parliamentary debate on nuclear power in Sweden during 1972­1980, reconstructed from official documents such as governmental and parliamentary bills, committee reports, parliamentary debate protocols, and official commission reports.



Particular concern is directed to the process in which various discursive orders emerging within the political debate tend to have a structuring influence on the political argumentation regarding what can be said, by whom this can be said, and how this can be said. It is argued that these discursive orders have a profound, and in a systems theoretical sense self-dynamic influence, going beyond the original intentions of the political actors, on how the energy policy issue is interpreted and constructed. It is argued, furthermore, that these discursive orders actively exploit the political context of meaning by deliberately instrumentalising and incorporating competing argumentative elements into their own cognitive structure. In other words, the dominant political system incorporates the arguments of the political opposition and of the environmental and anti-nuclear movements in order to consolidate its political power. The discourse theoretical analysis of the Swedish nuclear power debate in that sense unveils a deep resistance against a true political discourse, in the sense of Habermas, as a rational and domination-free process of reaching mutual understanding. (Less)
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  • Professor Gundelach, Peter, University of Copenhagen
organization
alternative title
The Cleavable Matter. Discursive Orders in Swedish Nuclear Power Policy 1972-­1980
publishing date
type
Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
systems theory, social movements, risk, power, nuclear power, knowledge production, environmental policy, energy policy, discourse, communicative action, autopoiesis, communication, Sociology, Sociologi
in
Lund dissertations in Sociology
volume
18
pages
450 pages
publisher
Department of Sociology, Lund University
defense location
Palaestra, Lund
defense date
1997-10-10 10:10
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  • other:ISRN: LUSADG/SASO-97/1110/SE
ISSN
1102-4712
ISBN
91-89078-11-X
language
Swedish
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yes
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2007-05-24 10:47:47
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Particular concern is directed to the process in which various discursive orders emerging within the political debate tend to have a structuring influence on the political argumentation regarding what can be said, by whom this can be said, and how this can be said. It is argued that these discursive orders have a profound, and in a systems theoretical sense self-dynamic influence, going beyond the original intentions of the political actors, on how the energy policy issue is interpreted and constructed. It is argued, furthermore, that these discursive orders actively exploit the political context of meaning by deliberately instrumentalising and incorporating competing argumentative elements into their own cognitive structure. In other words, the dominant political system incorporates the arguments of the political opposition and of the environmental and anti-nuclear movements in order to consolidate its political power. The discourse theoretical analysis of the Swedish nuclear power debate in that sense unveils a deep resistance against a true political discourse, in the sense of Habermas, as a rational and domination-free process of reaching mutual understanding.},
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  language     = {swe},
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  title        = {Det klyvbara ämnet. Diskursiva ordningar i svensk kärnkraftspolitik 1972­-1980},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {1997},
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