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Jämlika villkor? En diskursanalys av LOs presentation av arbetskraftsinvandring under åren 2000-2006

Friberg, Jennifer (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Central labour market actors have come to an agreement ? Sweden is going to need labour migration. In spite of the agreement the actors disagree upon how the labour migration should be designed. This essay examines how the union organisation, LO presents labour migration in their rapports during the years 2000-2006. This is done through Laclau and Mouffes discourse theory and a merge with postcolonial theory. This essay intent to cast light on the consequences of the LO's presentation.

Labour migration from LO's point of view can only be legitimate if it contributes to the Swedish welfare. The organisation only considers labour migration to contribute to the welfare if equal rights exist on the Swedish labour market. This essays analysis... (More)
Central labour market actors have come to an agreement ? Sweden is going to need labour migration. In spite of the agreement the actors disagree upon how the labour migration should be designed. This essay examines how the union organisation, LO presents labour migration in their rapports during the years 2000-2006. This is done through Laclau and Mouffes discourse theory and a merge with postcolonial theory. This essay intent to cast light on the consequences of the LO's presentation.

Labour migration from LO's point of view can only be legitimate if it contributes to the Swedish welfare. The organisation only considers labour migration to contribute to the welfare if equal rights exist on the Swedish labour market. This essays analysis illustrates that labour migration as a phenomenon and as an identity in the discourse is connection to risk and threat against the Swedish welfare. The connections to risk and threat convey a boundary between domestic and immigrant employees. The boundary result in the likelihood for equal rights for all employees at the Swedish labour market hardens. For equal rights to exist on the labour market LO need to erase the boundary that their discourse has built. (Less)
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author
Friberg, Jennifer
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Labour migration, LO, Welfare, Discourse analysis, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper
language
Swedish
id
1323794
date added to LUP
2007-01-08
date last changed
2007-01-30
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  abstract     = {Central labour market actors have come to an agreement ? Sweden is going to need labour migration. In spite of the agreement the actors disagree upon how the labour migration should be designed. This essay examines how the union organisation, LO presents labour migration in their rapports during the years 2000-2006. This is done through Laclau and Mouffes discourse theory and a merge with postcolonial theory. This essay intent to cast light on the consequences of the LO's presentation.

Labour migration from LO's point of view can only be legitimate if it contributes to the Swedish welfare. The organisation only considers labour migration to contribute to the welfare if equal rights exist on the Swedish labour market. This essays analysis illustrates that labour migration as a phenomenon and as an identity in the discourse is connection to risk and threat against the Swedish welfare. The connections to risk and threat convey a boundary between domestic and immigrant employees. The boundary result in the likelihood for equal rights for all employees at the Swedish labour market hardens. For equal rights to exist on the labour market LO need to erase the boundary that their discourse has built.},
  author       = {Friberg, Jennifer},
  keyword      = {Labour migration,LO,Welfare,Discourse analysis,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Jämlika villkor? En diskursanalys av LOs presentation av arbetskraftsinvandring under åren 2000-2006},
  year         = {2006},
}