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Medborgaren och språket - En studie av Folkpartiets förslag att införa språktest för att erhålla medborgarskap

Andersson, Tina (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Abstract

The aim of this thesis is to analyse a proposition that was made by the Swedish liberal party in the election campaign in 2002. The proposition was part of an integration program and the main point was that to become a Swedish citizen you should do a test to prove your ability in Swedish. In this paper, I?ve been investigating the way that this proposition was presented and the reactions that it met among the Swedish people. In my work I have noticed that there are some specific arguments that were very powerful and which were the ones that attracted most people. An interesting part is that those arguments were not always traditional liberal thoughts but even so the main arguments used by the party. An essential part of the... (More)
Abstract

The aim of this thesis is to analyse a proposition that was made by the Swedish liberal party in the election campaign in 2002. The proposition was part of an integration program and the main point was that to become a Swedish citizen you should do a test to prove your ability in Swedish. In this paper, I?ve been investigating the way that this proposition was presented and the reactions that it met among the Swedish people. In my work I have noticed that there are some specific arguments that were very powerful and which were the ones that attracted most people. An interesting part is that those arguments were not always traditional liberal thoughts but even so the main arguments used by the party. An essential part of the essay has been to integrate theories of nationalism with theories of citizenship to understand the proposition and the reactions in this very complex debate.

Keywords: Citizenship, nationalism, language, Folkpartiet, languagetest

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author
Andersson, Tina
supervisor
organization
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Languagetest, Folkpartiet, Language, Nationalism, Citizenship
language
Swedish
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1326848
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2006-06-19
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  abstract     = {Abstract

The aim of this thesis is to analyse a proposition that was made by the Swedish liberal party in the election campaign in 2002. The proposition was part of an integration program and the main point was that to become a Swedish citizen you should do a test to prove your ability in Swedish. In this paper, I?ve been investigating the way that this proposition was presented and the reactions that it met among the Swedish people. In my work I have noticed that there are some specific arguments that were very powerful and which were the ones that attracted most people. An interesting part is that those arguments were not always traditional liberal thoughts but even so the main arguments used by the party. An essential part of the essay has been to integrate theories of nationalism with theories of citizenship to understand the proposition and the reactions in this very complex debate.

Keywords: Citizenship, nationalism, language, Folkpartiet, languagetest

Words: 68 300},
  author       = {Andersson, Tina},
  keyword      = {Languagetest,Folkpartiet,Language,Nationalism,Citizenship},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Medborgaren och språket - En studie av Folkpartiets förslag att införa språktest för att erhålla medborgarskap},
  year         = {2006},
}