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EU-mosaik

Werngren, Teodora LU (2009) STVM01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Who influences our notion of the European Union? This paper examines the Swedish discourse of the European Union. The study shows how the Swedish parties in the Riksdag (Parliament) build up the picture of the European Union, including and excluding aspects and issues after their interests.
The discursive theory of Laclau and Mouffe is used in order to conceptualize and analyze the discursive constitution of the Swedish view on the European Union. The theory is of great importance for the analysis, stating that the social reality is constructed by us humans, by our statements and acts. Using a theory-based qualitative analysis of the texts published on the parties’ web pages, I show which issues can be seen as accepted by all, and which... (More)
Who influences our notion of the European Union? This paper examines the Swedish discourse of the European Union. The study shows how the Swedish parties in the Riksdag (Parliament) build up the picture of the European Union, including and excluding aspects and issues after their interests.
The discursive theory of Laclau and Mouffe is used in order to conceptualize and analyze the discursive constitution of the Swedish view on the European Union. The theory is of great importance for the analysis, stating that the social reality is constructed by us humans, by our statements and acts. Using a theory-based qualitative analysis of the texts published on the parties’ web pages, I show which issues can be seen as accepted by all, and which issues they are struggling about. The main areas of disagreement and consensus are pointed out. The study also discusses the central role of Sweden and the Swedish identity in the discourse. The findings show that the discursive struggle is fought between the EU-sceptical and the EU-friendly parties. (Less)
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author
Werngren, Teodora LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En analys av de svenska riksdagspartiernas diskurser kring EU
course
STVM01 20091
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
EU, diskursteori, diskursiv analys, svenska riksdagspartier
language
Swedish
id
1405362
date added to LUP
2009-08-17 10:15:27
date last changed
2009-08-17 10:15:27
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  abstract     = {Who influences our notion of the European Union? This paper examines the Swedish discourse of the European Union. The study shows how the Swedish parties in the Riksdag (Parliament) build up the picture of the European Union, including and excluding aspects and issues after their interests. 
The discursive theory of Laclau and Mouffe is used in order to conceptualize and analyze the discursive constitution of the Swedish view on the European Union. The theory is of great importance for the analysis, stating that the social reality is constructed by us humans, by our statements and acts. Using a theory-based qualitative analysis of the texts published on the parties’ web pages, I show which issues can be seen as accepted by all, and which issues they are struggling about. The main areas of disagreement and consensus are pointed out. The study also discusses the central role of Sweden and the Swedish identity in the discourse. The findings show that the discursive struggle is fought between the EU-sceptical and the EU-friendly parties.},
  author       = {Werngren, Teodora},
  keyword      = {EU,diskursteori,diskursiv analys,svenska riksdagspartier},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {EU-mosaik},
  year         = {2009},
}