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Vem vill inte vara solidarisk? Diskursiv förändring och betydelseförskjutning i EU:s energidebatt.

Bergström, Lisa LU (2009) STVM01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this master thesis is to examine the energy discourse of the EU. For this purpose history of concepts and discourse analysis is used.
I show that the EU energy discourse is undergoing a change in the formulation of the Lisbon Treaty through the use of the concept of solidarity. This can be seen as the giving of a social dimension to the discourse and hence, a social dimension to the future politics, as language and practice are tightly connected. This we can also expect to see in the case of the project of a Baltic Sea gas pipeline as well as in the public debate.

At the same time there will be a shift in meaning in the concept of solidarity as it is taken from socially oriented discourses to more technical and economical... (More)
The aim of this master thesis is to examine the energy discourse of the EU. For this purpose history of concepts and discourse analysis is used.
I show that the EU energy discourse is undergoing a change in the formulation of the Lisbon Treaty through the use of the concept of solidarity. This can be seen as the giving of a social dimension to the discourse and hence, a social dimension to the future politics, as language and practice are tightly connected. This we can also expect to see in the case of the project of a Baltic Sea gas pipeline as well as in the public debate.

At the same time there will be a shift in meaning in the concept of solidarity as it is taken from socially oriented discourses to more technical and economical discourses, which is the case of the EU energy discourse.

My conclusions also show that the use of the solidarity concept is the accepted language when trying to formulate energy problems and their solutions. Everyone participating in this field of politics and debate therefore have to relate to this discourse as well as make solidarity their own concept. (Less)
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author
Bergström, Lisa LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM01 20091
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
solidarity, EU energy policy, Baltic Sea gas pipeline, history of concepts, discourse analysis
language
Swedish
id
1459065
date added to LUP
2009-09-21 08:21:27
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  abstract     = {The aim of this master thesis is to examine the energy discourse of the EU. For this purpose history of concepts and discourse analysis is used.
I show that the EU energy discourse is undergoing a change in the formulation of the Lisbon Treaty through the use of the concept of solidarity. This can be seen as the giving of a social dimension to the discourse and hence, a social dimension to the future politics, as language and practice are tightly connected. This we can also expect to see in the case of the project of a Baltic Sea gas pipeline as well as in the public debate.

At the same time there will be a shift in meaning in the concept of solidarity as it is taken from socially oriented discourses to more technical and economical discourses, which is the case of the EU energy discourse.

My conclusions also show that the use of the solidarity concept is the accepted language when trying to formulate energy problems and their solutions. Everyone participating in this field of politics and debate therefore have to relate to this discourse as well as make solidarity their own concept.},
  author       = {Bergström, Lisa},
  keyword      = {solidarity,EU energy policy,Baltic Sea gas pipeline,history of concepts,discourse analysis},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vem vill inte vara solidarisk? Diskursiv förändring och betydelseförskjutning i EU:s energidebatt.},
  year         = {2009},
}