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Akademisk alcogel - Om hotbilden kring pandemier

Kling, Max LU (2010) FKVK01 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper takes on the some of the problems surrounding threats from pandemic flu, more specific the tendencies of a threat to escalate or being made deliberately exaggerated. Former American president Eisenhower explained the constant ongoing wars with a theory of a military industrial complex. Fuelling conflicts with personal interest, foremost economic gain. With the same theory, although broaden with the idea that characteristics and functions of the involved actors, the public, media, politicians and especially epistemic communities matters when it comes to show how a threats spreads in a society. I answer the question of the escalated threat with a conclusion that it all matters, economic interests as well as the actors qualities.... (More)
This paper takes on the some of the problems surrounding threats from pandemic flu, more specific the tendencies of a threat to escalate or being made deliberately exaggerated. Former American president Eisenhower explained the constant ongoing wars with a theory of a military industrial complex. Fuelling conflicts with personal interest, foremost economic gain. With the same theory, although broaden with the idea that characteristics and functions of the involved actors, the public, media, politicians and especially epistemic communities matters when it comes to show how a threats spreads in a society. I answer the question of the escalated threat with a conclusion that it all matters, economic interests as well as the actors qualities. Especially the roll of the epistemic community is of interest in the explanation. Its overtaking of power from elected politicians has made it the biggest influence on measures on dealing with pandemics. (Less)
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author
Kling, Max LU
supervisor
organization
course
FKVK01 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Epistemic communities, pandemi, A(H1N1), samhällshot, säkerhetisering
language
Swedish
id
1609333
date added to LUP
2010-06-29 12:56:13
date last changed
2015-12-14 13:34:37
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  abstract     = {This paper takes on the some of the problems surrounding threats from pandemic flu, more specific the tendencies of a threat to escalate or being made deliberately exaggerated. Former American president Eisenhower explained the constant ongoing wars with a theory of a military industrial complex. Fuelling conflicts with personal interest, foremost economic gain. With the same theory, although broaden with the idea that characteristics and functions of the involved actors, the public, media, politicians and especially epistemic communities matters when it comes to show how a threats spreads in a society. I answer the question of the escalated threat with a conclusion that it all matters, economic interests as well as the actors qualities. Especially the roll of the epistemic community is of interest in the explanation. Its overtaking of power from elected politicians has made it the biggest influence on measures on dealing with pandemics.},
  author       = {Kling, Max},
  keyword      = {Epistemic communities,pandemi,A(H1N1),samhällshot,säkerhetisering},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Akademisk alcogel - Om hotbilden kring pandemier},
  year         = {2010},
}