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International governmental organizations aren´t "Swiss" enough

Blanc, Isabelle LU (2010) STVK01 20102
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Switzerland has a tradition of holding a political resistance to international governmental organizations. Under the last decades there has been three referendums regarding whether Switzerland should enter the EU or not, with a view of this I will examine those years. The aim of this essay is to explore if there is a discourse regarding national identity in the Swiss media concerning the EU membership and if it has changed over time. I choose to analyze the two biggest daily newspapers in Switzerland, Tages Anzeiger and Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Previous science has focused on economical causes but I want to see if national identity has an impact on the political resistance that Switzerland holds against international organizations. With help... (More)
Switzerland has a tradition of holding a political resistance to international governmental organizations. Under the last decades there has been three referendums regarding whether Switzerland should enter the EU or not, with a view of this I will examine those years. The aim of this essay is to explore if there is a discourse regarding national identity in the Swiss media concerning the EU membership and if it has changed over time. I choose to analyze the two biggest daily newspapers in Switzerland, Tages Anzeiger and Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Previous science has focused on economical causes but I want to see if national identity has an impact on the political resistance that Switzerland holds against international organizations. With help of critical discourse analyzes and theories of nationalism I want to explore if a discourse of national identity can be found in the media. In my material I found that there is a national identity in the media and that it has changed over time. In the articles I located that the discourse is stronger used in the year 2001, I found an occurrence of “we” and them” and that “we” as a nation are threatened by a EU membership. (Less)
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author
Blanc, Isabelle LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
en diskursanalys om den schweiziska identiteten i media kring ett EU medlemskap
course
STVK01 20102
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
kritisk diskursanalys, Schweiz, EU, nationell identitet, överstatliga organisationer
language
Swedish
id
1758260
date added to LUP
2011-02-10 11:27:19
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2011-02-10 11:27:19
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  abstract     = {Switzerland has a tradition of holding a political resistance to international governmental organizations. Under the last decades there has been three referendums regarding whether Switzerland should enter the EU or not, with a view of this I will examine those years. The aim of this essay is to explore if there is a discourse regarding national identity in the Swiss media concerning the EU membership and if it has changed over time. I choose to analyze the two biggest daily newspapers in Switzerland, Tages Anzeiger and Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Previous science has focused on economical causes but I want to see if national identity has an impact on the political resistance that Switzerland holds against international organizations. With help of critical discourse analyzes and theories of nationalism I want to explore if a discourse of national identity can be found in the media. In my material I found that there is a national identity in the media and that it has changed over time. In the articles I located that the discourse is stronger used in the year 2001, I found an occurrence of “we” and them” and that “we” as a nation are threatened by a EU membership.},
  author       = {Blanc, Isabelle},
  keyword      = {kritisk diskursanalys,Schweiz,EU,nationell identitet,överstatliga organisationer},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {International governmental organizations aren´t "Swiss" enough},
  year         = {2010},
}