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Barnets bästa i det politiska samhället - En diskursanalys av riksdagsdebatter kring insemination

Post, Therese LU and Nicic, Jasna LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
Our aim for this essay was to examine, with the method of a discourse analysis, how the best interest of the child is constructed in the political debate on the issue of single women’s right to use artificial insemination. The questions we asked ourselves were: Where do the political parties stand on the issue of single women’s right to use artificial insemination? How is the best interest of the child constructed in the political debate on the issue of single women’s right to use artificial insemination?
Our empirical study consists of an analysis of the political debates in the congress, where the issue of single women’s right to use artificial insemination is raised. The debates that we have analyzed took place between the years... (More)
Our aim for this essay was to examine, with the method of a discourse analysis, how the best interest of the child is constructed in the political debate on the issue of single women’s right to use artificial insemination. The questions we asked ourselves were: Where do the political parties stand on the issue of single women’s right to use artificial insemination? How is the best interest of the child constructed in the political debate on the issue of single women’s right to use artificial insemination?
Our empirical study consists of an analysis of the political debates in the congress, where the issue of single women’s right to use artificial insemination is raised. The debates that we have analyzed took place between the years 2008-2012.
The results are presented in a separate part of the essay.
Our study has shown that the question on the issue of single women’s right to use artificial insemination is not easy to answer. How the best interest of the child is constructed depends on which perspective you choose to start out from on this issue. Our study also showed that politicians construct the best interest of the child differently. How it is constructed depends on their standpoint on the issue of single women’s right to use artificial insemination. If the politicians do not want the law to be changed so that single women are able to use artificial insemination, they use the child’s best interest in their argumentation in favour of the child. But if the politicians want the law to be changed they use the child’s best interest in their argumentation in favour of the single women. The politicians argue in a way that the concept of the best interest of the child is distinctly. But even if the concept of the best interest for the child is used distinctly in the politicians’ argumentations, we still can see how it is constructed differently depending on the standpoint of the politicians in this issue.
The conclusion we draw is that the best interest of the child is an elusive concept, even in the political debate. The concept is based on the starting point and on the values of the politicians. (Less)
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author
Post, Therese LU and Nicic, Jasna LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
discourse analysis, in the best interest of the child, artificial insemination, Political debate, discourse theory
language
Swedish
id
3404774
date added to LUP
2013-01-23 13:57:48
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2013-01-23 13:57:48
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  abstract     = {Our aim for this essay was to examine, with the method of a discourse analysis, how the best interest of the child is constructed in the political debate on the issue of single women’s right to use artificial insemination. The questions we asked ourselves were: Where do the political parties stand on the issue of single women’s right to use artificial insemination? How is the best interest of the child constructed in the political debate on the issue of single women’s right to use artificial insemination? 
Our empirical study consists of an analysis of the political debates in the congress, where the issue of single women’s right to use artificial insemination is raised. The debates that we have analyzed took place between the years 2008-2012. 
The results are presented in a separate part of the essay. 
Our study has shown that the question on the issue of single women’s right to use artificial insemination is not easy to answer. How the best interest of the child is constructed depends on which perspective you choose to start out from on this issue. Our study also showed that politicians construct the best interest of the child differently. How it is constructed depends on their standpoint on the issue of single women’s right to use artificial insemination. If the politicians do not want the law to be changed so that single women are able to use artificial insemination, they use the child’s best interest in their argumentation in favour of the child. But if the politicians want the law to be changed they use the child’s best interest in their argumentation in favour of the single women. The politicians argue in a way that the concept of the best interest of the child is distinctly. But even if the concept of the best interest for the child is used distinctly in the politicians’ argumentations, we still can see how it is constructed differently depending on the standpoint of the politicians in this issue.
The conclusion we draw is that the best interest of the child is an elusive concept, even in the political debate. The concept is based on the starting point and on the values of the politicians.},
  author       = {Post, Therese and Nicic, Jasna},
  keyword      = {discourse analysis,in the best interest of the child,artificial insemination,Political debate,discourse theory},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Barnets bästa i det politiska samhället - En diskursanalys av riksdagsdebatter kring insemination},
  year         = {2013},
}