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Energipolitik och ecogovernmentalitet: Om diskursiv makt i alliansregeringens energipolitik

Bjurnemark, Johan LU (2013) STVK02 20131
Department of Political Science
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The theory of ecogovernmentality is an attempt to formulate a foucauldian approach to environmental politics. According to this theory, aspects of language and knowledge concerning the environment thus needs to be problematized and viewed as potential exercises of power. In this thesis I study the energy politics of the Swedish alliance government (2006-2010) from a discourse analytical perspective in order to uncover such exercises of power. By studying texts produced by the government I identify some of the central truth-claims in the government's representation of energy politics. By confronting these truth-claims with scientifically established alternative representations, I destabilize the truth-claims and make it visible that these... (More)
The theory of ecogovernmentality is an attempt to formulate a foucauldian approach to environmental politics. According to this theory, aspects of language and knowledge concerning the environment thus needs to be problematized and viewed as potential exercises of power. In this thesis I study the energy politics of the Swedish alliance government (2006-2010) from a discourse analytical perspective in order to uncover such exercises of power. By studying texts produced by the government I identify some of the central truth-claims in the government's representation of energy politics. By confronting these truth-claims with scientifically established alternative representations, I destabilize the truth-claims and make it visible that these claims can be viewed as political and relational. Through this procedure I come to the conclusion that the government makes several problematic truth-claims in their representation, especially concerning sustainability, the rationality of key subjects and the market. The implications and problems of such truth-claims and ecogovernmentality are discussed in the final chapter. (Less)
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author
Bjurnemark, Johan LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Ecogovernmentalitet, diskursanalys, diskursiv makt, Foucault, Timothy W. Luke
language
Swedish
id
3771803
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 13:00:12
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2014-09-04 08:27:35
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  abstract     = {The theory of ecogovernmentality is an attempt to formulate a foucauldian approach to environmental politics. According to this theory, aspects of language and knowledge concerning the environment thus needs to be problematized and viewed as potential exercises of power. In this thesis I study the energy politics of the Swedish alliance government (2006-2010) from a discourse analytical perspective in order to uncover such exercises of power. By studying texts produced by the government I identify some of the central truth-claims in the government's representation of energy politics. By confronting these truth-claims with scientifically established alternative representations, I destabilize the truth-claims and make it visible that these claims can be viewed as political and relational. Through this procedure I come to the conclusion that the government makes several problematic truth-claims in their representation, especially concerning sustainability, the rationality of key subjects and the market. The implications and problems of such truth-claims and ecogovernmentality are discussed in the final chapter.},
  author       = {Bjurnemark, Johan},
  keyword      = {Ecogovernmentalitet,diskursanalys,diskursiv makt,Foucault,Timothy W. Luke},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Energipolitik och ecogovernmentalitet: Om diskursiv makt i alliansregeringens energipolitik},
  year         = {2013},
}