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Konstruktionen av ett problem - En diskursiv analys kring legaliseringsdebatten av cannabis

Carlsiö, Lina LU and Skoogh, Niklas LU (2013) SOPA63 20131
School of Social Work
Abstract
Author: Lina Carlsiö & Niklas Skoogh
Title: Konstruktionen av ett problem – En diskursiv analys kring legaliseringsdebatten av cannabis.
Supervisor: Malinda Andersson
Assessor: Roberto Scaramuzzino


In the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013 there was a debate about a proposition made by the major of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, about a legalization of cannabis. The debate took place both in Swedish and Danish media and the aim of this essay was to study the representations of the problem within this debate. We used Carol Lee Bacchi’s discourse analytic method; “What’s the problem represented to be?” This approach consists of six interrelated questions that may lead to an understanding of what the real “problem” seen to be in the debate.... (More)
Author: Lina Carlsiö & Niklas Skoogh
Title: Konstruktionen av ett problem – En diskursiv analys kring legaliseringsdebatten av cannabis.
Supervisor: Malinda Andersson
Assessor: Roberto Scaramuzzino


In the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013 there was a debate about a proposition made by the major of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, about a legalization of cannabis. The debate took place both in Swedish and Danish media and the aim of this essay was to study the representations of the problem within this debate. We used Carol Lee Bacchi’s discourse analytic method; “What’s the problem represented to be?” This approach consists of six interrelated questions that may lead to an understanding of what the real “problem” seen to be in the debate. We found out that those in favor for legalization mainly thought of the “problem” as a demand ”problem” and the demand is here to stay, it’s a way of human nature. Those against legalization mainly saw the “problem” as a supply “problem” and by restricting access to the drugs the use of these would decrease. Further we found out that both those in favors for legalization and those against the same used similar arguments, but in different ways and that the real problem was the drug-using subject itself. (Less)
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author
Carlsiö, Lina LU and Skoogh, Niklas LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Bacchi, discourse analysis, cannabis, legalization, media, diskursanalys, legalisering, governmentality, socialkonstruktivism
language
Swedish
id
3808925
date added to LUP
2013-06-18 11:36:18
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2013-06-18 11:36:18
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Title: Konstruktionen av ett problem – En diskursiv analys kring legaliseringsdebatten av cannabis.
Supervisor: Malinda Andersson
Assessor: Roberto Scaramuzzino 


In the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013 there was a debate about a proposition made by the major of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, about a legalization of cannabis. The debate took place both in Swedish and Danish media and the aim of this essay was to study the representations of the problem within this debate. We used Carol Lee Bacchi’s discourse analytic method; “What’s the problem represented to be?” This approach consists of six interrelated questions that may lead to an understanding of what the real “problem” seen to be in the debate. We found out that those in favor for legalization mainly thought of the “problem” as a demand ”problem” and the demand is here to stay, it’s a way of human nature. Those against legalization mainly saw the “problem” as a supply “problem” and by restricting access to the drugs the use of these would decrease. Further we found out that both those in favors for legalization and those against the same used similar arguments, but in different ways and that the real problem was the drug-using subject itself.},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Konstruktionen av ett problem - En diskursiv analys kring legaliseringsdebatten av cannabis},
  year         = {2013},
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