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"Förfarandet att avlägsna en utlänning" En diskursanalytisk studie av Förvarsutredningen

Holmberg, Maria LU (2013) SOPA63 20131
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine, with a social constructionist and discourse analytic approach, how detention, detainment and forced return are represented in two Official Reports of the Swedish Government named “Förvarsutredningen” (Detention Report) (SOU 2009:60, SOU 2011:17). The aim of this study was also to examine how the proposals that are suggested in the reports are presented, argued for and legitimized as well as to consider the social implications of these representations. The analytical tools that have been used to analyse the reports are borrowed from critical discourse analysis and discursive discrimination. The study concludes that the reports represent detention, detainment and forced removal as necessary,... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine, with a social constructionist and discourse analytic approach, how detention, detainment and forced return are represented in two Official Reports of the Swedish Government named “Förvarsutredningen” (Detention Report) (SOU 2009:60, SOU 2011:17). The aim of this study was also to examine how the proposals that are suggested in the reports are presented, argued for and legitimized as well as to consider the social implications of these representations. The analytical tools that have been used to analyse the reports are borrowed from critical discourse analysis and discursive discrimination. The study concludes that the reports represent detention, detainment and forced removal as necessary, inevitable and legitimate measures, at least as long as these procedures are properly formalized by law. By focusing on ways to increase and insure the rule of law in regard to these procedures, the reports at the same time normalize and legitimize these social practices further. Due to the limited alternatives that are presented in the reports, the suggested proposals appear to be the most generous and sympathetic alternatives available. The study shows that the bureaucratic and legal language that is used in the reports often literally leave out the individuals involved in the process of detainment and forced return. This tends to objectify the individuals that the measures are addressed to and at the same time make these processes appear like something that just happens, without any human involvement. The study concludes that the representations that are made in the reports normalize, legitimize and fortify the social practice of detainment and forced return in a significant way. This may result in a continuing expansion of this social practice that most likely will have serious implications for the human beings that these measures are addressed to, as well as for how the members of society view and treat these people. (Less)
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author
Holmberg, Maria LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
critical discourse analysis, detainment, detention, deportation, discursive discrimination, forced removal
language
Swedish
id
3811058
date added to LUP
2013-06-17 08:10:23
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2013-06-17 08:10:23
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to examine, with a social constructionist and discourse analytic approach, how detention, detainment and forced return are represented in two Official Reports of the Swedish Government named “Förvarsutredningen” (Detention Report) (SOU 2009:60, SOU 2011:17). The aim of this study was also to examine how the proposals that are suggested in the reports are presented, argued for and legitimized as well as to consider the social implications of these representations. The analytical tools that have been used to analyse the reports are borrowed from critical discourse analysis and discursive discrimination. The study concludes that the reports represent detention, detainment and forced removal as necessary, inevitable and legitimate measures, at least as long as these procedures are properly formalized by law. By focusing on ways to increase and insure the rule of law in regard to these procedures, the reports at the same time normalize and legitimize these social practices further. Due to the limited alternatives that are presented in the reports, the suggested proposals appear to be the most generous and sympathetic alternatives available. The study shows that the bureaucratic and legal language that is used in the reports often literally leave out the individuals involved in the process of detainment and forced return. This tends to objectify the individuals that the measures are addressed to and at the same time make these processes appear like something that just happens, without any human involvement. The study concludes that the representations that are made in the reports normalize, legitimize and fortify the social practice of detainment and forced return in a significant way. This may result in a continuing expansion of this social practice that most likely will have serious implications for the human beings that these measures are addressed to, as well as for how the members of society view and treat these people.},
  author       = {Holmberg, Maria},
  keyword      = {critical discourse analysis,detainment,detention,deportation,discursive discrimination,forced removal},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Förfarandet att avlägsna en utlänning" En diskursanalytisk studie av Förvarsutredningen},
  year         = {2013},
}