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Is it time to break up? - Localizing and analyzing framings surrounding the political debate on Scottish independence

Modig, Christoffer LU (2013) EUHA20 20131
European Studies
Abstract
By using the method of framing analysis this bachelor’s thesis investigates how the debate of Scottish independence is framed by leaders representing the four largest political parties in Scotland. The material consists of speeches the politicians have held in the year of 2013, all speeches addressing the 2014 referendum and the issue of Scottish independence. By deconstructing the arguments communicated in the respective speeches the author attempts to identify dominant narratives that serve the purpose of promoting certain political agendas and framing the perception of independence.
This study also aims to determine whether the dispute on Scottish independence is best described as a policy disagreement or a policy controversy. This is... (More)
By using the method of framing analysis this bachelor’s thesis investigates how the debate of Scottish independence is framed by leaders representing the four largest political parties in Scotland. The material consists of speeches the politicians have held in the year of 2013, all speeches addressing the 2014 referendum and the issue of Scottish independence. By deconstructing the arguments communicated in the respective speeches the author attempts to identify dominant narratives that serve the purpose of promoting certain political agendas and framing the perception of independence.
This study also aims to determine whether the dispute on Scottish independence is best described as a policy disagreement or a policy controversy. This is done in accordance with the research on “intractable policy controversies” by Donald A. Schön and Martin Rein.
The findings show that there are conflicting framings of the issue of independence and that three of those are predominant. They also show that the debate on independence is best described as a policy controversy. (Less)
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author
Modig, Christoffer LU
supervisor
organization
course
EUHA20 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
devolution, narrative, framing analysis, Scotland, discourse analysis, framework, separatism
language
English
id
4017188
date added to LUP
2013-09-10 13:19:27
date last changed
2015-12-14 13:23:23
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  abstract     = {By using the method of framing analysis this bachelor’s thesis investigates how the debate of Scottish independence is framed by leaders representing the four largest political parties in Scotland. The material consists of speeches the politicians have held in the year of 2013, all speeches addressing the 2014 referendum and the issue of Scottish independence. By deconstructing the arguments communicated in the respective speeches the author attempts to identify dominant narratives that serve the purpose of promoting certain political agendas and framing the perception of independence. 
This study also aims to determine whether the dispute on Scottish independence is best described as a policy disagreement or a policy controversy. This is done in accordance with the research on “intractable policy controversies” by Donald A. Schön and Martin Rein. 
The findings show that there are conflicting framings of the issue of independence and that three of those are predominant. They also show that the debate on independence is best described as a policy controversy.},
  author       = {Modig, Christoffer},
  keyword      = {devolution,narrative,framing analysis,Scotland,discourse analysis,framework,separatism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Is it time to break up? - Localizing and analyzing framings surrounding the political debate on Scottish independence},
  year         = {2013},
}