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Ett slag för det politiska

Pahnke, Elina LU (2014) STVK02 20141
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The thesis is a discourse analyis on the view on left wing extremism. The premiss of the study is to investigate why we speak more about autonomous political groups to the left in terms of extremism than we did before. A Gramscian perspective uncovers the liberal hegemony in the discourse. The hegemony is discovered by using Foucaults view on how the power in a discourse is determined by what is excluded and what is represented as the truth. The study will proceed from an investigation issued by the Swedish government about how to prevent violent political extremism. Articles about extremism published in daily press will strenghten my proposition that extremism is discussed as an apolitical phenomena and that ideology is subordinate in the... (More)
The thesis is a discourse analyis on the view on left wing extremism. The premiss of the study is to investigate why we speak more about autonomous political groups to the left in terms of extremism than we did before. A Gramscian perspective uncovers the liberal hegemony in the discourse. The hegemony is discovered by using Foucaults view on how the power in a discourse is determined by what is excluded and what is represented as the truth. The study will proceed from an investigation issued by the Swedish government about how to prevent violent political extremism. Articles about extremism published in daily press will strenghten my proposition that extremism is discussed as an apolitical phenomena and that ideology is subordinate in the discourse. The study shows how political extremism is treated as a social rather than a political problem and that the actions and violence is the most influental part of the discourse, rather than the thought behind them. (Less)
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author
Pahnke, Elina LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En Gramsciansk analys av synen på vänsterextremism
course
STVK02 20141
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Gramsci, vänsterextremism, högerextremism, hegemoni, våldsbejakande, antagonism, Foucault, liberalism
language
Swedish
id
4448135
date added to LUP
2014-07-07 14:50:33
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2014-07-07 14:50:33
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  abstract     = {The thesis is a discourse analyis on the view on left wing extremism. The premiss of the study is to investigate why we speak more about autonomous political groups to the left in terms of extremism than we did before. A Gramscian perspective uncovers the liberal hegemony in the discourse. The hegemony is discovered by using Foucaults view on how the power in a discourse is determined by what is excluded and what is represented as the truth. The study will proceed from an investigation issued by the Swedish government about how to prevent violent political extremism. Articles about extremism published in daily press will strenghten my proposition that extremism is discussed as an apolitical phenomena and that ideology is subordinate in the discourse. The study shows how political extremism is treated as a social rather than a political problem and that the actions and violence is the most influental part of the discourse, rather than the thought behind them.},
  author       = {Pahnke, Elina},
  keyword      = {Gramsci,vänsterextremism,högerextremism,hegemoni,våldsbejakande,antagonism,Foucault,liberalism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ett slag för det politiska},
  year         = {2014},
}