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Galna chips-sjukan: en studie om hotbilders genomslag

Teofilovic, Ana LU (2014) STVK02 20141
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This study examines how and why threat images get a breakthrough. What decides which threat pictures will be on the agenda and which will not? Often it can seem like the most dangerous threats are the most prioritized. But threat images can be exaggerated and manipulated, which means there can be a lot of different factors that decide which threat picture will get a breakthrough.
On April 24, 2002, the Swedish National Food Administration and University of Stockholm raised an alarm about acrylamide in basic foods. The press invitation and the press conference led to widespread attention in Sweden and in the international media, but the alarm also got heavily criticized for being exaggerated, among other things.
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This study examines how and why threat images get a breakthrough. What decides which threat pictures will be on the agenda and which will not? Often it can seem like the most dangerous threats are the most prioritized. But threat images can be exaggerated and manipulated, which means there can be a lot of different factors that decide which threat picture will get a breakthrough.
On April 24, 2002, the Swedish National Food Administration and University of Stockholm raised an alarm about acrylamide in basic foods. The press invitation and the press conference led to widespread attention in Sweden and in the international media, but the alarm also got heavily criticized for being exaggerated, among other things.
I have been reading newspapers, scientific articles, but also doing interviews with key persons in the acrylamide alarm, to find out what happened and to get a picture of their view. One conclusion is that Stockholm University and the Swedish Food Administration wanted to create a certain breakthrough, but it resulted in something much bigger, that they lost control over. Another conclusion is that psychological factors like analogies played an important part. (Less)
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Teofilovic, Ana LU
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STVK02 20141
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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akrylamidlarmet, hotbilder, hotbildsentreprenörens verktygslåda, media
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Swedish
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4448295
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2014-07-07 14:51:03
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  abstract     = {This study examines how and why threat images get a breakthrough. What decides which threat pictures will be on the agenda and which will not? Often it can seem like the most dangerous threats are the most prioritized. But threat images can be exaggerated and manipulated, which means there can be a lot of different factors that decide which threat picture will get a breakthrough. 
 On April 24, 2002, the Swedish National Food Administration and University of Stockholm raised an alarm about acrylamide in basic foods. The press invitation and the press conference led to widespread attention in Sweden and in the international media, but the alarm also got heavily criticized for being exaggerated, among other things. 
 I have been reading newspapers, scientific articles, but also doing interviews with key persons in the acrylamide alarm, to find out what happened and to get a picture of their view. One conclusion is that Stockholm University and the Swedish Food Administration wanted to create a certain breakthrough, but it resulted in something much bigger, that they lost control over. Another conclusion is that psychological factors like analogies played an important part.},
  author       = {Teofilovic, Ana},
  keyword      = {akrylamidlarmet,hotbilder,hotbildsentreprenörens verktygslåda,media},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Galna chips-sjukan: en studie om hotbilders genomslag},
  year         = {2014},
}