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Signalspaningsspektaklet

Einarsson, Antonia LU (2015) STVK02 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract
How are securitizing moves accepted or rejected? This report analyses the security discourse in the case of the polarizing debate held between 2007-2013 in the Swedish Riksdag over a change in the legislative framework regarding Swedish National Defence Radio Establishments right to collect information from cable communication. In doing so the aim is to further the discussion and understanding of what factors generally are needed to securitize an issue. The report argues that whilst a securitization move was successful in framing the threat validating the law, theoretically securitizing the issue, the outcome put the issue into a partly securitized area. The main cause of this outcome was found to be that the securitizing actor lacked... (More)
How are securitizing moves accepted or rejected? This report analyses the security discourse in the case of the polarizing debate held between 2007-2013 in the Swedish Riksdag over a change in the legislative framework regarding Swedish National Defence Radio Establishments right to collect information from cable communication. In doing so the aim is to further the discussion and understanding of what factors generally are needed to securitize an issue. The report argues that whilst a securitization move was successful in framing the threat validating the law, theoretically securitizing the issue, the outcome put the issue into a partly securitized area. The main cause of this outcome was found to be that the securitizing actor lacked internal consensus regarding the issue weakening its stands.
Furthermore emphasis is given to the so-called relevant audience as well as other contextual aspects using John Kingdon's “Three Streams” Theory and Framing Theory. It hypothesizes that a partly successful securitization may open a policy window in which the audience simultaneously can act as policy actors. In the case this hypothesis was accepted however, the correlation between partly securitized issues and policy windows needs further studying. (Less)
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author
Einarsson, Antonia LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Riksdagens strid om hotbilden i signalspaningsdebatten
course
STVK02 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Securitization Theory, Signalspaningslagen, Politicalization, Framing Theory, Policy Window, FRA
language
Swedish
id
5425306
date added to LUP
2015-07-13 12:10:48
date last changed
2015-07-13 12:10:48
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  abstract     = {How are securitizing moves accepted or rejected? This report analyses the security discourse in the case of the polarizing debate held between 2007-2013 in the Swedish Riksdag over a change in the legislative framework regarding Swedish National Defence Radio Establishments right to collect information from cable communication. In doing so the aim is to further the discussion and understanding of what factors generally are needed to securitize an issue. The report argues that whilst a securitization move was successful in framing the threat validating the law, theoretically securitizing the issue, the outcome put the issue into a partly securitized area. The main cause of this outcome was found to be that the securitizing actor lacked internal consensus regarding the issue weakening its stands. 
Furthermore emphasis is given to the so-called relevant audience as well as other contextual aspects using John Kingdon's “Three Streams” Theory and Framing Theory. It hypothesizes that a partly successful securitization may open a policy window in which the audience simultaneously can act as policy actors. In the case this hypothesis was accepted however, the correlation between partly securitized issues and policy windows needs further studying.},
  author       = {Einarsson, Antonia},
  keyword      = {Securitization Theory,Signalspaningslagen,Politicalization,Framing Theory,Policy Window,FRA},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Signalspaningsspektaklet},
  year         = {2015},
}