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"Vi ska möta människor med möjligheter, inte murar” - En diskursanalytisk studie av politiskt identitetsskapande i migrationspolitiska diskurser

Ingvaldson, Amanda LU (2016) STVK02 20152
Department of Political Science
Abstract
With a discourse analytical perspective I have analyzed differences in how migration discourses are constructed by the swedish government, the Social Democrats and the Green party. To illustrate how the government's new more restrictive migration discourse conflicts with the migration discourse that is part of the Swedish political self-image, I as well study the construction of political group identities and their search for political legitimacy. According to previous research, the Swedish political self-image is largely constructed through periods of generous refugee policies and the idea of solidarity as something that goes beyond swedish borders. I have used discourse theory to identify discursive battles between cosmopolitan and... (More)
With a discourse analytical perspective I have analyzed differences in how migration discourses are constructed by the swedish government, the Social Democrats and the Green party. To illustrate how the government's new more restrictive migration discourse conflicts with the migration discourse that is part of the Swedish political self-image, I as well study the construction of political group identities and their search for political legitimacy. According to previous research, the Swedish political self-image is largely constructed through periods of generous refugee policies and the idea of solidarity as something that goes beyond swedish borders. I have used discourse theory to identify discursive battles between cosmopolitan and national ideas in the construction of immigration discourses. The identities that are constructed in this process helps me to identify how to make these conflicts visible. National ways of defining reality makes the more restrictive migration discourse possible to legitimize even though it differs from the parties migration discourses. (Less)
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Ingvaldson, Amanda LU
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STVK02 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Identitet, Den svenska självbilden, diskurs, migration, legitimitet
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Swedish
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8514125
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2016-02-02 14:17:14
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  abstract     = {With a discourse analytical perspective I have analyzed differences in how migration discourses are constructed by the swedish government, the Social Democrats and the Green party. To illustrate how the government's new more restrictive migration discourse conflicts with the migration discourse that is part of the Swedish political self-image, I as well study the construction of political group identities and their search for political legitimacy. According to previous research, the Swedish political self-image is largely constructed through periods of generous refugee policies and the idea of solidarity as something that goes beyond swedish borders. I have used discourse theory to identify discursive battles between cosmopolitan and national ideas in the construction of immigration discourses. The identities that are constructed in this process helps me to identify how to make these conflicts visible. National ways of defining reality makes the more restrictive migration discourse possible to legitimize even though it differs from the parties migration discourses.},
  author       = {Ingvaldson, Amanda},
  keyword      = {Identitet,Den svenska självbilden,diskurs,migration,legitimitet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Vi ska möta människor med möjligheter, inte murar” - En diskursanalytisk studie av politiskt identitetsskapande i migrationspolitiska diskurser},
  year         = {2016},
}