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Hur ser Kristdemokraterna på privatliv? En studie av Kristdemokraternas inlägg i FRA-debatten.

Simon, Cecilia LU (2016) STVK02 20152
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
This paper examines the Swedish right-wing party Christian Democrats' (Kristdemokraterna) view on privacy, as expressed in the well known and vibrant FRA-debate. FRA stands for The National Defence Radio Establishment and the debate flourished in 2008-2009, when a new law on the introduction of signals intelligence (SIGINT) was presented by the government in the Swedish parliament. This forced all parties to consider the delicate issue of wire-tapping, a phenomenon that truly affects the realm of privacy. In the study of privacy theory, two opposite theories has shown to be useful in defining a political view on privacy: liberalism and communitarianism. By measuring the Christian Democrats' arguments in the FRA-Debate against two ideal... (More)
This paper examines the Swedish right-wing party Christian Democrats' (Kristdemokraterna) view on privacy, as expressed in the well known and vibrant FRA-debate. FRA stands for The National Defence Radio Establishment and the debate flourished in 2008-2009, when a new law on the introduction of signals intelligence (SIGINT) was presented by the government in the Swedish parliament. This forced all parties to consider the delicate issue of wire-tapping, a phenomenon that truly affects the realm of privacy. In the study of privacy theory, two opposite theories has shown to be useful in defining a political view on privacy: liberalism and communitarianism. By measuring the Christian Democrats' arguments in the FRA-Debate against two ideal type constructions of liberalism and communitarianism, it possible to identify and define their view on privacy. The analysis shows that the Christian Democrats' view of privacy, in this context, have greater affinity with communitarian theory than with liberal theory. This does not mean that the Christian Democrats' views on privacy should automatically be defined as communitarian, but in the span between the two constructed ideals, Christian Democrats view on privacy is closer to communitarianism. (Less)
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Simon, Cecilia LU
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STVK02 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Christian Democrats, privacy, signals intelligence, communitarism, liberalism
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Swedish
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8514649
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2016-02-02 14:07:00
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  abstract     = {This paper examines the Swedish right-wing party Christian Democrats' (Kristdemokraterna) view on privacy, as expressed in the well known and vibrant FRA-debate. FRA stands for The National Defence Radio Establishment and the debate flourished in 2008-2009, when a new law on the introduction of signals intelligence (SIGINT) was presented by the government in the Swedish parliament. This forced all parties to consider the delicate issue of wire-tapping, a phenomenon that truly affects the realm of privacy. In the study of privacy theory, two opposite theories has shown to be useful in defining a political view on privacy: liberalism and communitarianism. By measuring the Christian Democrats' arguments in the FRA-Debate against two ideal type constructions of liberalism and communitarianism, it possible to identify and define their view on privacy. The analysis shows that the Christian Democrats' view of privacy, in this context, have greater affinity with communitarian theory than with liberal theory. This does not mean that the Christian Democrats' views on privacy should automatically be defined as communitarian, but in the span between the two constructed ideals, Christian Democrats view on privacy is closer to communitarianism.},
  author       = {Simon, Cecilia},
  keyword      = {Christian Democrats,privacy,signals intelligence,communitarism,liberalism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hur ser Kristdemokraterna på privatliv? En studie av Kristdemokraternas inlägg i FRA-debatten.},
  year         = {2016},
}