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To securitize or not to securitize, that is the question

Hansen, Martin LU (2016) STVK02 20152
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis is a documentation of the security discourse of the Swedish Social Democratic Party. It utilizes the Copenhagen School’s securitization theory to identify speech acts of securitization and desecuritization in the speaking and writing of political actors within the Swedish Social Democratic Party, focusing on the securitization of Muslims. This is done through a qualitative context analysis. The thesis also examines the rhetoric speech structure through a rhetoric discourse analysis. It covers selected writings from Swedish daily newspapers and government official documents over a five year period between 2010 and 2015. The objective is to shed some light on the security and rhetoric discourse in an effort to extend the research... (More)
This thesis is a documentation of the security discourse of the Swedish Social Democratic Party. It utilizes the Copenhagen School’s securitization theory to identify speech acts of securitization and desecuritization in the speaking and writing of political actors within the Swedish Social Democratic Party, focusing on the securitization of Muslims. This is done through a qualitative context analysis. The thesis also examines the rhetoric speech structure through a rhetoric discourse analysis. It covers selected writings from Swedish daily newspapers and government official documents over a five year period between 2010 and 2015. The objective is to shed some light on the security and rhetoric discourse in an effort to extend the research on securitization theory to the case of Sweden. Through in depth readings, results show how the security discourse have changed over time from a more desecurity focused orientation into a more security heavy structure. It also reveals that the nature of the securitization of Muslims have changed from an almost exclusive extremist perspective to a wider, more incorporative one. The author encourages further studies on the changing nature of the security and rhetoric discourse by incorporating policy implementations. (Less)
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author
Hansen, Martin LU
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organization
alternative title
A study looking at the portrayal of Muslims in the Swedish Social Democratic Party’s security discourse
course
STVK02 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
securitization, desecuritization, Muslim, the Swedish Social Democratic Party, rhetoric analysis
language
English
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8514667
date added to LUP
2016-02-02 13:55:20
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2016-02-02 13:55:20
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  abstract     = {This thesis is a documentation of the security discourse of the Swedish Social Democratic Party. It utilizes the Copenhagen School’s securitization theory to identify speech acts of securitization and desecuritization in the speaking and writing of political actors within the Swedish Social Democratic Party, focusing on the securitization of Muslims. This is done through a qualitative context analysis. The thesis also examines the rhetoric speech structure through a rhetoric discourse analysis. It covers selected writings from Swedish daily newspapers and government official documents over a five year period between 2010 and 2015. The objective is to shed some light on the security and rhetoric discourse in an effort to extend the research on securitization theory to the case of Sweden. Through in depth readings, results show how the security discourse have changed over time from a more desecurity focused orientation into a more security heavy structure. It also reveals that the nature of the securitization of Muslims have changed from an almost exclusive extremist perspective to a wider, more incorporative one. The author encourages further studies on the changing nature of the security and rhetoric discourse by incorporating policy implementations.},
  author       = {Hansen, Martin},
  keyword      = {securitization,desecuritization,Muslim,the Swedish Social Democratic Party,rhetoric analysis},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {To securitize or not to securitize, that is the question},
  year         = {2016},
}