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Den svenska modellen under hot

Svensson, Erik LU (2016) FKVK02 20161
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
During 2015 and 2016 Sweden received more immigrants than usual and the debate on who is a citizen, and what it means to be one, grew popular. Part of the debate was about how the Swedish model and the Swedish welfare state would survive. In many cases the immigrants was seen as a threat towards institutions which play a part in the Swedish perception of what the societal contract entails.The paper argues that although the rhetoric was about economic or social factors,in fact it might have great consequences to the Swedish security situation as extremist actors might play on the growing perceived threat of immigrants, and successfully securitize the issue. This might increase the mobilization of radical groups and put strain on the... (More)
During 2015 and 2016 Sweden received more immigrants than usual and the debate on who is a citizen, and what it means to be one, grew popular. Part of the debate was about how the Swedish model and the Swedish welfare state would survive. In many cases the immigrants was seen as a threat towards institutions which play a part in the Swedish perception of what the societal contract entails.The paper argues that although the rhetoric was about economic or social factors,in fact it might have great consequences to the Swedish security situation as extremist actors might play on the growing perceived threat of immigrants, and successfully securitize the issue. This might increase the mobilization of radical groups and put strain on the internal peace of Sweden. The paper concludes there is an issue with this but proposes further quantitative studies to determine to which extent there is one. (Less)
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author
Svensson, Erik LU
supervisor
organization
course
FKVK02 20161
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
"den svenska modellen", "säkerhetisering", "invandring", "hotbilder"
language
Swedish
id
8875058
date added to LUP
2016-06-17 12:16:19
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2016-06-17 12:16:19
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  abstract     = {During 2015 and 2016 Sweden received more immigrants than usual and the debate on who is a citizen, and what it means to be one, grew popular. Part of the debate was about how the Swedish model and the Swedish welfare state would survive. In many cases the immigrants was seen as a threat towards institutions which play a part in the Swedish perception of what the societal contract entails.The paper argues that although the rhetoric was about economic or social factors,in fact it might have great consequences to the Swedish security situation as extremist actors might play on the growing perceived threat of immigrants, and successfully securitize the issue. This might increase the mobilization of radical groups and put strain on the internal peace of Sweden. The paper concludes there is an issue with this but proposes further quantitative studies to determine to which extent there is one.},
  author       = {Svensson, Erik},
  keyword      = {"den svenska modellen","säkerhetisering","invandring","hotbilder"},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den svenska modellen under hot},
  year         = {2016},
}