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"Danmark er et kongerige, også bestående af Grønland" : en kritisk policy analyse af lovforslagene L155 og L158 omhandlende uranudvinding i Grønland med fokus på den koloniale relation til Danmark

Hyllested Meyle, Marie LU (2016) GNVK02 20161
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This bachelor thesis is a critical policy analysis of two legislative proposals, L155 and L158, currently debated in the Danish Parliament. The proposals concern security measures for the potential extraction of uranium and other raw materials in Greenland. The aim of the paper is to examine the premises of the mentioned discussion and thereby derive knowledge about the current power relations between Denmark and Greenland. Through a theoretical position based in postcolonial theory and governmentality studies and a reading of different historical events and developments the bachelor thesis argues that the colonial ties are still present and visible. Both through the depoliticisation of the proposals, a naturalization of the Greenlandic... (More)
This bachelor thesis is a critical policy analysis of two legislative proposals, L155 and L158, currently debated in the Danish Parliament. The proposals concern security measures for the potential extraction of uranium and other raw materials in Greenland. The aim of the paper is to examine the premises of the mentioned discussion and thereby derive knowledge about the current power relations between Denmark and Greenland. Through a theoretical position based in postcolonial theory and governmentality studies and a reading of different historical events and developments the bachelor thesis argues that the colonial ties are still present and visible. Both through the depoliticisation of the proposals, a naturalization of the Greenlandic self government and through sujectification and categorization Greenland as lacking and dependent, and Denmark as competent, helping and humanitarian. The Danish sovereignty is legitimized through a discourse of security politics that obliges the Greenlandic government with the ‘freedom’ to utilize their resources. Furthermore the thesis argues that the Danish colonization of Greenland has many similarities with other processes of colonisation contrary to the widespread national self-perception in Denmark as a particularly human colonial power. (Less)
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Hyllested Meyle, Marie LU
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GNVK02 20161
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Colonialism, Greenland, Denmark, Governmentality, Exceptionalism
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Danish
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8884896
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  abstract     = {This bachelor thesis is a critical policy analysis of two legislative proposals, L155 and L158, currently debated in the Danish Parliament. The proposals concern security measures for the potential extraction of uranium and other raw materials in Greenland. The aim of the paper is to examine the premises of the mentioned discussion and thereby derive knowledge about the current power relations between Denmark and Greenland. Through a theoretical position based in postcolonial theory and governmentality studies and a reading of different historical events and developments the bachelor thesis argues that the colonial ties are still present and visible. Both through the depoliticisation of the proposals, a naturalization of the Greenlandic self government and through sujectification and categorization Greenland as lacking and dependent, and Denmark as competent, helping and humanitarian. The Danish sovereignty is legitimized through a discourse of security politics that obliges the Greenlandic government with the ‘freedom’ to utilize their resources. Furthermore the thesis argues that the Danish colonization of Greenland has many similarities with other processes of colonisation contrary to the widespread national self-perception in Denmark as a particularly human colonial power.},
  author       = {Hyllested Meyle, Marie},
  keyword      = {Colonialism,Greenland,Denmark,Governmentality,Exceptionalism},
  language     = {dan},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Danmark er et kongerige, også bestående af Grønland" : en kritisk policy analyse af lovforslagene L155 og L158 omhandlende uranudvinding i Grønland med fokus på den koloniale relation til Danmark},
  year         = {2016},
}