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Att konstruera en flygplats – en diskursanalys av Karlstad Airport som politisk fråga

Fredström, Linna LU (2017) STVK02 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Aeromobility and sustainability are current political issues which given available technology today are incompatible. This study aims to through a discourse analysis critically examine how Karlstad Airport as an example of this is constructed as a political matter. Drawing on Maarten Hajers social-interactive discourse analysis, which is operationalised using Carol Bacchis analytical framework the result is structured through four discourses on mobility. The results show how these discourses, called mobility as a right-discourse, technocratic discourse, speedy connectivity-discourse and sustainable mobility-discourse, construct different political problems which can be solved by the local airport and how this process also show different... (More)
Aeromobility and sustainability are current political issues which given available technology today are incompatible. This study aims to through a discourse analysis critically examine how Karlstad Airport as an example of this is constructed as a political matter. Drawing on Maarten Hajers social-interactive discourse analysis, which is operationalised using Carol Bacchis analytical framework the result is structured through four discourses on mobility. The results show how these discourses, called mobility as a right-discourse, technocratic discourse, speedy connectivity-discourse and sustainable mobility-discourse, construct different political problems which can be solved by the local airport and how this process also show different actors gain legitimacy as political subjects. Hajer’s discourse-analytical terms storylines and discourse coalitions are used to show how these different discourses can co-exist and produce policy despite their different understandings of the airport. The study finds that the mobility as a rightdiscourse, technocratic discourse and speedy connectivity-discourse have been dominant in constructing the airport as a political issue, while the sustainable mobility-discourse has been silenced. However a potential shift is suggested in 2016, when the speedy connectivity discourse suffers a backlash and the sustainable mobility discourse begins to challenge the current understanding of Karlstad Airport as a political issue. (Less)
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Fredström, Linna LU
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STVK02 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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regionala flygplatser, flygplatspolitik, mobilitetsdiskurser, diskursanalys, hållbar mobilitet, socialinteraktiv diskursanalys
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Swedish
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8907449
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2017-07-11 15:28:59
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  abstract     = {Aeromobility and sustainability are current political issues which given available technology today are incompatible. This study aims to through a discourse analysis critically examine how Karlstad Airport as an example of this is constructed as a political matter. Drawing on Maarten Hajers social-interactive discourse analysis, which is operationalised using Carol Bacchis analytical framework the result is structured through four discourses on mobility. The results show how these discourses, called mobility as a right-discourse, technocratic discourse, speedy connectivity-discourse and sustainable mobility-discourse, construct different political problems which can be solved by the local airport and how this process also show different actors gain legitimacy as political subjects. Hajer’s discourse-analytical terms storylines and discourse coalitions are used to show how these different discourses can co-exist and produce policy despite their different understandings of the airport. The study finds that the mobility as a rightdiscourse, technocratic discourse and speedy connectivity-discourse have been dominant in constructing the airport as a political issue, while the sustainable mobility-discourse has been silenced. However a potential shift is suggested in 2016, when the speedy connectivity discourse suffers a backlash and the sustainable mobility discourse begins to challenge the current understanding of Karlstad Airport as a political issue.},
  author       = {Fredström, Linna},
  keyword      = {regionala flygplatser,flygplatspolitik,mobilitetsdiskurser,diskursanalys,hållbar mobilitet,socialinteraktiv diskursanalys},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att konstruera en flygplats – en diskursanalys av Karlstad Airport som politisk fråga},
  year         = {2017},
}