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Vad hotar Sverige?

Söderquist, Agnes LU (2017) FKVK02 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
During the last decades Sweden’s security and defence policy has gone through many great changes. The official direction was, up until 2009, neutrality. This was then changed to solidarity in conjunction with the enactment by the Swedish government of the Solidarity Clause of the Treaty of Lisbon in the Swedish defence proposal. The change can be supposed to have affected other defence bodies, for example the Armed Forces. Because of this it is of interest to inquire how questions of safety have been formed and communicated in the light of political change. This thesis explores how the discourse of threat has been constructed in the handbook Svensk soldat (Swedish Soldier) edition 1994, 2005 and 2016 by the National Defence. The discourse... (More)
During the last decades Sweden’s security and defence policy has gone through many great changes. The official direction was, up until 2009, neutrality. This was then changed to solidarity in conjunction with the enactment by the Swedish government of the Solidarity Clause of the Treaty of Lisbon in the Swedish defence proposal. The change can be supposed to have affected other defence bodies, for example the Armed Forces. Because of this it is of interest to inquire how questions of safety have been formed and communicated in the light of political change. This thesis explores how the discourse of threat has been constructed in the handbook Svensk soldat (Swedish Soldier) edition 1994, 2005 and 2016 by the National Defence. The discourse in each edition is compared to the others with the aim of describing the change over time. Theory of securitization together with the theory of discourse has been used as a theoretical framework. The inquiry shows that there has been a change in discourse. The discourse of threat has been widened to include more forms of threats, within more contexts and it has generally gained a more global character. The construction of threats is, over all, unclear and incomplete which gives a fractured picture of the discourses. (Less)
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author
Söderquist, Agnes LU
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organization
course
FKVK02 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
security, National Defence, securitization, discourse, threat
language
Swedish
id
8909274
date added to LUP
2017-07-11 18:03:33
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2017-07-11 18:03:33
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  abstract     = {During the last decades Sweden’s security and defence policy has gone through many great changes. The official direction was, up until 2009, neutrality. This was then changed to solidarity in conjunction with the enactment by the Swedish government of the Solidarity Clause of the Treaty of Lisbon in the Swedish defence proposal. The change can be supposed to have affected other defence bodies, for example the Armed Forces. Because of this it is of interest to inquire how questions of safety have been formed and communicated in the light of political change. This thesis explores how the discourse of threat has been constructed in the handbook Svensk soldat (Swedish Soldier) edition 1994, 2005 and 2016 by the National Defence. The discourse in each edition is compared to the others with the aim of describing the change over time. Theory of securitization together with the theory of discourse has been used as a theoretical framework. The inquiry shows that there has been a change in discourse. The discourse of threat has been widened to include more forms of threats, within more contexts and it has generally gained a more global character. The construction of threats is, over all, unclear and incomplete which gives a fractured picture of the discourses.},
  author       = {Söderquist, Agnes},
  keyword      = {security,National Defence,securitization,discourse,threat},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vad hotar Sverige?},
  year         = {2017},
}