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Rättfärdigandet av det extrema: En diskursanalys av säkerhetiseringen av droger i Filippinerna
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Justifying the extreme : A discourse analysis of the securitization of drugs in the Philippines (English)
Abstract [en]

The overall aim of this study is to determine the impact of text and language in the form of how political speech can affect and form a discourse that excludes a certain category of people and how such an exclusion leads to exercise of power beyond normal, democratic rules of state intervention towards said group of people. This is a case study investigating the drug war of the Philippines, initiated by the country’s president Rodrigo Duterte, and his speeches related to the drug issue. The method of use is discourse analysis and the study is based upon the international relations theory of securitization by the so called Copenhagen School, consisting of Barry Buzan, Ole Wæver & Jaap de Wilde.

Among the key findings are the picture of a discourse, formed by political speech, where individuals using or dealing with drugs are described as a threat is a central aspect, alongside with discursive elements such as a collective identity, human rights aspects, economic arguments, the future of the nation, certain values and the judicial system. These elements and values are given meaning as reference objects and within the discourse that makes them part of the establishment of a notion where people who use or deal with drugs are regarded as a threat and therefore can be legitimate subjects of exercise of power outside of the normal rules of democratic authority.

Keywords: securitization, drugs, Philippines, discourse analysis, Copenhagen School, extra- judicial executions, otherness.

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2018. , p. 74
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securitization, drugs, Philippines, discourse analysis, Copenhagen School, extra- judicial executions, otherness
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-158135ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-A--19/02963--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-158135DiVA, id: diva2:1330448
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Master Thesis in Political Science
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Available from: 2019-06-26 Created: 2019-06-25 Last updated: 2019-06-26Bibliographically approved

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