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Den ofrivillige nationalisten: En komparativ studie av nationalism i Sverige under finanskrisen 2008-2011 utifrån dagspress
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The relucant nationalist : A comparative study of the nationalism in Sweden during the financial crisis of 2008-2011 as viewed from a media perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

Mass communication today stands for a great number of information in the developed welfare state of Sweden. This was also the case during the social and economic financial crisis in 2008-2011. At this point, the majority of the population chose to turn to the newspapers to look for further information. This essay seeks, in a comparative and theoretical way, and with the help of two theories of nationalism, to understand how the Swedish culture and tradition can be ex­plained via newspapers, and in what way these portray nationalism. What it also sets out to in­vestigate further is what kind of impact it might exercise over the population in its position as one of the leading providers of information. The research is conducted through the use of articles published by Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet during the financial crisis 2008-2011 in Sweden. It occur a form of institutionalized nationalism that is barely noticeable in Sweden. The discussion concludes that even though there is a slight nationalism noticeable in the two above mentioned newspapers, one needs a further investigation in order to be able to generalize if mass communication in Sweden today portrays nationalism.

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Keyword [en]
mass communication, theory of nationalism, nationalism, Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden, Swedish culture
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26067OAI: diva2:625534
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Politics Studies, specialization Political Analysis, 180 credits
Available from: 2013-06-12 Created: 2013-06-05 Last updated: 2013-06-12Bibliographically approved

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