Vaxholmskonflikten och innebörden av solidaritet: En argumentationsanalys av den svenska pressdebatten
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The conflict in Vaxholm was an important event since it influenced the view upon the Swedish labour market. The entire Swedish model was questioned and questions about what the concept of solidarity stands for and for whom it is meant arose.
The Swedish union, Byggnads, was harshly criticised for having acted in a discriminating fashion towards den Latvian workers and the Latvian company Laval un Partneri. The debate in the media was intense.
My intention with this essay was to scrutinise the arguments in one of the most prestigious newspapers in Sweden, Dagens Nyheter, and to put the argumentation into a perspective of solidarity. I wanted to investigate how the different parties argued about solidarity. One of the conclusions I drew was that Byggnads needs to question their definition of solidarity and how they wish to express that in a new world more influenced by globalisation and immigrated labours.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 54 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19895OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-19895DiVA: diva2:655025
Subject / course
Blomqvist, Håkan, Högskolelektor