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När Arktis isar smälter tinar världen upp?: En kvalitativ analys av det vidgade säkerhetsbegreppet i den svenska strategin för den arktiska regionen
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study is called When the ice of the Arctic melts is the world defrosting? and written by Rebecca Fröling.

The purpose of the study is to investigate how the concept ‘security’ is used in the Swedish arctic strategy and why the concept is described in that way. The debate of the concept ‘security’ has been going on for years, but the debate is still present today. What we put in to the concept is operative for how we regard and discuss security and security politics.

To analyze the strategy I used two theories, one with a traditional approach and one with a critical approach to security: Realism and Copenhagen School.

The method that has been applied to the study is qualitative content analysis, to be able to analyze the text on the depth. To complement the analysis I interviewed three scientists in the field of security and Arctic politics.

The analysis pointed out that the strategy still has a traditional point of view in the way of observing the object of security. But the traditional idea is starting to disintegrate and the critical perspective has been taking its place. The scientists have a more critical perspective, even thou it does not show in the strategy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Arctic, security, climate change, climate security, securitization
Keyword [sv]
Arktis, säkerhet, klimatförändringar, klimatsäkerhet, säkerhetisering
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24227OAI: diva2:730448
Subject / course
Political Science
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-06-30 Created: 2014-06-27 Last updated: 2014-06-30Bibliographically approved

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