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Problemrepresentationen av arbetslöshet och arbetslösa: En diskursanalys om problematiseringen av arbetslöshet och arbetslösa i nationella policydokument åren 1979/80 och 2006/07
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay is about the problematization of uneployment and unemployed in national policy documents of the years 1979 and 2007. The purpose of this essay is to illustrate and analyze the problematization of unemployment as a construction. My overall aim is investigating how the unemployed and unemployment are represented and constructed in the Swedish political debate the years of 1979/80 and 2006/07 by analyzing national policy document. The analysis will consist of questions about the problemrepresentaion made by unemployment and the unemployed, the assumptions behind this problematization and what kind of impact it could generate for the unemployed.  In this way, the study aims to investigate the changes that may have occurred in how unemployment is problematized in the Swedish policy documents and highlight citizenship conditions on the basis of labor market policy. I will use a discourse analytical approach which builds on Carol Lee Bacchis analytical questions regarding problematization of a political "problem". The implications of my analysis show that how unemployed has been problematized have changed from structural causes to more individual. But also the reproducing of the policitcal discourse of unemployment.








Keywords: discourse analysis, Bacchi, governmentality, unemployment, unemployed, problematization, assumptions, construction, subjectpositions, effects

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 61 p.
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-35115OAI: diva2:785399
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
Political Science (180 ECTS credits)
Available from: 2015-02-03 Created: 2015-02-02 Last updated: 2015-02-03Bibliographically approved

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