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Survival of the Motherland: Nationalist party views on abortion
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay examines nationalist party views on abortion. The abortion policies of the Sweden Democrats, the United Kingdom Independence Party, and Sinn Féin are studied through descriptive actor-centred idea analysis. Utilising theories on nationalism and abortion policy, the party policies on abortion are scrutinised in terms of which conception of abortion they subscribe to, and how actors and objects in relation to abortion are perceived. Subsequently these views are compared, showing a great overlap in terms of how abortion as a public issue is conceived, and how the objects and actors involved are perceived. All parties in the study subscribe to a moral conception of abortion to some extent, and the aborting woman and the foetus become the main focal points. In other regards party policies on abortion vary greatly.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
abortion, nationalism, party policy
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-273959OAI: diva2:895635
Subject / course
Political Science
Available from: 2016-01-20 Created: 2016-01-19 Last updated: 2016-01-20Bibliographically approved

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