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Vilken svensk säkerhet?: En kvalitativ studie av Försvarsberedningens rapporter utifrån Köpenhamnsskolans teori om ett vidgat säkerhetbegrepp
Swedish National Defence College.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Given the armed conflict in Ukraine, the terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere in Europe and the pressing issue of climate change one could argue that there are no longer room for just one sector in security studies. Based on Barry Buzan, Ole Wæver and Jaap de Wilde’s theory of securitization the aim of this paper is to study whether the Swedish Defense Committee perceive threats in any sectors other than the traditional military sector in its two reports or not and therefore also if the Defense Committee has adapted the wider security concept; and if so answer the question of what other sectors the Committee put forward in the reports. The aim is also to compare the findings in the two reports with each other to point out similarities and differences the Defense Committee’s perception of threats. The method used in this paper was an intense qualitative content analysis where the author manually examined the two reports to find indications on what kind of threats was present in the reports and how they were presented. The result of the study shows that all sectors with the exception of the societal sector in the Copenhagen School were present in the reports. An additional result of the study was that there were many similarities and differences in the reports; one similarity being that Russia was perceived as a threat in both reports while one distinction was the only in the latest report were a global financial crisis perceived as a threat.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Copenhagen School, Securitization, Sweden, Defense Committee, Threat, Perception
Keyword [sv]
Köpenhamnsskolan, Säkerhetisering, Sverige, Försvarsberedningen, Hotuppfattning
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5849OAI: diva2:899250
Subject / course
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot säkerhetspolitik
Available from: 2016-02-01 Created: 2016-02-01 Last updated: 2016-02-01Bibliographically approved

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