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The Marijuana Movement: Om attityder kring cannabisdebatten i svensk media
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Swedish debate concerning cannabis legalisation is characterised by a largley politically widespread concensus regarding a zero tolerance policy. In the last five years several countries and states in the US have legalised or moved towards a legalisation of cannabis. This essay aims to map if the international debate along with Swedish activists have made an imprint on the debate in regard to a change in attitude towards cannabis in Swedish newspapers from 2010 to 2015. A quantative text analysis was adopted to complete this task, with four main variables at its basis. The results were inconclusive, but there might be a slight change during the period 2013 to 2015 in regard to how cannabis is referred to in the media. The results were discussed from a paternalistic and liberal point of view. Further studies are needed during a longer period of time for the results to be conclusive. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
cannabislegalisation, cannabis debate, cannabis in the media, swedish cannabis debate
Keyword [sv]
liberalism, paternalism, legaliseringsdebatt, cannabislegalisering, medieanalys, attitydsmätning, cannabis, cannabisdebatt, kvantitativ textanalys
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56475OAI: diva2:969020
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Political Science
Educational program
European Studies Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-09-14 Created: 2016-09-12 Last updated: 2016-09-14Bibliographically approved

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