The Marijuana Movement: Om attityder kring cannabisdebatten i svensk media
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
cannabislegalisation, cannabis debate, cannabis in the media, swedish cannabis debate
liberalism, paternalism, legaliseringsdebatt, cannabislegalisering, medieanalys, attitydsmätning, cannabis, cannabisdebatt, kvantitativ textanalys
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56475OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-56475DiVA: diva2:969020
Subject / course
European Studies Programme, 180 credits
Uddhammar, Emil, Professor
Lindberg, Helen, Lektor