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Gendered Views in a Feminist State: Swedish Opinions on Crime, Terrorism,and National Security
Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), Political Science Section, Sektionen för säkerhetespolitik och strategi.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0198-2221
Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), Political Science Section, Sektionen för krishantering och internationell samverkan.
Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), Political Science Section, Sektionen för säkerhetespolitik och strategi.
2020 (English)In: Gender & Society, ISSN 0891-2432, E-ISSN 1552-3977, Vol. 34, no 5, p. 790-817Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Gender differences have been observed regarding many political and social issues, yet welack comprehensive evidence on differences in perceptions on a wide range of securityissues increasingly important to voters: military threats, criminality, and terrorism.Previous research suggests that when women are highly politically mobilized, as they arein Sweden, gender differences in political opinion are large. On the other hand, Swedishpoliticians have worked hard to reduce gender stereotypical thinking. This prompts thequestion: Are there gender differences in attitudes on security issues in Sweden, and if so,in what ways do the attitudes differ? This study is based on comprehensive data from focusgroups and a large-scale survey. The results show that women were more prone to respondwith an “ethic of care,” across security issues. Women were more inclined to understandsecurity problems as structural, explained by macho culture, segregation, and injustice.Women tend to support preventive measures that provide individuals with opportunities tochoose “the right path,” such as education and economic investment in deprived areas.When asked about national security, women believe more in diplomacy and dialogue. Ingeneral, women are less inclined to support various repressive solutions.

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2020. Vol. 34, no 5, p. 790-817
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crime, law & social control, politics/state/nationalism, violence, war & conflict
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-9404DOI: 10.1177/0891243220946029ISI: 000561686800001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-9404DiVA, id: diva2:1463967
Available from: 2020-09-03 Created: 2020-09-03 Last updated: 2021-09-23Bibliographically approved

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