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Inhemsk terrorism - en ny fas av terrorhotet: En diskursanalys om hotkonstruktion i USA och dess följder
Swedish Defence University.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The threat from homegrown terrorism in the United States is called a new face of the threat from terrorism. The aim of this study is to empirically examine how the new threat from homegrown terrorism has been constructed in the American discourse. Furthermore it is interesting to examine how the construction relates to the American counterterrorism policy and possible consequences. This is done by using the theoretical framework of Copenhagen’s school of securitization. By using a discourse analysis, documents and speeches from the U.S. government are analysed to see how the threat from homegrown terrorism are constructed by using the securitization theory. This study concludes that the threat from homegrown terrorism is constructed by portraying it as an existential threat to the United States, it’s people and it’s collective identity. The construction has made it possible to undertake exceptional actions that may reduce the American citizens’ freedom in benefit for security. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Copenhagen school, securitization, discourse analysis, homegrown terrorism, violent extremism, counterterrorism, USA
Keyword [sv]
Köpenhamnsskolan, säkerhetisering, diskursanalys, inhemsk terrorism, våldsbejakande extremism, kontraterrorism
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6617OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-6617DiVA: diva2:1075421
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Political Science with focus on crisis management and security
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Available from: 2017-03-02 Created: 2017-02-19 Last updated: 2017-03-02Bibliographically approved

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