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Det eviga folket är inte rädda: En studie av konstruktionen av säkerhet och identitet i Israel
Swedish National Defence College.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The security of the State of Israel has been an essential feature since its inception and establishment in 1948. This thesis studies the connection between identity and security in present Israel through an analysis of Israeli media, in order to create a greater understanding of how an Israeli security identity is formed and reproduced. By using Benedict Andersons theory of “imagined communities” as a foundation, as well as theories of identity formation, threat perception and cultivation of national identities in the media and through both quantitative and qualitative methods of content analysis, the study analyses the perception of threats, the security actor, the portrayal of the military and the political discourse regarding security in Israel. Concluding the thesis, it describes how an Israeli national identity is formed through the notion of security, and how security in itself is a broad and fundamental aspect of Israeli society, formulating a core of the Israeli identity. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
security, Israel, identity, nationalism, threat, media, imagined communities
Keyword [sv]
säkerhet, Israel, identitet, nationalism, hot, media, föreställda gemenskaper
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4516OAI: diva2:704407
Subject / course
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot säkerhetspolitik
Available from: 2014-03-31 Created: 2014-03-12 Last updated: 2014-03-31Bibliographically approved

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