This master’s thesis examines, through an investigation of a limited number of chosen texts from recent years that are written by politicians, how Danish politicians frame the welfare state in public media. The aim of the thesis is to examine the following problem: How do Danish politicians frame the welfare state when communicating in public media during the years 2011-2018 where new political parties are established?
The theoretical basis of the investigation consists of theories about frames, framing and metaphors. This include theories by Gregory Bateson, Robert M. Entman, Deborah Tannen, George Lakoff, Mark Johnson and Andreas Musolff. Different approaches to framing and metaphors constitute the method of the investigation. Moreover, the method is supported by theories that are able to show how linguistic expressions can indicate which frames the politicians have in mind when producing their texts.
The purpose of the thesis is to conduct an analysis that examines how the politicians are framing the welfare state by using metaphorical language. Furthermore, since framing is also communicated through other means than metaphorical language, it is examined how the politicians’ expressions can indicate frames. Finally, the results of the analysis will be subject to discussion of this framing and the similarities, differences and tendencies that can be seen among the politicians. Through the execution of this investigation it is shown how the combination of several theoretical approaches leads to conclusions about the politicians’ framing of the Danish welfare state.
|Uddannelser||Dansk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||1 jun. 2018|
- George Lakoff
- Mark Johnson
- Deborah Tannen
- Gregory Bateson
- Andreas Musolff
- Robert M. Entman