Frygt: fra samfundstendens til politisk diskurs

Kristina Reveles, Kashif Malik & Marcus Egholm

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Due to the refugee crisis, Denmark has been obligated to offer asylum to refugees. Nonetheless the crisis and the following asylum of these refugees, has caused a national debate in Denmark, as, on a European scale, there is pressure to cooperate but the government shows reluctance in doing so. The project investigates which discourses are used in the support of laws limiting the amount of asylum seekers entering Denmark. This is researched with the aid of Critical Discourse Analysis as the main analytical method, to analyze the discourses propagated by the Danish Minister of Integration, Inger Støjberg. The context within which these discourses are relevant is further analyzed, with a basis in the societal situation in contemporary Denmark. These issues are analyzed in the light of the theories of Ulrick Beck’s Risk Society and Guy Standing’s ‘The Precariat’. The project concludes that there exists a correlation between the increasing tendencies of fear in society and the escalating popularity of nationalist parties – and that these correlating tendencies may be argued to withhold a causal relation.

UddannelserSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato21 dec. 2015
VejledereSusanne Klausen


  • Prækariat
  • Diskurs
  • Politik
  • Frygt
  • Risiko
  • Samfund