liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
The Eastern Link: A sustainable discourse?
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The local newspapers in Sweden are often used as an arena where groups of different political leanings try to frame current events to suit their purposes. Therefore how the news media presents the discussed issue and how it relates to sustainable development are important for a democratic process. One of the largest infrastructural projects in Sweden currently is the Eastern Link and there are many economical, social and ecological concerns when constructing such a large infrastructural project. It is therefore important to look at how sustainable development is represented in the local news media when concerning this infrastructural project. The aim of this thesis is to study how the local media presents the Eastern Link project in relation to sustainable development and how it affects democracy. This thesis critically discusses the different parts of sustainable development; the impact of and on economical issues, social issues and ecological issues in relation to the study material. Both a quantitative approach and a qualitative approach are used as a method. The thesis also links the results of this study to previous research on communication and theories on sustainable development. The results show that neither of the newspapers Folkbladet or NT is presenting the Eastern Link in a balanced way from a sustainability perspective. A majority of the articles are focusing on the social discourse; this differs from previous research where the focus is on the economical discourse.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
The Eastern Link, infrastructure, sustainable development, media, newspapers
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19311ISRN: LIU-TEMA/MV-C—09/04--SEOAI: diva2:224245
Available from: 2009-09-17 Created: 2009-06-17 Last updated: 2009-09-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(210 kB)169 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 210 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Niskanen, JohanGröndal Andersson, Joakim
By organisation
Department of Water and Environmental Studies
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 169 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 200 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link