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Att optimera samhället inför klimatförändringar: Sårbarhet och anpassning på dagordningen
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis examines the ways in which adaptation and vulnerability are framed in national and sectorial policy-documents dealing with expected societal impacts of climate change. By using theories of discourse and ideology, the analysis aims to find and understand important ideas and presuppositions that are explicitly or implicitly expressed in these documents in order to make possible and tangible the institutional production of policy within the potentially far-reaching problematique of climate change adaptation and vulnerability. The analysis shows that there are two main perspectives through which vulnerability and adaptation are framed; one focusing limits to societal robustness; and one contesting the institutional capacity to implement adaptations. The author understands these framings as complementarily optimizing preconceived social and economic relations, something that might, in fact, reduce the response capacity of people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier , 2007. , 42 p.
Keyword [sv]
anpassning, sårbarhet, klimatförändringar, diskurs, risk
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-9242ISRN: LiU-ISV/SKA-D--07/23--SEOAI: diva2:23818
Available from: 2007-07-04 Created: 2007-07-04

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