Realizing the UNCRC in Sweden: A Three-Dimensional Study of Discourses on Children's Rights in Foster Care Placement Processes
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Despite being a strong advocate for children’s rights in the international community, Sweden has received critique from the Committee on the Rights of the Child regarding the high number of children who have been removed from their families and that are currently living in foster homes. Previous research has not dealt with the issue of children’s rights in foster care placement processes in Sweden, nor has it included Sweden in discourse analyses on children’s rights, or sufficiently explored the relationship between discourse and implementation of the UNCRC. I use theories on discourse and translation in order to provide a comparative analysis of the articulations of children’s rights relevant for foster care placement processes in the UNCRC, and on the national and local level in Sweden. The analysis points to both similarities and differences in the discourses and identifies six aspects of the Swedish discourse that make certain activities in foster care placement processes possible, desirable and inevitable.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 67 p.
Children's Rights, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Critical Discourse Analysis, Sweden, Translation
Social Sciences Political Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-100879ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL--13-01633--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-100879DiVA: diva2:664096
Subject / course
Master's Programme in International and European Relations
Wihlborg, Elin, Professor
Niklasson, Lars, Associate Professor