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Vad är problemet?: En frameanalys av svenska partiers positionering i debatten om surrogatmödraskap
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to investigate how political parties have addressed the problem with surrogacy motherhood and identify politically relevant ideas in terms of policy frames. Using Carol Bacchis approach for analysing policy, the study aims to deconstruct the represented problem in each policy and reveal implicit assumptions.

            Policy production can be understood as a struggle of meaning where political parties function as strategic actors. Studying parliamentary motions, bills and records of proceedings in the Chamber highlights how actors construct the problem differently using framing strategies. Moreover by analysing meanings as results of strategic actions, ideas can be more or less harmonised with the public opinion regarding surrogacy.   

            As a consequence of the innovation in reproductive technology methods such as artificial insemination, in vitro-fertilisation and surrogacy have become alternatives to involuntary childlessness. The issue of surrogacy is controversial as it challenges many of our thoughts on parenting, individuals right to control over their own body and reproductive rights. The debate is complex and reveals the question can be perceived from different premises. This is further presented by describing policy frames in the Swedish political landscape, the problem construction shows policy frames have elaborated by using different framing strategies. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
surrogacy, frame analysis, framing strategies, actors, problem representation, policy production, policy ideas
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-296252OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-296252DiVA: diva2:936905
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Political Science
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Social Sciences
Available from: 2016-06-16 Created: 2016-06-14 Last updated: 2016-06-16Bibliographically approved

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