Arctic Political Discourses : Constructing a Russian National Identity

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http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201706195051
Title: Arctic Political Discourses : Constructing a Russian National Identity
Author: Karlsen, Kristofer
Other contributor: Helsingin yliopisto, Valtiotieteellinen tiedekunta, Politiikan ja talouden tutkimuksen laitos
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political and Economic Studies
Helsingfors universitet, Statsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för politik och ekonomi
Publisher: Helsingfors universitet
Date: 2016
Language: eng
URI: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201706195051
http://hdl.handle.net/10138/193568
Thesis level: master's thesis
Discipline: Poliittinen historia
Political History
Politisk historia
Abstract: This research explores how Russian national identity is constructed through political discourses pertaining to the Arctic. Theoretically this thesis addresses how national identity is constructed through these discourses and subsequently how this identity is used to justify Russia’s Arctic policy to a domestic as well as an international audience. In order to achieve this a hybrid methodology combining critical discourse analysis and political discourse analysis was applied to two forms of political discourses; speeches by politicians and policy papers. This research has identified five discourses through which a Russian national identity is constructed and policy legitimised. These are international cooperation, security, governance, Russia as Arctic, and environment.
Subject: Russia
arctic
national identity
identity
nation
policy
discourse
politics


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