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Depoliticization and repoliticization: The case of the Fosen wind power project & the rights of the Southern Sami
Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS).
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis aims to study the construction of Europe´s biggest onshore wind power project, “Fosen Vind”, in traditional Sami land in Norway through a lens of depoliticization and repoliticization. It looks at how the proponents of the project, through strategies and tools, depoliticize the project by covering up any contestation, and how the Southern Sami seek to make it a political issue again through the process of repoliticization. The thesis will be based on a case study on the Fosen wind power project and a post-structuralist discourse analysis to identify the discourses of both the proponents and the Southern Sami and how they clash with each other. The theoretical framework of this thesis is based upon Hay´s typology of depoliticization and politicization. The findings suggest that while the strategies of the proponents aiming to depoliticize the matter have helped in the ongoing construction of the Fosen wind power project, they have also become subject to contestation. Furthermore, while there are openings for repoliticization by the Southern Sami, they have faced challenges due to the strategies of the proponents, but also because there is little public knowledge about them and their struggles.

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Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle , 2019. , p. 48
Keywords [en]
Depoliticization, Repoliticization, Wind energy, Southern Sami, Fosen Vind
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-22145Local ID: 28825OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-22145DiVA, id: diva2:1482068
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KS GPS Human Rights
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Available from: 2020-10-27 Created: 2020-10-27Bibliographically approved

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