A1 Journal article – refereed
Hyvinvointivaltio ja kielitietoisuus: hyvinvoinnin diskurssit neljän suurimman puolueen eduskuntavaaliohjelmissa

List of Authors: Anne-Maria Karjalainen, Milla Luodonpää-Manni, Veronika Laippala
Publisher: Suomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys
Place: Jyväskylä
Publication year: 2017
Journal: Suomen Soveltavan Kielitieteen Yhdistyksen Afinlan Julkaisuja
Volume number: 75


In this article we study discourses
concerning welfare in political texts. The material consists of programs
written for parliamentary elections between 1991 and 2015 by the four largest
parties in Finland. The frame of reference of this study is social
constructivism. We used both quantitative and qualitative methods. First, we
explored the typical phrases related to word welfare with keyword analysis. Then, these phrases were examined in
more detail. The study shows that in each party’s programs two prevalent themes in terms of welfare can be found:
that concerning economics and competitiveness of the state and that concerning
welfare responsibility. It is also shown that each party has its own discourse
within these themes. Increasing language awareness in the society is important
in order to recognize the various discourses concerning the welfare state and to
understand the implications that these discourses have for the development of
the society.

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