SweTerror– Terrorism in Swedish politics: a multimodal study of the configuration of terrorism in parliamentary debates, legislation, and policy networks in Sweden 1968–2018
SweTerror contributes to the study of Swedish terrorism through a comprehensive mixed-methods study of the formation and development of the political discourse on terrorism since the late 1960s to the present. Combining HSS research and state-of-the-art language technology, the project studies all parliamentary utterances of interest and curates an understudied national cultural heritage collection: the audio recordings of the debates in the Swedish Parliament.
SweTerror explores semantic and emotional components of the political discourse on terrorism as well as major actors and social networks involved. The project will also develop an online portal, featuring the complete research material and searchable audio made-readily accessible for further exploration, and designed to serve as a prototype for other similar projects.