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Irans anrikning av uran - Analys av aktörer och säkerhetiseringsprocesser

Dreifeldt, Louise (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This theory consuming thesis is concerned with why Iran's uranium enrichment has become a security issue, and will focus on the five most important and involved actors: China, Russia, Iran, the US and the UN. I will do this by using instruments of analysis such as securitization and strategic analysis. With these instruments I will examine different factors, such as deterrence, the action-reaction model and armament. Since, according to my opinion, security matters include more sectors than military I will also examine the political, societal and economic sectors. China and Russia have acted differently compared to the US in this matter and this thesis will highlight the factors that can explain the different actions made by these... (More)
This theory consuming thesis is concerned with why Iran's uranium enrichment has become a security issue, and will focus on the five most important and involved actors: China, Russia, Iran, the US and the UN. I will do this by using instruments of analysis such as securitization and strategic analysis. With these instruments I will examine different factors, such as deterrence, the action-reaction model and armament. Since, according to my opinion, security matters include more sectors than military I will also examine the political, societal and economic sectors. China and Russia have acted differently compared to the US in this matter and this thesis will highlight the factors that can explain the different actions made by these countries. Further, an analysis is made concerning the experienced threats and how they will drive the actors to take diverse actions and diverse positions. The US and Iran are the most active players in this matter, and the two countries see each other as big threats against their own sovereignty and security, and this is why much focus is upon them. This thesis will demonstrate that the actor's policy towards the international arena, such as status quo and revisionist, has a big impact on both experienced threats and on the country's foreign policy.

Keywords: securitization, nuclear power, status quo states, revisionist states, Iran, Islam (Less)
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author
Dreifeldt, Louise
supervisor
organization
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
securitization, nuclear power, status quo states, revisionist states, Iran, Islam, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1317117
date added to LUP
2008-06-16
date last changed
2008-06-16
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  abstract     = {This theory consuming thesis is concerned with why Iran's uranium enrichment has become a security issue, and will focus on the five most important and involved actors: China, Russia, Iran, the US and the UN. I will do this by using instruments of analysis such as securitization and strategic analysis. With these instruments I will examine different factors, such as deterrence, the action-reaction model and armament. Since, according to my opinion, security matters include more sectors than military I will also examine the political, societal and economic sectors. China and Russia have acted differently compared to the US in this matter and this thesis will highlight the factors that can explain the different actions made by these countries. Further, an analysis is made concerning the experienced threats and how they will drive the actors to take diverse actions and diverse positions. The US and Iran are the most active players in this matter, and the two countries see each other as big threats against their own sovereignty and security, and this is why much focus is upon them. This thesis will demonstrate that the actor's policy towards the international arena, such as status quo and revisionist, has a big impact on both experienced threats and on the country's foreign policy.

Keywords: securitization, nuclear power, status quo states, revisionist states, Iran, Islam},
  author       = {Dreifeldt, Louise},
  keyword      = {securitization,nuclear power,status quo states,revisionist states,Iran,Islam,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Irans anrikning av uran - Analys av aktörer och säkerhetiseringsprocesser},
  year         = {2008},
}