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Container Security Initiative - En diskursanalys utifrån teorier om det il/legala

Sörby, Jenny (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Container Security Initiative was launched in 2002 by the US Customs and Border Patrol in order to secure the global flow of containers destined for USA. This thesis attempts to analyze Container Security Initiative in relation to a possible future scenario made by the weapons industry where the state's global traderoutes are being subject to militarization. A development which is partly based on the threat posed by global illegal trade. The latter is discussed and defined based on current research made by Carolyn Nordstrom, Moíses Naím and theories on the cosmopolitan perspective made by Ulrich Beck. Strategy documents concerning Container Security Initiative are then analyzed in terms of discourse to try to say something about what the... (More)
Container Security Initiative was launched in 2002 by the US Customs and Border Patrol in order to secure the global flow of containers destined for USA. This thesis attempts to analyze Container Security Initiative in relation to a possible future scenario made by the weapons industry where the state's global traderoutes are being subject to militarization. A development which is partly based on the threat posed by global illegal trade. The latter is discussed and defined based on current research made by Carolyn Nordstrom, Moíses Naím and theories on the cosmopolitan perspective made by Ulrich Beck. Strategy documents concerning Container Security Initiative are then analyzed in terms of discourse to try to say something about what the program indicates. The thesis deals with globalization and it's effect on power relations between the state and the global system-level. It also discusses the implications of Container Security Initiative as a tool for surveillance of trade-relations between different actors on the global arena. (Less)
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author
Sörby, Jenny
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Container Security Initiative, illegal trade, militarization of global trade, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1320455
date added to LUP
2008-09-26
date last changed
2008-09-26
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  abstract     = {Container Security Initiative was launched in 2002 by the US Customs and Border Patrol in order to secure the global flow of containers destined for USA. This thesis attempts to analyze Container Security Initiative in relation to a possible future scenario made by the weapons industry where the state's global traderoutes are being subject to militarization. A development which is partly based on the threat posed by global illegal trade. The latter is discussed and defined based on current research made by Carolyn Nordstrom, Moíses Naím and theories on the cosmopolitan perspective made by Ulrich Beck. Strategy documents concerning Container Security Initiative are then analyzed in terms of discourse to try to say something about what the program indicates. The thesis deals with globalization and it's effect on power relations between the state and the global system-level. It also discusses the implications of Container Security Initiative as a tool for surveillance of trade-relations between different actors on the global arena.},
  author       = {Sörby, Jenny},
  keyword      = {Container Security Initiative,illegal trade,militarization of global trade,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Container Security Initiative - En diskursanalys utifrån teorier om det il/legala},
  year         = {2008},
}