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De tre civilisationernas kontinent - En studie om Sydamerikas civilisationer i en globaliserad värld

Åberg, John (2007)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In this thesis I analyse civilizations in South America. I construct civilizational

narratives through the method of emplotment, to build a historic continuity, which

I subsequently connect to the theoretical framework. The theory emphasise that,

when confronted with globalization and free market capitalism, civilizations

embark on different strategies to challenge the power of transnational market

forces. I find that South America is a polarised continent, and is diverging

concerning the relationship towards the USA and free trade agreements. On the

same time the issues that concern the social movements are not being reproduced

in a significant matter at state level. Colonialism has had a profound impact in

shaping the historical... (More)
In this thesis I analyse civilizations in South America. I construct civilizational

narratives through the method of emplotment, to build a historic continuity, which

I subsequently connect to the theoretical framework. The theory emphasise that,

when confronted with globalization and free market capitalism, civilizations

embark on different strategies to challenge the power of transnational market

forces. I find that South America is a polarised continent, and is diverging

concerning the relationship towards the USA and free trade agreements. On the

same time the issues that concern the social movements are not being reproduced

in a significant matter at state level. Colonialism has had a profound impact in

shaping the historical and political processes. It imposed western civilisation as

hegemonic, while the Andean and the African civilizations where silenced

through slavery, exploitation and exclusion. The White elite has looked down on

the population, together with the colonial legacy, this has maintained the old

power structures. The current political situation has seen the rise of leftist

presidents, with different civilizational perspectives, that stresses the importance

to change this South American reality, which leads us to where the continent

comes apart. (Less)
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Åberg, John
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Civilization, Hegemony, Globalization, Social Movements, Regionalisation, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1322831
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2007-06-12 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {In this thesis I analyse civilizations in South America. I construct civilizational

narratives through the method of emplotment, to build a historic continuity, which

I subsequently connect to the theoretical framework. The theory emphasise that,

when confronted with globalization and free market capitalism, civilizations

embark on different strategies to challenge the power of transnational market

forces. I find that South America is a polarised continent, and is diverging

concerning the relationship towards the USA and free trade agreements. On the

same time the issues that concern the social movements are not being reproduced

in a significant matter at state level. Colonialism has had a profound impact in

shaping the historical and political processes. It imposed western civilisation as

hegemonic, while the Andean and the African civilizations where silenced

through slavery, exploitation and exclusion. The White elite has looked down on

the population, together with the colonial legacy, this has maintained the old

power structures. The current political situation has seen the rise of leftist

presidents, with different civilizational perspectives, that stresses the importance

to change this South American reality, which leads us to where the continent

comes apart.},
  author       = {Åberg, John},
  keyword      = {Civilization,Hegemony,Globalization,Social Movements,Regionalisation,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {De tre civilisationernas kontinent - En studie om Sydamerikas civilisationer i en globaliserad värld},
  year         = {2007},
}