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Varför blev det fred i Indonesien? ? Kan rational choice förklara fredsuppgörelsen??

Hansen, Robert and Persson, Natasja (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The conflict in Aceh had been going on for 30 years time, but ended after a tsunami hit the area in 2004. The impact the natural catastrophe had on the conflict was that both GAM and the Indonesian government was brought together with the intent of reaching a peace agreement. The authors to this thesis paper ask the question of why it became peace after such long time of war, but also if rational choice theory can explain this event. The answer to the first question is that the tsunami was the main reason to why it became peace. As to the second question, the conclusion would be that, depending on which view of human nature one has, rational choice theory can only answer the question if cultural, religious and emotional factors are... (More)
The conflict in Aceh had been going on for 30 years time, but ended after a tsunami hit the area in 2004. The impact the natural catastrophe had on the conflict was that both GAM and the Indonesian government was brought together with the intent of reaching a peace agreement. The authors to this thesis paper ask the question of why it became peace after such long time of war, but also if rational choice theory can explain this event. The answer to the first question is that the tsunami was the main reason to why it became peace. As to the second question, the conclusion would be that, depending on which view of human nature one has, rational choice theory can only answer the question if cultural, religious and emotional factors are disregarded. The use of empirical data analyzed with rational choice and ripeness theory has led to the author's conclusions to the questions stated above.

The use of qualitative method for analyzing the conflict and the peace agreement has been the preferred method based on the possibilities to make a case study, which have given the opportunity for a thorough analyze and discussion. (Less)
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author
Hansen, Robert and Persson, Natasja
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Aceh, fredsförhandling, konflikt, rational choice, ripeness, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1328369
date added to LUP
2006-02-10
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2006-02-10
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  abstract     = {The conflict in Aceh had been going on for 30 years time, but ended after a tsunami hit the area in 2004. The impact the natural catastrophe had on the conflict was that both GAM and the Indonesian government was brought together with the intent of reaching a peace agreement. The authors to this thesis paper ask the question of why it became peace after such long time of war, but also if rational choice theory can explain this event. The answer to the first question is that the tsunami was the main reason to why it became peace. As to the second question, the conclusion would be that, depending on which view of human nature one has, rational choice theory can only answer the question if cultural, religious and emotional factors are disregarded. The use of empirical data analyzed with rational choice and ripeness theory has led to the author's conclusions to the questions stated above.

The use of qualitative method for analyzing the conflict and the peace agreement has been the preferred method based on the possibilities to make a case study, which have given the opportunity for a thorough analyze and discussion.},
  author       = {Hansen, Robert and Persson, Natasja},
  keyword      = {Aceh,fredsförhandling,konflikt,rational choice,ripeness,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Varför blev det fred i Indonesien? ? Kan rational choice förklara fredsuppgörelsen??},
  year         = {2006},
}