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Diplomati till varje pris - En studie om varför USA väljer diplomati framför militär intervention i Nordkorea

Lovén, Linus (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
North Korea is considered to be the most autocratic dictatorship in the world today. Its citizens are denied their most basic human rights and North Koreas ambition to pursue nuclear weapons is looked upon with great fear from the international community and the US in particular. Some experts say that the threat from North Korea is far greater than the one possessed by Saddam Hussein. Although North Korea seems to inhabit all the necessary criteria for an US military intervention the United States has openly declared its diplomatic ambitions with the state. Why?

With the use of realist and social construction theory this study will bring clarity to why the United States prefers diplomacy instead of a military intervention.... (More)
North Korea is considered to be the most autocratic dictatorship in the world today. Its citizens are denied their most basic human rights and North Koreas ambition to pursue nuclear weapons is looked upon with great fear from the international community and the US in particular. Some experts say that the threat from North Korea is far greater than the one possessed by Saddam Hussein. Although North Korea seems to inhabit all the necessary criteria for an US military intervention the United States has openly declared its diplomatic ambitions with the state. Why?

With the use of realist and social construction theory this study will bring clarity to why the United States prefers diplomacy instead of a military intervention. Methodologically the study consists of three explanation factors which present three possible explanations to why the US sees diplomacy as the most favourable tool in this conflict. My results show that the US is influenced by both powerful actors in the region and a contemporary view on inter-state conflicts that circles around an increased use of diplomacy instead of military power as a conflict solving tool. The study also shows that North Korea does not fit into the threat image of today which mostly consists of Islamic fundamentalism. (Less)
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author
Lovén, Linus
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organization
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
North Korea, realism, diplomacy, military intervention, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1329147
date added to LUP
2006-09-06
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2006-09-06
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  abstract     = {North Korea is considered to be the most autocratic dictatorship in the world today. Its citizens are denied their most basic human rights and North Koreas ambition to pursue nuclear weapons is looked upon with great fear from the international community and the US in particular. Some experts say that the threat from North Korea is far greater than the one possessed by Saddam Hussein. Although North Korea seems to inhabit all the necessary criteria for an US military intervention the United States has openly declared its diplomatic ambitions with the state. Why?

With the use of realist and social construction theory this study will bring clarity to why the United States prefers diplomacy instead of a military intervention. Methodologically the study consists of three explanation factors which present three possible explanations to why the US sees diplomacy as the most favourable tool in this conflict. My results show that the US is influenced by both powerful actors in the region and a contemporary view on inter-state conflicts that circles around an increased use of diplomacy instead of military power as a conflict solving tool. The study also shows that North Korea does not fit into the threat image of today which mostly consists of Islamic fundamentalism.},
  author       = {Lovén, Linus},
  keyword      = {North Korea,realism,diplomacy,military intervention,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Diplomati till varje pris - En studie om varför USA väljer diplomati framför militär intervention i Nordkorea},
  year         = {2006},
}