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Ny världsordning, nya utmaningar? En teorianvändande studie om förhållandet mellan USA och Europa sedan Kalla krigets slut

Andersson, Katarina (2005)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In this thesis I discuss and analyse the relationship between USA and Europe since the end of the Cold War. Many authors claimed that the Soviet threat was the glue that kept the continents together. Now that threat is gone and new challenges have risen. In what way has this relationship been influenced by the new challenges this new era stands for? By doing a case study and by using two quite different theorists, John Mearsheimer an offensive realist and Joseph Nye who is a liberal institutionalist, I?ll try to show how for example September 11, anti-amerikanism and NATO can be explained and understood. The explanations are quite different and this shows how different one can understand international relations based on what kind of theory... (More)
In this thesis I discuss and analyse the relationship between USA and Europe since the end of the Cold War. Many authors claimed that the Soviet threat was the glue that kept the continents together. Now that threat is gone and new challenges have risen. In what way has this relationship been influenced by the new challenges this new era stands for? By doing a case study and by using two quite different theorists, John Mearsheimer an offensive realist and Joseph Nye who is a liberal institutionalist, I?ll try to show how for example September 11, anti-amerikanism and NATO can be explained and understood. The explanations are quite different and this shows how different one can understand international relations based on what kind of theory that is used. For example regarding September 11, one of the challenges is how USA want to fight the war on terror by using force, preferably in a pre-emptive way. Europe, on the other hand wants to solve it in multilateral ways. (Less)
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Andersson, Katarina
supervisor
organization
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
US-European relations, challenges, soft power, liberalism, realism, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1330716
date added to LUP
2005-06-20 00:00:00
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2005-06-20 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {In this thesis I discuss and analyse the relationship between USA and Europe since the end of the Cold War. Many authors claimed that the Soviet threat was the glue that kept the continents together. Now that threat is gone and new challenges have risen. In what way has this relationship been influenced by the new challenges this new era stands for? By doing a case study and by using two quite different theorists, John Mearsheimer an offensive realist and Joseph Nye who is a liberal institutionalist, I?ll try to show how for example September 11, anti-amerikanism and NATO can be explained and understood. The explanations are quite different and this shows how different one can understand international relations based on what kind of theory that is used. For example regarding September 11, one of the challenges is how USA want to fight the war on terror by using force, preferably in a pre-emptive way. Europe, on the other hand wants to solve it in multilateral ways.},
  author       = {Andersson, Katarina},
  keyword      = {US-European relations,challenges,soft power,liberalism,realism,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ny världsordning, nya utmaningar? En teorianvändande studie om förhållandet mellan USA och Europa sedan Kalla krigets slut},
  year         = {2005},
}