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Kultur, makt och begreppet stat i förhandlingssituationer: en fallstudie av den norsk-svenska renbeteskonventionen

Dege, Christina (2005)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper develops a theory for understanding negotiation situations involving states and indigenous peoples. Using relevant constructivist theory as a starting point, the paper develops a theory about understanding the relationship between power and culture implicit in the concept of the state. This relationship is examined in negotiations situations involving states and indigenous peoples. States are constituted by social structure and are representatives of the national culture. At the same time states are actors within the international system and a part of the culture of Westphalia. In negotiation situations, these cultural identities are related to dimensions of power within the negotiations. The dimensions of power discussed are:... (More)
This paper develops a theory for understanding negotiation situations involving states and indigenous peoples. Using relevant constructivist theory as a starting point, the paper develops a theory about understanding the relationship between power and culture implicit in the concept of the state. This relationship is examined in negotiations situations involving states and indigenous peoples. States are constituted by social structure and are representatives of the national culture. At the same time states are actors within the international system and a part of the culture of Westphalia. In negotiation situations, these cultural identities are related to dimensions of power within the negotiations. The dimensions of power discussed are: the power over the principles of negotiation, the power of representation, and the power of policy and position formulation. The dimensions are related to the state's cultural identities in the negotiation situation. This relationship is revealed in the analysis of the historical context surrounding the situation, the principles guiding the negotiations, the legitimate actors in negotiations and the formulation of policy and positions. Using a case-study method, the paper analyzes the negotiations between Norway and Sweden in the formulation of a new Reindeer Grazing Convention. The theories presented in this paper show how constructivists can utilize the concepts of the state and the international system to understand interactions between states and non-states. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This paper develops a theory for understanding negotiation situations involving states and indigenous peoples. Using relevant constructivist theory as a starting point, the paper develops a theory about understanding the relationship between power and culture implicit in the concept of the state. This relationship is examined in negotiations situations involving states and indigenous peoples. States are constituted by social structure and are representatives of the national culture. At the same time states are actors within the international system and a part of the culture of Westphalia. In negotiation situations, these cultural identities are related to dimensions of power within the negotiations. The dimensions of power discussed are: the power over the principles of negotiation, the power of representation, and the power of policy and position formulation. The dimensions are related to the state's cultural identities in the negotiation situation. This relationship is revealed in the analysis of the historical context surrounding the situation, the principles guiding the negotiations, the legitimate actors in negotiations and the formulation of policy and positions. Using a case-study method, the paper analyzes the negotiations between Norway and Sweden in the formulation of a new Reindeer Grazing Convention. The theories presented in this paper show how constructivists can utilize the concepts of the state and the international system to understand interactions between states and non-states.},
  author       = {Dege, Christina},
  keyword      = {culture,state,negotiations,indigenous peoples,Norwegian ? Swedish Reindeer Grazing Convention,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kultur, makt och begreppet stat i förhandlingssituationer: en fallstudie av den norsk-svenska renbeteskonventionen},
  year         = {2005},
}