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Sexualiserat våld i Demokratiska Republiken Kongo (DRK) - en analytisk-eklektisk undersökning av möjliggörande och vidmakthållande faktorer

Hagsund, Freja LU (2011) STVK01 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Sexual violence is conducted by armed groups in the eastern regions of the
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in a very high extent and with an extreme brutality. Reports from the region often emphasize the victims' experience of the violence from a human rights framework and fail to recognize the context, with its specific social, symbolic, legal and macro-economic attributes. This thesis argues that any unifactorial explanation or analysis is insufficient in providing a satisfactory explanation of the sexual violence. Instead it proposes an analytic- eclectic approach that takes into account a variety of factors developed in different research programs. The used approach is inspired by Rudra Sil and Peter J. Katzenstein who propose... (More)
Sexual violence is conducted by armed groups in the eastern regions of the
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in a very high extent and with an extreme brutality. Reports from the region often emphasize the victims' experience of the violence from a human rights framework and fail to recognize the context, with its specific social, symbolic, legal and macro-economic attributes. This thesis argues that any unifactorial explanation or analysis is insufficient in providing a satisfactory explanation of the sexual violence. Instead it proposes an analytic- eclectic approach that takes into account a variety of factors developed in different research programs. The used approach is inspired by Rudra Sil and Peter J. Katzenstein who propose eclectic research in order to bridge the theory-policy gap in social sciences and to ”recomplexify” issues that research have simplified by artificially segmenting reality in order to fit researcher's ontological and epistemological assumptions. The resulting causal narrative shows that, by combining explanatory mechanisms developed in various paradigms, a richer and more including picture explaining the institutionalisation of violence in the region appears. (Less)
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author
Hagsund, Freja LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
sexual violence, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), analytic eclecticism, theory-policy, Peter J. Katzenstein, Rudra Sil
language
Swedish
id
1968585
date added to LUP
2011-06-20 14:31:32
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2011-06-20 14:31:32
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  abstract     = {Sexual violence is conducted by armed groups in the eastern regions of the 
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in a very high extent and with an extreme brutality. Reports from the region often emphasize the victims' experience of the violence from a human rights framework and fail to recognize the context, with its specific social, symbolic, legal and macro-economic attributes. This thesis argues that any unifactorial explanation or analysis is insufficient in providing a satisfactory explanation of the sexual violence. Instead it proposes an analytic- eclectic approach that takes into account a variety of factors developed in different research programs. The used approach is inspired by Rudra Sil and Peter J. Katzenstein who propose eclectic research in order to bridge the theory-policy gap in social sciences and to ”recomplexify” issues that research have simplified by artificially segmenting reality in order to fit researcher's ontological and epistemological assumptions. The resulting causal narrative shows that, by combining explanatory mechanisms developed in various paradigms, a richer and more including picture explaining the institutionalisation of violence in the region appears.},
  author       = {Hagsund, Freja},
  keyword      = {sexual violence,Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),analytic eclecticism,theory-policy,Peter J. Katzenstein,Rudra Sil},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sexualiserat våld i Demokratiska Republiken Kongo (DRK) - en analytisk-eklektisk undersökning av möjliggörande och vidmakthållande faktorer},
  year         = {2011},
}