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Västsaharas legitimitet som stat- En undersökande fallstudie om Västsaharas möjligheter att bli en stark stat

Herrlund, Joakim LU (2011) FKVK01 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
The status of Western Sahara has since 1975 been a controversial topic in
international relations. Morocco claims that the territory rightfully belongs to them while Polisario, the representative of the Sahrawi’s, are of the dichotomous opinion and demands independence. In this paper I will examine the statement that Western Sahara in the long run would be to weak and too poor to survive as a state. I will try this statement by applying a model that examines the state´s legitimacy through eight different aspects. My findings are that there are incentives for Western Sahara to be able to avoid becoming a failed state but, since there were ambivalent aspects as well, it´s not possible to draw any clear
conclusions about the legitimacy of... (More)
The status of Western Sahara has since 1975 been a controversial topic in
international relations. Morocco claims that the territory rightfully belongs to them while Polisario, the representative of the Sahrawi’s, are of the dichotomous opinion and demands independence. In this paper I will examine the statement that Western Sahara in the long run would be to weak and too poor to survive as a state. I will try this statement by applying a model that examines the state´s legitimacy through eight different aspects. My findings are that there are incentives for Western Sahara to be able to avoid becoming a failed state but, since there were ambivalent aspects as well, it´s not possible to draw any clear
conclusions about the legitimacy of Western Sahara as a state. Nevertheless, this exam found that the above mentioned statement is not a valid one without further evidence and studies. (Less)
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author
Herrlund, Joakim LU
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organization
course
FKVK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Western Sahara, Morocco, legitimacy, strong state, failed state
language
Swedish
id
1970098
date added to LUP
2011-12-07 11:21:04
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2011-12-07 11:21:04
@misc{1970098,
  abstract     = {The status of Western Sahara has since 1975 been a controversial topic in
international relations. Morocco claims that the territory rightfully belongs to them while Polisario, the representative of the Sahrawi’s, are of the dichotomous opinion and demands independence. In this paper I will examine the statement that Western Sahara in the long run would be to weak and too poor to survive as a state. I will try this statement by applying a model that examines the state´s legitimacy through eight different aspects. My findings are that there are incentives for Western Sahara to be able to avoid becoming a failed state but, since there were ambivalent aspects as well, it´s not possible to draw any clear
conclusions about the legitimacy of Western Sahara as a state. Nevertheless, this exam found that the above mentioned statement is not a valid one without further evidence and studies.},
  author       = {Herrlund, Joakim},
  keyword      = {Western Sahara,Morocco,legitimacy,strong state,failed state},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Västsaharas legitimitet som stat- En undersökande fallstudie om Västsaharas möjligheter att bli en stark stat},
  year         = {2011},
}