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The Remnants of Political and Trinitarian Structures in the Post-Cold War Era

Hammarlund, Martin LU (2011) FKVK01 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to provide a contribution to the current waged debate concerning the validity of Carl von Clausewitz’s theories regarding actors engaged in the acts of war. These thoughts have been suggested to be obsolete in the post-cold war era whereas the new wars theories have emerged and modified and challenged the classical knowledge of the very nature of war. The theoretical framework will be applied on two separate cases: the Taliban movement 1994-2001 and the Hezbollah party 1990-2000. This study investigates the objectives of the organizations, their structure and what means they use to achieve their goals in order to prove that these observed actors are in fact politically motivated. The findings indicate that the... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to provide a contribution to the current waged debate concerning the validity of Carl von Clausewitz’s theories regarding actors engaged in the acts of war. These thoughts have been suggested to be obsolete in the post-cold war era whereas the new wars theories have emerged and modified and challenged the classical knowledge of the very nature of war. The theoretical framework will be applied on two separate cases: the Taliban movement 1994-2001 and the Hezbollah party 1990-2000. This study investigates the objectives of the organizations, their structure and what means they use to achieve their goals in order to prove that these observed actors are in fact politically motivated. The findings indicate that the organizations are to be understood as political actors as they act in a pattern toward obtaining maximum legitimate support from the regional societies as they develop their power positions in the relationship of power against other domestic actors. (Less)
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author
Hammarlund, Martin LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Clausewitz Revisited in the Contemporary Middle East
course
FKVK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Carl von Clausewitz, Center of gravity, Trinitarian structure, Political actors, Relationship of power, the Taliban, Hezbollah
language
English
id
1970313
date added to LUP
2011-12-07 11:20:54
date last changed
2011-12-07 11:20:54
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to provide a contribution to the current waged debate concerning the validity of Carl von Clausewitz’s theories regarding actors engaged in the acts of war. These thoughts have been suggested to be obsolete in the post-cold war era whereas the new wars theories have emerged and modified and challenged the classical knowledge of the very nature of war. The theoretical framework will be applied on two separate cases: the Taliban movement 1994-2001 and the Hezbollah party 1990-2000. This study investigates the objectives of the organizations, their structure and what means they use to achieve their goals in order to prove that these observed actors are in fact politically motivated. The findings indicate that the organizations are to be understood as political actors as they act in a pattern toward obtaining maximum legitimate support from the regional societies as they develop their power positions in the relationship of power against other domestic actors.},
  author       = {Hammarlund, Martin},
  keyword      = {Carl von Clausewitz,Center of gravity,Trinitarian structure,Political actors,Relationship of power,the Taliban,Hezbollah},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Remnants of Political and Trinitarian Structures in the Post-Cold War Era},
  year         = {2011},
}