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USA och folkmordet i Rwanda. Hur ett lands inrikespolitiska klimat påverkade det internationella samfundets agerande i en humanitär katastrof

Corrigan, Louise LU (2011) MRSK30 20111
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the United States’ influence on the international community’s ability to prohibit the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Over the course of 100 days government forces and Hutu militia implemented an elimination campaign with the main objective of ethnically cleansing Rwanda of the Tutsi minority, and effectively slaughtered 800,000 civilians. By rhetorically analyzing two major documents, the Democrats’ Presidential Decision Directive 25, and the Republican Senator Bob Dole’s Peace Powers Act, it was possible to identify a political consensus in Washington, which indicated an unreceptive mentality towards the UN and humanitarian interventions. The U.S.’ political climate was created out of the failed... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the United States’ influence on the international community’s ability to prohibit the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Over the course of 100 days government forces and Hutu militia implemented an elimination campaign with the main objective of ethnically cleansing Rwanda of the Tutsi minority, and effectively slaughtered 800,000 civilians. By rhetorically analyzing two major documents, the Democrats’ Presidential Decision Directive 25, and the Republican Senator Bob Dole’s Peace Powers Act, it was possible to identify a political consensus in Washington, which indicated an unreceptive mentality towards the UN and humanitarian interventions. The U.S.’ political climate was created out of the failed intervention in Somalia in 1993, which resulted in lives lost and a considerable distrust for the Clinton administration. By applying the theory of the U.S. as a world hegemon with the ability to influence the actions of other states and global organizations, it was possible to illustrate how Washington’s political elite successfully influenced the international community’s action in Rwanda, and created a global policy in accordance with U.S. national interests. (Less)
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author
Corrigan, Louise LU
supervisor
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course
MRSK30 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
FN, folkmord, national interests, hegemon, UN, US, Rwanda, genocide
language
Swedish
id
1971692
date added to LUP
2011-06-29 11:07:13
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to examine the United States’ influence on the international community’s ability to prohibit the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Over the course of 100 days government forces and Hutu militia implemented an elimination campaign with the main objective of ethnically cleansing Rwanda of the Tutsi minority, and effectively slaughtered 800,000 civilians. By rhetorically analyzing two major documents, the Democrats’ Presidential Decision Directive 25, and the Republican Senator Bob Dole’s Peace Powers Act, it was possible to identify a political consensus in Washington, which indicated an unreceptive mentality towards the UN and humanitarian interventions. The U.S.’ political climate was created out of the failed intervention in Somalia in 1993, which resulted in lives lost and a considerable distrust for the Clinton administration. By applying the theory of the U.S. as a world hegemon with the ability to influence the actions of other states and global organizations, it was possible to illustrate how Washington’s political elite successfully influenced the international community’s action in Rwanda, and created a global policy in accordance with U.S. national interests.},
  author       = {Corrigan, Louise},
  keyword      = {FN,folkmord,national interests,hegemon,UN,US,Rwanda,genocide},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {USA och folkmordet i Rwanda. Hur ett lands inrikespolitiska klimat påverkade det internationella samfundets agerande i en humanitär katastrof},
  year         = {2011},
}