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Krig och demokrati

Olsson, Fredrik LU (2012) STVK01 20112
Department of Political Science
Abstract
That democracy brings peace has been long known. That war may, in certain cases, bring democracy has not. However, the essay begins by exploring the history of humanitarian and liberal interventions, as well as the history of ideas behind them. I have found that the first cases appeared in the 19th-century, though they were rare until the second half of the 20th. I have also discussed legal and ethical issues pertaining to the matter, as well as briefly looked into the role of media in promoting interventions. I have also presented alternative explanations other than interventions as to why countries democratize. The variables for which I have found material have been used in a multiple regression analysis, with cases ranging from 1990 to... (More)
That democracy brings peace has been long known. That war may, in certain cases, bring democracy has not. However, the essay begins by exploring the history of humanitarian and liberal interventions, as well as the history of ideas behind them. I have found that the first cases appeared in the 19th-century, though they were rare until the second half of the 20th. I have also discussed legal and ethical issues pertaining to the matter, as well as briefly looked into the role of media in promoting interventions. I have also presented alternative explanations other than interventions as to why countries democratize. The variables for which I have found material have been used in a multiple regression analysis, with cases ranging from 1990 to 2000. My data seems to suggest that interventions, and in particular liberal ones, have a positive effect on democratization. Finally, my essay suggests that further studies on the subject are needed to fully explain the mechanisms governing the transition to democracy after an intervention. (Less)
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author
Olsson, Fredrik LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En undersökning av interventioners legalitet, legitimitet och effektivitet
course
STVK01 20112
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
kvantitativ metod, demokratisering, intervention, Demokrati
language
Swedish
additional info
Jag vill tacka följande personer. Mina kurskamrater Fanny Johansson och Jonas Stenberg för deras synpunkter under den tidiga processen. De sparade mig mycket arbete med sina insikter. Läraren Michael Wahman, som ställde upp som handledare i metodfrågor, trots att det inte var hans uppgift. Hans påpekanden har gjort uppsatsen bättre än vad den annars skulle vara. Sist men inte minst vill jag tacka min vän Christopher Hellström för hans aldrig sviktande stöd och hans skarpa ögon.

Till er alla, ett stort tack!
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2275447
date added to LUP
2012-02-14 20:59:04
date last changed
2012-02-14 20:59:04
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  abstract     = {That democracy brings peace has been long known. That war may, in certain cases, bring democracy has not. However, the essay begins by exploring the history of humanitarian and liberal interventions, as well as the history of ideas behind them. I have found that the first cases appeared in the 19th-century, though they were rare until the second half of the 20th. I have also discussed legal and ethical issues pertaining to the matter, as well as briefly looked into the role of media in promoting interventions. I have also presented alternative explanations other than interventions as to why countries democratize. The variables for which I have found material have been used in a multiple regression analysis, with cases ranging from 1990 to 2000. My data seems to suggest that interventions, and in particular liberal ones, have a positive effect on democratization. Finally, my essay suggests that further studies on the subject are needed to fully explain the mechanisms governing the transition to democracy after an intervention.},
  author       = {Olsson, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {kvantitativ metod,demokratisering,intervention,Demokrati},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Krig och demokrati},
  year         = {2012},
}