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Nya murar i globaliseringens tidsålder - Om varför stater än en gång bygger murar

Hallin Veres, Samuel LU (2012) STVK01 20112
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The use of walls as divider between countries has, since the fall of the Berlin wall, been thought of as a dead tradition. With the common thinking of globalization as an opening and integration force, walls between countries could be seen as a paradox. They symbolises closed borders and cold relations. Since 1991 no more than 26 walls between countries has been built. This thesis examines why walls, once again, are used as a tool in International Relations. Since there are not many studies examining the new walls the main purpose of this thesis is to develop an explanatory theory about wall building in a globalized world. Drawing from Immanuel Wallerstein’s world system approach and theories of “the other” I create a theoretical framework... (More)
The use of walls as divider between countries has, since the fall of the Berlin wall, been thought of as a dead tradition. With the common thinking of globalization as an opening and integration force, walls between countries could be seen as a paradox. They symbolises closed borders and cold relations. Since 1991 no more than 26 walls between countries has been built. This thesis examines why walls, once again, are used as a tool in International Relations. Since there are not many studies examining the new walls the main purpose of this thesis is to develop an explanatory theory about wall building in a globalized world. Drawing from Immanuel Wallerstein’s world system approach and theories of “the other” I create a theoretical framework that could be used to understand the new walls. Testing these theories on India’s wall against Bangladesh I find that economic inequality seems to lead to a distancing where the richer country seek to legitimize wall building in terms of the frightening “other”. The unique context of each country building a wall is of great importance, which leads to the assumption of the need to analyse the wall building phenomena further. (Less)
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author
Hallin Veres, Samuel LU
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STVK01 20112
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
murar, globalisering, säkerhet, gräns, internationella relationer
language
Swedish
id
2275451
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2012-02-14 20:55:14
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  abstract     = {The use of walls as divider between countries has, since the fall of the Berlin wall, been thought of as a dead tradition. With the common thinking of globalization as an opening and integration force, walls between countries could be seen as a paradox. They symbolises closed borders and cold relations. Since 1991 no more than 26 walls between countries has been built. This thesis examines why walls, once again, are used as a tool in International Relations. Since there are not many studies examining the new walls the main purpose of this thesis is to develop an explanatory theory about wall building in a globalized world. Drawing from Immanuel Wallerstein’s world system approach and theories of “the other” I create a theoretical framework that could be used to understand the new walls. Testing these theories on India’s wall against Bangladesh I find that economic inequality seems to lead to a distancing where the richer country seek to legitimize wall building in terms of the frightening “other”. The unique context of each country building a wall is of great importance, which leads to the assumption of the need to analyse the wall building phenomena further.},
  author       = {Hallin Veres, Samuel},
  keyword      = {murar,globalisering,säkerhet,gräns,internationella relationer},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Nya murar i globaliseringens tidsålder - Om varför stater än en gång bygger murar},
  year         = {2012},
}