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(Un)just Wars - An analysis of Israeli discourse in Gaza 2008-2009 and Lebanon 2006

Ekvall, Isabelle LU (2012) FKVK01 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
Many attempts at explainging the difficulty of the discrepancy between between the discourses of the Israeli Arab conflict have been made by many scholars throughout the years. This thesis will focus on two different cases of the greater conflict; the Gaza War in 2008-2009, and the Lebanon War in 2006. The attempt is to analyze the discourse of righteousness in both cases, based on an understanding gained from earlier research. The use of theories of Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello, combined with a discourse analysis of who has legitimacy and who has not, which case is just and who is the real victim of the Middel East conflict combine the ground on which the inquiry is conducted. The finding indicates both opportunities to update and... (More)
Many attempts at explainging the difficulty of the discrepancy between between the discourses of the Israeli Arab conflict have been made by many scholars throughout the years. This thesis will focus on two different cases of the greater conflict; the Gaza War in 2008-2009, and the Lebanon War in 2006. The attempt is to analyze the discourse of righteousness in both cases, based on an understanding gained from earlier research. The use of theories of Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello, combined with a discourse analysis of who has legitimacy and who has not, which case is just and who is the real victim of the Middel East conflict combine the ground on which the inquiry is conducted. The finding indicates both opportunities to update and improve international law, as well as show the difficulty of determining legal aspects of war. Both cases show that Israel claims to have been attacked by the other party previous to the response. (Less)
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author
Ekvall, Isabelle LU
supervisor
organization
course
FKVK01 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Hamas, Hezbollah, Terrorism, Discourse Analysis, Israel, IDF, Jus ad bellum, Jus in Bello, International Law, Righteousness, Just War Theory
language
English
id
2545300
date added to LUP
2012-06-27 10:24:55
date last changed
2012-06-27 10:24:55
@misc{2545300,
  abstract     = {Many attempts at explainging the difficulty of the discrepancy between between the discourses of the Israeli Arab conflict have been made by many scholars throughout the years. This thesis will focus on two different cases of the greater conflict; the Gaza War in 2008-2009, and the Lebanon War in 2006. The attempt is to analyze the discourse of righteousness in both cases, based on an understanding gained from earlier research. The use of theories of Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello, combined with a discourse analysis of who has legitimacy and who has not, which case is just and who is the real victim of the Middel East conflict combine the ground on which the inquiry is conducted. The finding indicates both opportunities to update and improve international law, as well as show the difficulty of determining legal aspects of war. Both cases show that Israel claims to have been attacked by the other party previous to the response.},
  author       = {Ekvall, Isabelle},
  keyword      = {Hamas,Hezbollah,Terrorism,Discourse Analysis,Israel,IDF,Jus ad bellum,Jus in Bello,International Law,Righteousness,Just War Theory},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {(Un)just Wars - An analysis of Israeli discourse in Gaza 2008-2009 and Lebanon 2006},
  year         = {2012},
}