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The impact of statements in internal conflicts - A heuristic study with a look at the labelling of the FARC

Elfwering, Olof LU (2013) STVK02 20122
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper builds a theory from which to analyse the impact of a statement on an
internal conflict. The theory is loosely based on the common view of grievance as
the cause for civil war and heavily influenced by John Austin’s thoughts on
speech acts. By assuming that conceptions guide a person’s actions and that
conceptions are shaped by impressions, the conclusion is that impressions from
statements can affect actions. In other words; statements can affect an internal
conflict and this theory aims at describing how.
A second part of the paper applies the theory to the Colombian civil war. Here,
I analyse how statements and events led to a changing perception of the FARC
and what the results were. This is a heuristic case study... (More)
This paper builds a theory from which to analyse the impact of a statement on an
internal conflict. The theory is loosely based on the common view of grievance as
the cause for civil war and heavily influenced by John Austin’s thoughts on
speech acts. By assuming that conceptions guide a person’s actions and that
conceptions are shaped by impressions, the conclusion is that impressions from
statements can affect actions. In other words; statements can affect an internal
conflict and this theory aims at describing how.
A second part of the paper applies the theory to the Colombian civil war. Here,
I analyse how statements and events led to a changing perception of the FARC
and what the results were. This is a heuristic case study where the theory building
and the case study are separated as the case primarily serves as a demonstration. (Less)
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author
Elfwering, Olof LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Civil war, Colombia, Conception, FARC, Speech act
language
English
id
3348313
date added to LUP
2013-02-05 14:32:49
date last changed
2013-02-05 14:32:49
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  abstract     = {This paper builds a theory from which to analyse the impact of a statement on an
internal conflict. The theory is loosely based on the common view of grievance as
the cause for civil war and heavily influenced by John Austin’s thoughts on
speech acts. By assuming that conceptions guide a person’s actions and that
conceptions are shaped by impressions, the conclusion is that impressions from
statements can affect actions. In other words; statements can affect an internal
conflict and this theory aims at describing how.
A second part of the paper applies the theory to the Colombian civil war. Here,
I analyse how statements and events led to a changing perception of the FARC
and what the results were. This is a heuristic case study where the theory building
and the case study are separated as the case primarily serves as a demonstration.},
  author       = {Elfwering, Olof},
  keyword      = {Civil war,Colombia,Conception,FARC,Speech act},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The impact of statements in internal conflicts - A heuristic study with a look at the labelling of the FARC},
  year         = {2013},
}