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When states choose to use military force

Christoffersen, Ulf LU (2013) FKVK02 20131
Department of Political Science
Abstract
States use military force on a regular basis in international politics. By implementing the theory of Realism, it can provide a perspective on why states choose to military intervene over international diplomacy. The use of military force is apparent, even though international politics is said to be controlled by International Law. The purpose of this thesis is to get an explanation for military force by using a comparative method on two cases, Operation Thunderbolt and Operation Neptune Spear. The chosen cases are two stealth operations, not being acts of war, operated 35 years a part with Operation Thunderbolt happening 1976 and Operation Neptune Spear 2011. These two cases bare noticeable similarities. By comparing the similarities and... (More)
States use military force on a regular basis in international politics. By implementing the theory of Realism, it can provide a perspective on why states choose to military intervene over international diplomacy. The use of military force is apparent, even though international politics is said to be controlled by International Law. The purpose of this thesis is to get an explanation for military force by using a comparative method on two cases, Operation Thunderbolt and Operation Neptune Spear. The chosen cases are two stealth operations, not being acts of war, operated 35 years a part with Operation Thunderbolt happening 1976 and Operation Neptune Spear 2011. These two cases bare noticeable similarities. By comparing the similarities and differences of the two cases with the questioned theory of Realism, it will try to provide clarity to the thesis and try to redeem the theory of Realism.

Keywords: Operation Thunderbolt, Operation Neptune Spear, Realism, Sovereignty, Self-help

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Christoffersen, Ulf LU
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alternative title
A comparative study between Operation Thunderbolt and Operation Neptune Spear
course
FKVK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Operation Thunderbolt, Operation Neptune Spear, Realism, Sovereignty, Self-help
language
English
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3787728
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 13:24:33
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2013-07-01 13:24:33
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Keywords: Operation Thunderbolt, Operation Neptune Spear, Realism, Sovereignty, Self-help

Words: 9518
Characters: 60084},
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  keyword      = {Operation Thunderbolt,Operation Neptune Spear,Realism,Sovereignty,Self-help},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {When states choose to use military force},
  year         = {2013},
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