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Vem i hela världen kan man lita på? En fallstudie om utrikespolitiska vallöften

Mammos, Mihaela LU (2014) STVK02 20141
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This study examines election promises in order to analyze what determines whether politicians can fulfill their campaign promises or not. The study hence makes a contribution to the scarce literature in the area. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised to bring the troops home from Iraq and shut down the Guantánamo bay. This study tries to answer why only one of these election promises were fulfilled.
By giving an account of the current research in the area of election promises and carrying out a level of analysis on the system, the state and the individual level, decision making in foreign policy is examined and in addition is an explanatory model of the level of analysis compiled.
An evident conclusion is that... (More)
This study examines election promises in order to analyze what determines whether politicians can fulfill their campaign promises or not. The study hence makes a contribution to the scarce literature in the area. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised to bring the troops home from Iraq and shut down the Guantánamo bay. This study tries to answer why only one of these election promises were fulfilled.
By giving an account of the current research in the area of election promises and carrying out a level of analysis on the system, the state and the individual level, decision making in foreign policy is examined and in addition is an explanatory model of the level of analysis compiled.
An evident conclusion is that Obama does not have the power to name and perform whatever foreign policy election promises he wants, especially not the promises dependent upon the act of the Congress. Earlier research works as a sounding board to illustrate the discussion that is put forward and in order to contribute with a foreign policy perspective on the research that is related to national policy condition (Less)
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Mammos, Mihaela LU
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STVK02 20141
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Foreign Policy Decision Making, Campaign Promises, Barack Obama, Guantánamo bay, Iraq, War on Terror
language
Swedish
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4448293
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2014-07-07 14:48:38
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  abstract     = {This study examines election promises in order to analyze what determines whether politicians can fulfill their campaign promises or not. The study hence makes a contribution to the scarce literature in the area. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised to bring the troops home from Iraq and shut down the Guantánamo bay. This study tries to answer why only one of these election promises were fulfilled.
By giving an account of the current research in the area of election promises and carrying out a level of analysis on the system, the state and the individual level, decision making in foreign policy is examined and in addition is an explanatory model of the level of analysis compiled.
An evident conclusion is that Obama does not have the power to name and perform whatever foreign policy election promises he wants, especially not the promises dependent upon the act of the Congress. Earlier research works as a sounding board to illustrate the discussion that is put forward and in order to contribute with a foreign policy perspective on the research that is related to national policy condition},
  author       = {Mammos, Mihaela},
  keyword      = {Foreign Policy Decision Making,Campaign Promises,Barack Obama,Guantánamo bay,Iraq,War on Terror},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vem i hela världen kan man lita på? En fallstudie om utrikespolitiska vallöften},
  year         = {2014},
}