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"I don`t trust him" Star Wars ur ett tillits-perspektiv

Sjögren, Carl Magnus LU (2014) STVK02 20141
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In this thesis I analyze the Star Wars saga and its description of the rise of dictators and compare them with common criticism of the US Congress and President. Central to the Star Wars Saga is the tale of how democratic societies transition into military dictatorships. As creator George Lucas has mentioned in interviews he sees democracies as weak during political upheaval, democratically elected polititians often in history choose safety over democracy, allowing the dictators to freely rise to power. I argue that there are quite a few similarities in the way that the fall of democracy is presented in Star Wars and critics of the US Congress. Power abdicates and transitions from the congress to the president. By using the polarity of the... (More)
In this thesis I analyze the Star Wars saga and its description of the rise of dictators and compare them with common criticism of the US Congress and President. Central to the Star Wars Saga is the tale of how democratic societies transition into military dictatorships. As creator George Lucas has mentioned in interviews he sees democracies as weak during political upheaval, democratically elected polititians often in history choose safety over democracy, allowing the dictators to freely rise to power. I argue that there are quite a few similarities in the way that the fall of democracy is presented in Star Wars and critics of the US Congress. Power abdicates and transitions from the congress to the president. By using the polarity of the senate, the Chancellor (or president) manipulates the system in order to make him all powerful. This notion is in line with current and historical ideas on how the US would turn into a dictatorship. Using the framework of trust I analyze the narratives in star wars and American political science literature and journalism on ideas of death of democracies. (Less)
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author
Sjögren, Carl Magnus LU
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STVK02 20141
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Star Wars, trust, congressional politics, abdication of power in congress
language
Swedish
id
4586938
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2014-09-17 13:30:13
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  abstract     = {In this thesis I analyze the Star Wars saga and its description of the rise of dictators and compare them with common criticism of the US Congress and President. Central to the Star Wars Saga is the tale of how democratic societies transition into military dictatorships. As creator George Lucas has mentioned in interviews he sees democracies as weak during political upheaval, democratically elected polititians often in history choose safety over democracy, allowing the dictators to freely rise to power. I argue that there are quite a few similarities in the way that the fall of democracy is presented in Star Wars and critics of the US Congress. Power abdicates and transitions from the congress to the president. By using the polarity of the senate, the Chancellor (or president) manipulates the system in order to make him all powerful. This notion is in line with current and historical ideas on how the US would turn into a dictatorship. Using the framework of trust I analyze the narratives in star wars and American political science literature and journalism on ideas of death of democracies.},
  author       = {Sjögren, Carl Magnus},
  keyword      = {Star Wars,trust,congressional politics,abdication of power in congress},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"I don`t trust him" Star Wars ur ett tillits-perspektiv},
  year         = {2014},
}