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A Chinese peace prize winner's view on freedom and democracy : An analysis of the problem representation in Liu Xiaobo's view on the Iraq war

Bergstedt, Sara-Stina LU (2014) KINK11 20141
Chinese Studies
Abstract (Chinese)
本论文对诺贝尔和平奖获奖者刘晓波关于伊拉克战争的文章进行深刻分析。 本论文使用 Carol Bacchi 的 What ́s the problem represented to be 理 论解释刘晓波对伊拉克战争的问题表征的含义。结论表示这些文章的问题表 征是“民主和自由的缺失”。这个问题表征导致弱势群体有困难表达自己的 不幸,不满群体的产生,物质资产和人命的损失等。刘晓波的这个表征的后果是限制而不是推广自由和民主,因此不能成为伊拉 克战争的正当理由。
Abstract
This paper contains a study of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo’s texts on the Iraq war, and the implications of the problem representation encompassed in his view on the war. By use of the “What’s the problem represented to be?”- approach by Carol Bacchi, I have found that the problem representation in Liu Xiaobo’s texts on the Iraq war is “lack of democracy and freedom”. Because of the problem representations discursive content the effects of the problem representation are everything from difficulties for structurally discriminated groups to voice their misfortune and creation of new discontent groups, to loss of material assets and human lives. Due to this, the Iraq war that Liu Xiaobo justifies in terms of spreading freedom and... (More)
This paper contains a study of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo’s texts on the Iraq war, and the implications of the problem representation encompassed in his view on the war. By use of the “What’s the problem represented to be?”- approach by Carol Bacchi, I have found that the problem representation in Liu Xiaobo’s texts on the Iraq war is “lack of democracy and freedom”. Because of the problem representations discursive content the effects of the problem representation are everything from difficulties for structurally discriminated groups to voice their misfortune and creation of new discontent groups, to loss of material assets and human lives. Due to this, the Iraq war that Liu Xiaobo justifies in terms of spreading freedom and democracy cannot be justified in that way, since the consequences of the problem representation might lead to the very opposite. (Less)
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Bergstedt, Sara-Stina LU
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KINK11 20141
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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problem representation, Liu Xiaobo, Iraq, freedom, democracy
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English
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4679632
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  abstract     = {This paper contains a study of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo’s texts on the Iraq war, and the implications of the problem representation encompassed in his view on the war. By use of the “What’s the problem represented to be?”- approach by Carol Bacchi, I have found that the problem representation in Liu Xiaobo’s texts on the Iraq war is “lack of democracy and freedom”. Because of the problem representations discursive content the effects of the problem representation are everything from difficulties for structurally discriminated groups to voice their misfortune and creation of new discontent groups, to loss of material assets and human lives. Due to this, the Iraq war that Liu Xiaobo justifies in terms of spreading freedom and democracy cannot be justified in that way, since the consequences of the problem representation might lead to the very opposite.},
  author       = {Bergstedt, Sara-Stina},
  keyword      = {problem representation,Liu Xiaobo,Iraq,freedom,democracy},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A Chinese peace prize winner's view on freedom and democracy : An analysis of the problem representation in Liu Xiaobo's view on the Iraq war},
  year         = {2014},
}